Friday, June 17, 2011

Ultima Ratio Regum

While the king of Schoeffen-Buschhagen is off touring the provinces, Wachovian artisans have been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming siege of Adelheim. In addition, another gun crew has been recruited, bringing Wachovia's artillery arm up to a full battery.

The figures are Prince August; the gun itself is Meisterzinn. The gun will probably get used by the besiegers this time around, since they'll be in need of artillery pieces that can breach these walls:

And not to fear--our gallant defenders will have plenty of guns of their own.

And here's a couple of shots of the Wachovian battery, split into four-man fortress crews, drilling on the walls of Adelheim.

(A few people may be wondering what Wachovia is. It is a fictional country--the Palatinate of Wachovia that is my part of a generic 18th-century wargaming project. It takes its name from an American bank of the same name, which was named for a town in North Carolina which was named for someplace in eastern Europe, if I recall correctly. My father and his longtime partner-in-crime, Ross McFarlane have written extensively about the Not Quite Seven Years' War on their own blogs--if you're not already familiar with them, you should take a look.)


  1. Congratulations on your graduation. And with this post you've already opened me up to a world I know nothing about. That's what I love about blogs--thanks!

  2. Excellent work! Well done!
    Soooo, are those Wachovian Stone Mason's available for unpaid work elsewhere? Lets see, a windmill, then......


  3. Norman,

    Since you have an 18th century "Imagi-Nation", you may, if you like, become a member of the "Emperor vs Elector" group blog.

    Please note that membership does not impinge upon your own blog . . . since EvE is for the interaction of its member Imagi-Nations, not for the sort of stuff that we place in our own blogs.

    If interested, email me at . . . . . . and I'll see that you get an invitation.

    -- Jeff

    PS, I've had the pleasure of playing with Ross when he visited here on Vancouver Island a few years back.