Welcome to AGSH. A wargaming blog dedicated to my Dad and the world's most noble hobby; collecting toy soldiers. Here toy soldiers clash in great battles from scales of 3mm to 54mm. Also the historical records of the imaginary states of the 6mm Republic of Prussia, the Kingdom of Aksum, the Principality of Huack, the Khedivate of Turkoslavia and the Duchy of Saxe-Huack.

"Truly it can be said of him, without count are his soldiers & beyond measure his might." - Prince Edward in reference to Lord Butler & his invasion force departing London for Mars.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Twin Kingdoms: Nekash the Witch King

The Witch King is the epitome of evil in the Twin Kingdoms. Nekash was once a great half-elf sorcerer who served in the court of the Phoenix King of Ulthantis. Tormented by the thought of mortality, for he was half-human; Nekash actively sought out ancient and dark powers that might prolong his life. He eventually became the first necromancer to ever wake the dead. His powers grew great and terrible. Ever jealous of his elven cousins, he coveted the Throne of Fire. He greatly desired to exalt himself above the Phoenix King. A great civil war errupted with a third of the elves following Nekash, he repayed their loyalty by twisting their very beings into the cruel race known today as the Drow or Dark Elves in the common tongue. The great war ended with the defeat of Nekash and his drow and undead armies but victory came at a great price. The war resulted in the collapse of the Ulthantan Empire and brought about the decline of the high elves in the west.

Retreating to the daemon plagued lands of the east. Nekash built a great dark tower in the land of Nod and named it Darakdur. He allowed his dark elves to live below ground in a great cavernous realm today known as the Black Vault and he created the Spider Queen to rule over them in his stead.

2000 years have passed and Nekash labors still to this day in his dark tower of Darakdur raising undead armies, ensnaring beastmen, orcs, barbarians, and the daemon plagued warriros to serve him in his attempts at conquest. His agents scour the world, stealing souls to bring back to their master. Nekash rarely leaves his dark tower for he has long since become a liche.

The Black Duke is the lieutenant of the Witch King and the enforcer of his will. For the Black Duke is exactly that, the Witch King's will made manifest.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sci-Fi Campaign Draft Notes

WANTED
Asteroids
Planets
Aliens
Pirates
Humans
Spaceship battles
Planetside battles
Corporations
Mercenaries
Black Holes
Economy (of sorts)

I'm picturing a universe along the lines of EVE-Online, X3 or Mass Effect.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

THE TIMES: THE RETURN OF PRUSSIAN MILITARISM

LONDON: With the surprising victory of the Prussian military over the NATO equipped and trained forces of Poland followed by vieled threats from senior Prussian officers towards neighboring Lithuania can we conclude that we have now witnessed the return of Prussian militarism? For all intents and purposes Prussia is ruled by a military junta, their promise of "service guarantees citizenship" only guarantees that the military rules the state.
Thousands of Germans are lining up for passports and filing for visas to travel to Prussia.

Today we learned the news of the establishment of the Kriegsakademie in Koenigsberg and the news from the National Assembly that German is now the third official language behind Old Prussian, an extinct language with few surviving documents which is taught in Prussian schools and lessons offered free to all at Republic Service Centers throughout the state and Russian, although it appears that the more Prussia distances itself from Moscow the greater likelyhood that Russian will disappear.

Can Europe and the world standby and watch as a military dictatorship grows in power in the Baltic?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Prussian General misspeaks?

Prussian Major General Paul von Lettow, hero of the Polish-Prussian War was quoted in a Prussian military paper as saying that the contested lands in southern Lithuania claimed by Prussia would fall in 2 days to the PDF.

This has angered diplomats in the EU and Lithuania, with the government in Poland giving out a big "I told you so" at the EU parliament. Moscow declined to comment. The Chancellery office in Koenigsberg has said that the statement by General von Lettow was in regards to a military wargame that was being conducted by some senior members of the Defense Force as a leisure activity and that no actual threat was implied.

Meanwhile in those regions mentioned protesters for and against Prussia were taking place, and at times leading to violence with Pro-Prussian activists brandishing clubs.

New Map of the Baltic Republic of Prussia


Following the peace treaty ending the Polish-Prussian War the vote carried out under EU auditors showed that the people living in the disputed lands claimed by both Prussia and Poland voted for annexation with Prussia, but at a smaller margin than in the first vote in 2009. Annexation was passed with 52% of the vote. Though bloodied and embarrassed the government in Warsaw confirmed the results and offered assistance to any whom desired to leave.

