The second image uses the new background that I acquired at Bayou Wars last month. It was an insert in a prepainted 28mm building I bought from Bobe's Hobby Shop. I think it gives the picture a little more realism than the plain blue background I have been using.
In June I also started painting on the first of three squadrons of heavy cavalry for the Duchy of Sachsen-Wachsenstein, using a mix of Austrian and Russian SYW figures from Miniature Figurines. Pictures will be posted soon.
Finally I also began work on some Europeans and natives for my Darkest Africa forces, getting ready to run a game in early November in the inaugural Colonial Barracks convention in New Orleans. This will be an all The Sword and the Flame rules Victorian era Colonial gaming convention. See Larry Brom's webstore, Sergeants3, for more details.