The chaps I game with have taken on the idea of setting up an iNation campaign to run next year based around the mid 18th C. Hess-Kassoulet will not be directly involved as the Erzherzog is warily watching the comings and going of his neighbours to the north in Handover. That's my excuse anyway, of course the ulterior motive is a spur to paint and organise the Tittanmuff forces who will have to bare the brunt of the fighting. We will be using a stew of Charge and The War Game for our rules and are in the very early stages of of cherry picking the various mechanics from both rulesets for our brew, updates will follow in the rules section.
One of our number, von Goutstricken who lurks about the forum has been gathering his troops and clearly a military build up is taking place but why, what is going on, why have our spies and diplomats not reported the reason for this sudden change? No doubt the darstardly Wholly Roaming Empire is operating behind the scenes that is one thing that can be counted on.
The Erzherzogin has issued orders to the Raugraviate's militia forces to gather to their depots for training and new issues of uniforms are being planned, the commander of her regular forces the elderly but somewhat competent Feldmarschall von Obelsik has been notified and orders issued to double patrols in the border regions and he has sent for the Erzherzogins sister, Prinzessin Jurlique, to return from her mountainous summer retreat. In addition the world famous Court Artist Francios Metrelonge has been sent to von Goutstrickens Court to paint the Counts portrait as a gesture of friendship.