The map shows the current state of Prussia after the signing of the Treaty of Gdansk.

In other news all 72,817 civilian members of the Prussian Defense Force were granted their Citizenship status as a reward for their service to the Republic. This number included many from Germany, Poland, Russia and the United States whom enlisted as foreign volunteers. In normal times this would have required a further 4 years of honorable service prior to award.
The new population of Prussia now stands at 1,027,733. The PDF, all to aware that this war was won in convention vice the battlefield, is expanding to meet the new defense needs of the Repubic.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 Polish-Prussian War Update Days 3-5

Mesmerized by their stunning victory over the invading Polish Forces the PDF began a general regroup of their military forces in preparation for an invasion of what should be southern Prussia but is now still northern Poland. Orders given from Koenigsberg to resupply enroute and proceed with all haste across the border to secure as much territory there as possible before the inevitable EU brokered (demanded) cease fire comes about and to meet the main Polish Army; as it rushes north to reclaim some pride lost in the first two days of the invasion.

The PDF quickly captured the cities of Braunsberg and Goldap but were stopped from taking Bartenstein. PDF forces in Braunsberg under command of Major General Paul von Lettow pushed on to the Polish city of Elbing but had to pull away from that assault to counter attack Polish forces trying to recapture Braunsberg. Brigadier General Luther Suldowolowitz reinforced Goldap and the surrounding area. Unable to take Bartenstein Major General Wilhelm Braun maintained control of the area just south of the Prussian border and dug in to meet the onslaught advance of the main Polish army.

Five days after the war began an uneasy ceasefire was in effect, orchestrated by NATO, Russia and the EU. Diplomats from all concerned met in Gdansk Poland to discuss ending the war. After two days of intense deliberations the war was ended. The cities of Braunsberg and Goldap would be occupied by Prussia while another vote would be held in southern Prussia to determine if the people there still wanted to join with their northern neighbors.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

HMS Victory for Huack




Introducing the HMS Victory-for-Huack. The latest ship of the line for the Royal Navy of Saxe-Huack. Also a harbor picture of all three Saxe-Huack ships at port in Amsterdam.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

2010 Polish-Prussian War Update

One minute prior to the midnight launch of the Polish invasion, PDF forces launched a scud missile attack upon the main Polish encampment spearheading their invasion force. Sources say that Major General Wolodizt, the invasion commander was killed in this attack along with a most of his HQ.

The Polish air attack proceeded on schedule unawares of the death of the commanding general, and targeted the decoy radar sites that the PDF had thrown up in preparation for the invasion. After the decoy sites were destroyed, PDF missile crews went hot with their radar and shot down the attacking aircraft. This was immediately followed by the Polish helo attacks on ground targets which had some success. The PDF quickly gained air superiority through the use of SAM sites and troop launched AA missiles.

In conjuction with the helo assault the Polish C130s carrying their Spec Ops teams entered Prussian air space expecting the Polish Air Force to control the skies. The C130s were met by PDF Migs and were destroyed.

Intense bombardment of the main Polish invasion force as it crossed the border from artillery and tanks along with a limited amount of cruise missile attacks was enough to stop and then repel the Polish invaders.

The small Polish marine force was stopped in the waters near the shores of Koenigsberg.

(I read about the plane crash this morning that killed the President of Poland and many others. God bless their familys and the nation of Poland and may the souls of those whom perished, rest in peace.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

2010 Polish-Prussian War

The Polish invasion of Prussia is set to kick off tonight. Thanks to sympathizers in German/NATO intelligence circles the PDF knows when the attack will come and their strategic plan.

A night battle shortly after midnight tonight. Polish fighter bombers will fly in and take out radar and missile sites, air fighters will quickly gain air superiority, immediately followed by helo attacks on ground targets.

After the first sortie enters combat a SpecOps company will be para-dropped by C130s into Koenigsberg to capture the Council of Prussia and the Chancellor and take them to Koenigsberg Intl Airport where the C130s will take them all to Warsaw to stand trial.

Polish marines will land at Koenigsberg Intl Airport since it sits on the waterfront, capture the airport then send trucks to link up with the SpecOps guys and their prisoners bringing them back to the airport.

Meanwhile the main force of the Polish invasion will begin a push up from the south destroying enemy units they encounter, capture Koenigsberg and occupy the National Assembly.

