Tuesday, December 15, 2009
the world and solar system, although you may be far from the
Fatherland, know that you are in our thoughts during this
joyous time of year, and that your service is held in our highest
esteem.Got Mit Uns....
Saturday, December 12, 2009
From The Random Encounters Game Club,A small page to preserve the activities of some chaps from Denmark
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
It is a world much like our own, except that the Great War
ended in 1916. As the Powers recoiled, exhausted, from the
tragedies of Verdun and the Sommes, Woodrow Wilson was
able to negotiate an Armistice that returned Europe to its
pre-War borders. (For this accomplishment, he was honored
with the Nobel Prize, though this was later tarnished by the
failure of his long-sought League of Nations.) With the forcing
ground of military need removed, aircraft development took
a different path from the one it followed in our world, and
effort that might have been wasted on developing glamorous
but impractical aeroplanes was spent perfecting the far more
capable airships. As the 1920's drew to a close, the world was
peaceful and prosperous, linked by fleets of mighty lighter-
than-air vessels from many nations.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Madasahatta is a large island approximately 110 miles wide and 160 miles long, lying in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa, some 300 miles east of Zanzibar.
It had been left in the hands of its native tribes for hundreds of years, except for the Arab trading town. Port Maleesh, on the River Ogopogo in the south-east, which was established by treaty between the Sultan of Zanzibar and the Whoppituppas in 1784.
Very little interest was shown by European countries until the discovery of gold deposits in the Bloemingstip Mountains in 1891. This event was rapidly followed by colonies being founded, first by the Germans, who established HANSALAND in Central Madasahatta in 1894, followed by the British who established NEW SURREY in the south-west of the island two years later. After several diplomatic incidents, an agreed border between the-two colonies running along the centreline of the Bloemingstip mountains was drawn by the Treaty of Badlikortout in 1898.
It was rapidly discovered that the HANSA OST AFRIKA company knew what they were doing, and all the gold deposits were on the German side of the mountain range. Queen Victoria made it plain that she was not amused by this fact, and the policy of British Governors of New Surrey since then has been to find some plausible reason for extending the colony in a northerly direction.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
in the 1800's. Suggestions for sources, terrain making
methods, miniatures, and rules will be common, as will
discussions of games played and scenarios...wargame,
wargames, war, battle, military, simulation, hobby,
model, modeling, models, modelmaking,
Victorian bla bla bla
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
..goes to the Officers and Gentlemen of this most esteemed VSF Blog, for their assistance to White Wine Sauce in reaching 100,000 Hits today!
My sincere thanks indeed for the materal, links and comments which have encouraged us to keep posting.
Yours in Splicing the Mainbrace!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
From the serious to the down right silly,
'Blazing Skies' has something for everyone!
Now get out there you lot and build a few kites!