A first 2013 post

von Peter himself wishes to welcome all to a brand new year – namely 2013. May it prove to be prosperous, productive and jolly good fun! Now back to the usual program …

Immer Vorwärts!

There is a new blog of a Napoleonic variety to keep an eye on. Der Feldmarschall – aka Jason Meyers – and Eric Hagen have opened a new blog Immer Vorwärts! for business. von Peter’s understanding is that the two gentlemen will be using this blog to track their 1813 adventures – the painting, modelling and gaming – starting with Prussians and French. von Peter himself thinks that we should all support the new blog … for our own selfish purposes of course!  8O)  If nothing else they have a wonderfully evocative graphic (see above) with which to adorn their electronic reporting.

ACW game 4 Jan 2013

The first game of 2013 has come and gone. American Civil War (ACW) was the period and five of us played while Raymond steered us through a new set of rules – They Couldn’t Hit An Elephant by the Too Fat Lardies. The scenario played favoured the God faring Union but von Peter himself sees this as only right. 8O)

Opinions varied on the rules but von Peter himself and The son & heir would play them again. One game does not necessarily fully inform one’s opinion on a set of rules. They are perhaps not the best for a multiplayer game as the card mechanism means that only one player is active at a time. Perhaps ways could be found around this.

They Couldn't Hit An Elephant

The 2/von Rechten Infantry Regiment of the Napoleonic Saxon army circa 1813 stutters towards its mustering. A final light coloured dry brushing on its bases, followed by the addition of some vegetation, varnish and the raising of it’s GMB standard and all will be complete. A picture or two next time hopefully!

Until we meet again …

von Peter himself 


4 thoughts on “A first 2013 post

  1. Hi your Vonship, Happy New Year to you, your better half and son and heir too!
    Thanks for the links, looking forward to investigating…
    Me, I have just taken delivery of 2 Prussian Dragoon Regiments and a Landwehr Lancer Regt from Peter F so thats my January hols taken care of….hopefully they will be ready to make an appearance in the 200th Anniversary of Lutzen….

    • Howdies Mr Sparkles. It’s nice to hear from you. And a most especially Happy New Year to yourself and the Long Haired Brigadier.

      Presents from Calpe are worthy presents indeed. You are truly blessed. I’m waiting for those new Frenchmen to be released then I’ll get a back dated Christmas present.

      It sounds like you and your group are going to have a busy year with all the 200th anniversary battles coming up. 1813 was quite a busy year. You’ll be all worn out come the end of the year with all the planning, playing a reporting on your blog. And then along comes 1814!! You’re going to need a holiday in the Land of the Long White Cloud. 8O)

      von Peter himself

  2. Thank you so much for the mention of my new blog. Hopefully some new eye candy will be coming soon. Speaking of eye candy, I would make a comment on the vast amount of dour blue and grey on your blog lately, but then I look over to my painting area and see my Prussians staring at me… 😉

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