Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A New Imagi-Nation State

Joining the ranks of the imagi-nations of Europa will be the County of Hesse-Coburg. This small state is aligned with the ranks of the Elector and is a close ally of the Margraviate of Carpania. The current ruler is Graf Karl von Hesse-Coburg. He is a cousin of King Friedrich of Germania. His army follows the organization and uniforms of the Kingdom of Germania. Eventually it should have six infantry regiments (each of 24 figures), a grenadier battalion (of 36 figures), a cuirassier regiment (24 figures), a dragoon regiment (24 figures), artillery, and light troops.

I've begun to acquire a small number of Miniature Figurines Seven Years War Prussian figures. Looking for a way to use them in my imagi-nation setting, I have finally decided to create this new statelet. Initially its army will be small, just an adjunct to the army of the Margraviate of Carpania. I will base the uniforms of those of Hesse-Kassel so that they can also be used as Hessians in my American Revolution forces. The flags will be those of Hesse-Kassel as well, courtesy of the WarFlag web site for the infantry and the Project SYW site for the cavalry.

Of course I don't know how long it will take me to acquire and paint all the troops, considering I'm still painting the forces of Carpania, Courland, Brittania, Gallia, and the Reichsarmee. But its progress will be documented here as it occurs.


Capt Bill said...

Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein is pleased to recognize Graf Karl von Hesse-Coburg as a cousin sovereign. He will be duly invested into the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard when the College or Honors convenes again.

Bluebear Jeff said...

The more the merrier, say I.

-- Jeff

Frankfurter said...

Very glad to hear of Hesse Coburg ...
Indeed, given its location in quasi-Hesse Cassel, perhaps we could work up a good story line for another proxy battle with that rambunctious and overly sensitive house of Fahrtz down in Frankszonia?

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ColCampbell50 said...

Thanks for the welcome. Hesse-Coburg will (eventually) be joining my other small imagi-statelets in their soon-to-be campaigning in the Thuringen and northern Franconian areas of Germania.