I've only made small inroads on collecting the fourth army, that of Grand Icenia and Thuringer. So far, I've accumulated some pre-painted figures, courtesy of the Great Bazaar of eBay, and none painted by my own hand: however, with the damn Yankees almost complete, this is about to change. What I have to hand is:
I've almost completed the third force, the Rebel Scum Confederated States of Colonia, close allies to Arvergne ever since the Great Rebellion against their rightful and natural overlords, the Brigants. Being new and poor, they are so far lacking in cavalry, and their artillery has yet to be delivered by the foundries of Lyon and Dijon.
So far, the army thus consists of two divisions, from their most populace states:
1st Algonquin Continentals - 24 Line
2nd New Hull Continentals - 24 Line
5th Algonquin Continentals - 16 2nd class Line
6th Somerset Continentals - 16 2nd class Line
Green Mountain Rifles - 12 Veteran skirmishers
New Hull States Guard - 18 Militia
New Somerset States Guard - 18 Militia
3rd Bawdian Continentals - 24 Line
4th Bawdian Continentals - 20 Line
7th North Clementine Continentals - 16 2nd class Line
Hatfield Rifles - 12 Veteran skirmishers
North Clementine Regiment - 24 Militia
South Clementine State Guard - 18 Militia
Janeland Home Guard - 18 Militia
Two batteries of artillery should shortly be making their way into the lists, and eventually the odd squadron of dragoons may finish falling off their horses training, and add their weight to the army.
After some consideration & playtesting (and much dithering), I've settled on Kunstkrieg, the SYW variant on General de Brigade, as the most suitable rules for my troops, and have based them up on that basis - not least because I've always favoured large regiments as giving more visual grandeur.
At the moment, Der Kruppsarmee consists : (pix to be added later)
Erprince Regiment (IR1), 2 battalions, each 24 Guard
Oldenburg Regiment (IR7), 1 battalion, 32 Veteran line
Ostergotland Regiment (IR9), 1 battalion, 32 Veteran line
Livgarden Regiment (IR2), 1 battalion, 32 Veteran line
Vastmanland Regiment (IR10), 1 battalion, 32 Veteran line
von Lentulus Kurasserie (KR3), 12 Veteran Cuirassiers
von Seelhorst Kurasserie (KR6), 12 Cuirassiers
von Seydlitz Kurasserie (KR8), 16 Cuirassiers
Kalkreuth Dragoons (DR4), 12 Dragoons
Bayreuth Dragoons (DR5), 16 Veteran Dragoons
Detwald Heavy Battery, 2 12#
Julich Medium Battery, 2 6#
The whole is usually commanded by General von Finck, with General Lentulus and Die Altenburger leading the infantry brigades, and General Lavoissier the Dragoons - the Kurasserie has yet to find a stable commander capable of not being shot out of the saddle, slain by his wristwatch, or fleeing like a very frenchman at the first shot.
In the fullness of time, it is intended to round the army out with another pair of infantry regiments (Pfalz-Sonderheim and Schaumburger-Lippe), a Hussar regiment, some more artillery, and of course, another draught of Dragoons to expand the Bayreuth regiment's strength. Much of this already resides in the fabulous riches of Der Unbemalte Stapel (The Unpainted Pile), languishing along many an Arab, Byzantine, Roman and so on.
I suppose it's inevitable even the old grumblers will venture into Blogosphere - scouts posted, sentries alerted, and muskets loaded, of course.
This is intended to be a fairly occasional blog, to let me track the size and growth of my seven years war collection, and the nations thereof, and any battle reports that might ensue. Being of grandiose ambition (and ever-expanding, like my waistline, it seems), I have not a single fantasy nation, but a whole continent of them:
Der Kruppfalz (und konigreich von Rugia), ruled by the wily Kurfurst Leopold, and his dimwit son, Landgrave Joachim.
The Monarchy of Arvergne, lorded over by the otiose King Louis XXXIII
The Holy Gothic Empire (also known as the Twin Thrones, of Skyria and Avary), held in the iron fist of the Empress Josefina as Regent for her slackwilled son, Villy .. also nominally ruling over the sprawling mass of duchies, bishoprics, marks, and freistadts making up the bulk of Alamanny.
The realm of Suzlov, more or less ruled by the Tsar Vladimir
The Kingdom of Grand Icenia (or Brigant, colloquially), with it's appanage, the Duchy of Thuringer, in the firm, fair hands of King Charles III
The Rebel Scum, err, rather the Confederated States of Colonia - principally the Commonwealths of Algonquin and Bawdia, ruled by none, with the People's Assembly allegedly organising them.
and lesser players and occasions for war, such as The Frisian Republic The Helvetian Republic The monarchy of Ispania The principality of Lusitania