Monday, September 30, 2013

The Military of Schultze-Böhnstadt, Part I

Starting with the oldest regiments of the House of Jazygia, we present the uniforms and brief history of the military of Schultze-Böhnstadt.
 The 1st (Leib) Regiment of Foot was created during the Varangian wars, when the first regular regiments of the Principality were raised. It fought in almost every battle during that war, and although reduced to a fragment of its former strenght at the Pyrrhic victory at Schwalbersfeld, it prevailed and thus it is the oldest regiment in the Principality.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Military Orders reworked

 The Golden Order of the Principality, awarded to officers and men of note for exceptional gallantry and considerable achievements.

The Golden Star Order of the House of Jazygia, awarded to noblemen and members of other Houses for their service towards the Principality and her cause.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dead end (?)

Haven't updated since May.
The main blog takes a lot of time (sad excuse), studies even more (sadder). Now what is going to happen is I'll still write the history of Schultze-Böhnstadt, partly using Cossacks, but also using miniatures. It hasn't been a long thought-out project or anything, just a spark of imagination we all used to have.
I'll build armies in 15mm using Essex figures and 28mm using Minden's SYW range. Both are quality products. I've got a lot of Ospreys to back me up, but honestly I've already read some and they weren't among the best - perhaps I've got all the wrong books as I believe there is more on the topic. So this is a time to research. Figured I love researching anyway. I have a membership in the Museum of Military History's Library in Budapest which I ought to renew soon anyway. The university's library has a lot of material but I believe it's still scarce.
In October, if my Deluge/TYW project and buying a new laptop allows, I'll start with the Minden figures, until then I plan a few batreps here. Stay tuned.