“Put on your high heel sneakers, put your wig hat on your head…”
- Tommy Tucker, 1964
- Tommy Tucker, 1964
The Forces of Fundedburg!
Her Royal Empress Persephone’s army consists of battalions and regiments raised from the duchies,baronies and shires across her Empire. Because of this, uniforms can vary in color and even cut considerably. Some would also say that this would also be true in terms of the cut of the troops, but never to the Empress.
|The bee and crown with a heart stinger is my Daughter's ( the Empress') Sigil|
|Splinterloo regulars painted by Stanley Stinnett|
|The infamous "Black cuffs" battalion|
|Another unit of Reds painted by Stanley Stinnett. Eventually these will form the next army|
|Major Maestro's battallion, painted by the talented John Sullins|
54mm Wars of the Imaginations!
I had the great pleasure of attending Recruits game convention last week as the guest of honor, where I ran a couple of rousing Wooden Wars games, and also got to help run** a 54mm Wars of the imaginations game with Jaye Wiley (aka Baron Von J ofForthweg) using a variant of the Brilliant Simon Miller’s “To the Strongest” rules, which I quickly dubbed “To the Wiggiest”.
**By helped, I supplied the wooden forces, including one painted army and some wooden Terrain.
When I set up the pics for shots, the general surrounding lighting was more yellow than I thought, so there is an over all yellowish glow to all the pics.
|Grosenheimers Dragoons painted by the awesome Peter Grose|
|These guys passed the 3 color rule on getting them onto the table. still WIP|
Officers of Forthweg!
As time was of the essence and I hand only just cut these officer types a full day before getting on the plane to Recruits, I asked Jaye what colors he wanted his officers (he said, in bold type, “Bright yellow”) so I scrambled to paint these up, finishing them at 4:30 am- a mere two hours before I needed to head to the airport- because that’s what we games do!
|Officers of Forthwegg|
Troops for Sale?
I know I know- you are wondering, “when can I have armies of my own?!!! Well the truth is these guys still need some more tuning and polishing to get them shiny, as well as adding a few more troop types (such as Grenadiers) and officers with bigger wigs to the lineup. I’m hoping to have all that squared away by the beginning of next year. More on this anon.