Sunday, 12 April 2009


Today Easter Day 1759 two men met in the Palace of the Dukes of Saschen -Vindow. They shook hands upon the promise of Everlasting Peace between Tradgardland and Sasche-Vindow. The men were Duke Peter ( recovering from his recent illness and still unable to leave his bed) and Duke Karl Frederick of the resplendent Tradgardland. In the light of Easter a new age is secured,one to be celebrated in the days ahead...Pax Vobiscum to you and yours this Eastertide from Alan and Family

Thursday, 9 April 2009

In Stagonia..

It is night time in the castle of King Ludwig of Stagonia. The Duchess slips into his room and waits. Ludwig enters the room- a tad worse for wear...
The Duchess speaks" So Ludwig are you going to make a dishonest woman of me ?My marriage was a sham. I need you and a dynastic marriage is the only option. What say you sir!"

Monday, 16 March 2009

Affairs of the heart...

Imprisonment is not easy for Duda and Von Trimbach but it is hoped that they may be distracted by romance within the castle of Duke Peter. With time upon their hands, the game of love may distract, but it is hoped they will not fall the same fair young woman...

Saturday, 14 March 2009

excerpts from a letter to the Duke of Tradgardland

It is with regret I write to say that my illustrious collegue and myself are being held as prisoners in the Castle of Duke Peter having been independently captured by Hussars and jaeger belonging to the Duke. The Duke's secretary kindly writes this on our behalf to ask you to send gold to seek our release.
Fear not ,we are being kept in good if basic accommodation. The days are long - time to recall our failure upon your behalf. Time too to recall the good men lost under our command- for this we are eternally sorry.
your obedient Servant
Von Trimbach

Friday, 20 February 2009


The forces of Duke Peter have been gathering. As well as the Border troops a crack unit of jaeger ( made up of local gamekeepers and hunters) are moving with undue haste towards the border where Tradgardlanders are believed to be . Great rivalry exists between the Sashen -Vindow border troops and jaeger companies. This emanates from an incident in the late 17th Century which found these units on different sides in a short but memorable civil war...

A border village

The Saschen-Vindow border troops are mustering today in their villages. They have been summoned to the defense of the Duchy by Duke Peter. It is believed that Tradgardland troops are at this very moment making for the Border...

It is hoped they can be ambushed in the woods and swamps just this side of the border. The Ducal jaegers are expected any day now in the area.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Journey's end?

The vehicle is proceeding well through copious amounts of blood ,sweat and tears. No further spies have been discovered yet Duke Peter remains concerned about the security of the work as it nears it's completion.

The fabricators have worked day and night to journey towards completion. It has cost life and limb not to mention coin. Duke Peter fears that the Tradgradlanders will mount an attempt to destroy the machine before it's completion. Rumours abound of troops across the border massing...