Sunday, December 5, 2010

18th Century - New regiment joins the army

The Grand Duke's Own grenadier regiment has joined the field army at last.  With the Grand Duke as their patron they carry a third flag for the Orzepovski family.

This brings the strength of the Litharus Army to three battalions in the Observation Corps (one grenadier) and three in the line (one grenadier).  Also mustering is a Pandour battalion with one company already equipped and another line musketeer battalion just starting.  Add to that six six pound batteries, two eighteen pound siege guns, a Cuirassier and Dragoon regiment with a horde of Cossacks out there somewhere and you have a formidable force.

Figures are Foundry Russians in waistcoats (mostly) with a mix of bad weather covers and uncovered mitre caps.  I confess I do a lot of my shopping on eBay and so have to hodge-podge units together.  I have not yet mixed brands, but that day is not far off.

Flags are my "Imagi-nation" flags though I have Russian flags for most of the units that can be swapped in.  Even some extra standard bearers for more flexibility.


  1. Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein has just found your site and is very impressed. He has instructed the College of Honors to closely monitor events in the Grand Duchy of Litharus. Further, he has instructed the President of College of Honors to invest Grand Duke Alexander Orzepovski into the Acient and Honorale Order of the Tankard. All of Beerstein wishes you and your realm a Merry Christmas...

  2. My thanks and gratitude for the well wishes. And may you and yours enjoy Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men. At least until the next campaigning season.

  3. The Grand Duchy of Litharus has an impressive army indeed.

    The Principality of Saxe-Bearstein wishes to extend its hope that all in the Grand Duchy enjoy a most merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

    -- Jeff

    PS, Welcome to the 18th century

  4. How is it that I discover your blog only to-day? I *would* peruse more attentively the links list of 'EvE'!

    If I may, I'd suggest you 'label' your posts (it can be done afterwards under the 'Edit posts' utility), given your blog deals with many different topics (18th C.['alternate' and 'historical'], panzers, micro-scale naval wargaming, pirates...
    and will hopefully grow to the volume of a *huge* library, 'labeling' would make exploration of your archives far easier and reader-friendly.

    And best wishes,

  5. I just joined EvE recently and welcome the feedback. Your suggestion is a good one. I'll attend to those edits this weekend.