Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Le Tour de Force

Well, it's that time of year again*, time for the parade of Kruppfalzen might known as the Tour de Force. Prior to the march down the Unterdentannen, here's the army in the wintry fields of North Kruppmeissen. First, the cavalry - a brigade of 3 cuirassier regiments, and a brigade of 2 dragoon regiments, all woefully under full strength:

Next is the infantry - 2 brigades, each of a pair of line regiments and a fusilier regiment, and a stray fusilier regiment bringing up the rear (their accompanying line regiments are still drilling** and missed the parade).


And finally, the grenadiers - a brigade of Erprinz*** along with the Garde zu Fuss, and a brigade of 2 combined grenadier battalions, with a couple of scruffy Freikorps shuffling along on the flank.


* well this is the first, actually, but let's be optimistic!
** on the waiting-to-be-painted board, anyway.
*** Yes, like everyone who started on Charge!, I had to get this regiment


abdul666 said...

Truly impressive!
And yourself could not totally resist to field at least one fictitious -if famous- regiment!


Die alte Aechzener said...

Sad but true, it was irresistible - altho I have a truly magnificent handwave prepared about how they are just veteran prussians with much-faded blue and red coats .... an obvious tissue of lies to anyone who's glanced at the cover of the rules concerned, naturally.

Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice!
That officer in the purple coat wouldn't have a relative in the employ of Stollen, would he?

Die alte Aechzener said...

Purely a trophy of war, he assured me when I hired him!

Bluebear Jeff said...

A very impressive "Show of Force".

-- Jeff