von Peter himself is meant to be packing Schloss von Peter in preparation for the march to Neu Schloss von Peter in a few weeks NOT creating new posts on his blog. So only a brief update this time around … and for goodness sake do not mention any of this lost packing time to Fraulien von Peter herself or else this may very well be the last post … ever! 💀
Russian Grenadier command base
von Peter himself is proud to unveil the command base for his brave Russian Grenadier Brigade. Aint got any painted grenadiers but got their command so that’s a start! Front Rank Figurines figures apart from the mounted grenadier officer – the one with the tall black plume – who is from the Wargames Foundry stable … and von Peter himself does not mean just the horse! Ha ha ha. Assorted coloured pigments applied by Greater Queeg with figure selection, choreography and basing by von Peter himself.
This leaves one Russian command stand to complete from the latest intake of Russians – that of the planned Kuirassiere Brigade. von Peter himself hopes to work on it in little doses over the next few days. Stand by!
The Russian village gets a civic centre
Another building has rolled out of the Imperial Russian Village Fabrication Works. This time it is H4, Long House or Meeting House from Hovels.
The finishing of the doors, shutters and decorative panel over each of the windows has generated considerable discussion between The son & heir and his better. The representative of the younger generation asserts that they should be painted in a gold (as they are on the Hovels website) or green or even gold and green. The position of von Peter himself is that …
- where would a forgotten peasants village in the middle of nowhere get the resources to tart up the building?
- a brief internet search showed a lot of plain unadorned wood buildings devoid of decoration
- von Peter himself should really be preparing for the move from Schloss von Peter to Neu Schloss von Peter so lets just get it done for now and reconsider in the future
- The yet to come church is where the oppressed locals will concentrate their finery … albeit a limited finery
- those dastardly French have scraped off and stolen the gold – and even the green if any were there – paint and stolen it. This one is not so serious! 😃
As is evident from the graphic representations accompanying these words the opinions of von Peter himself have won through. Surprise! Disturbingly The son and heir has threatened to steal away the building and fancy up doors, shutters etc. 😲
This addition means that Russian village(s) can now be modelled with six buildings. von Peter himself is on a roll with them but the current thinking is that perhaps the last two will need to go on hold due to the aforementioned house move. Also there is the upcoming Waterloo game to prepare for and sadly the organisers are of a somewhat conservative outlook and representing Plancenoit with Russian styled buildings is most likely beyond them! 😃 Then again actually completing something does have a rather nice feel good feedback mechanism!
Napoleon 1813: Decision at Bautzen
James R. Arnold has authored several books that would be of interest to your average Napoleonic wargamer. His website NapoleonicBooks.com provides details which even includes publications of wargames scenarios.
His latest book Napoleon 1813: Decision at Bautzen hits the sweet spot for von Peter himself – Central Europe in 1813. From the website ..
Napoleon 1813 describes and explains Napoleon’s efforts to recover from the catastrophe of 1812. It dismisses many conventional myths regarding the spring campaign of 1813. Throughout the story of the tumultuous spring days, Napoleon 1813 gives voice to the soldiers who participated in a campaign that proved Napoleon’s last, best chance to preserve his dynasty.
480 pages, 37 maps, and 71 illustrations.
More details are available on the website.
One for the collection is the thinking locally.
And now it’s back to the house moving preparations.
The usual reminder – don’t be forgetting to click on the images for larger and clearer views.
Until we meet again …