NATO and Russia have reached an agreement on the matter. NATO doesn't want war with Russia. So NATO will not assist Poland if Russia stays out. If Prussia wins, NATO/EU will force Poland to accept the voter mandate that established Prussia. If Poland wins, Russia will take Prussia back as the Oblast of Kalingrad satisfying Poland. Either way Russia wins, in their eyes. Now that Prussia is a prosperous state Russia is starting to lament granting independence. The Republic Intelligence Service is aware of all this as well thanks again to their sources in Germany and NATO.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

First Visit by Foreign Head of State


President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela visited Prussia today on his way to meet with officials in Belarus. The Presidents plane landed at Koenigsberg International Airport and was met by the Chancellor, from there their open air motorcade made it's way to the National Assembly where President Chavez addressed our ministers in the Assembly, the Chancellor and the Council of Prussia. Later on the Chancellor and the President met to discuss future trade & possible defense agreements.
As a result of the Presidents visit ambassadors have been formally exchanged.
In other news the tense diplomatic standoff between Poland and Prussia continues as military forces on both sides continue build up.

Arms Production & Economic Issues

Russia had left Prussia with a larges arms factory that manufactured the new Russian helmet and body armor but also a myriad of small arms and ammunition. This facility is of course state owned by the Republic. Workers are recruited through the office of Republic Service as in any republic job, and of course service leads to citizenship.

Russia has agreed to provide assistance in the construction of one nuclear power plant, but the Chancellors office is secretly planning on building more, to ween the country off of heating oil from Russia in the event that relations there ever sour.

There are no taxes on corporations in Prussia. Corporations are not recognized as an entity as in other nations and thus are not subject to taxation but must pay for an annual privilege license. This has led to the mass immigration of corporate business into Prussia, particularly Koenigsberg where construction of skyscrapers are underway. In addition to their privilege license any business that operates and has facilities in Prussia must have a workforce of at least 75% Prussian citizens and civilians at those facilities and of course the rest of their workforce must be approved for entry into Prussia via a work visa. This situation has led to a fast influx of money into Prussia. Koenigsberg is likened unto Hong Kong and is being referred to as such in business and money circles. Also Prussian banks do not have to reveal anything about their clients, which has taken much business from Switzerland.

The current population is expanding, but there is hardly any illegal immigration since legal penalties are harsh in Prussia and border enforcement is taken seriously.

6mm Moderns in a Box

I attended Spring RECRUITS Con in Lee's Summit MO last weekend and came back home with a box half full of 6mm modern stuff, all for only $1. Huge assortment of planes, ships, tanks, troops and other stuff. Might conduct aerial and sea battles in this scale.

Propaganda Image of Future Prussian State


The Republic Information Office released this new image of a future Prussia earlier today. The image has appeared on patriotic posters spread throughout Koenigsberg and other parts of the country. The outline clearly shows areas of Poland that were promised as part of the original Prussian Independence movement as well as those areas that voted to remain a part of Poland.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Introducing the HMS Dinante


The latest addition to the Royal Navy, the HMS Dinante pictured in the shipyards of Amsterdam. The schooner will serve as fast transport for merchants and other activities of the Duke and the Royal Africa Company. Newly promoted Lt. Commander Johann Kietel will serve as Captain.

Organizational Structure of the 1st Brigade

15mm Army of Saxe-Huack, 1st Brigade


The 1st Brigade thus far. From left to right 1st Grenadier Guards, finished. 2nd Battalion of the Huack Reg. 1st Battalion of the Huack Reg., finished. 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.
Up front the first gun of the brigade battery and the first trooper for the 1st Cavalry Regiment.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Reinforcements Arrive

New troops reported for duty at Fort Aleshire high upon the Mafeking Kinto plains. They were welcomed by Colour Sergeant Boern.

Ending Disposition of Troops - AGSH Test Battle

Another test battle fought on the vast plains of the Mafeking Kinto. British force led by Colonel Stanley totaled 12 units, 2 cavalry lancers and 10 elements of infantry. Of course our young hero Lt. Geoffrey Arthur Charles Butler was present leading his platoon of men in battle. The Zulu force was comprised of 26 units in 2 regiments each led by their own chief. The main zulu regiment comprised 18 units of warriors. The other totaled 8 units of rifle warriors.

Turn 1. The Zulus won the initiative and advanced both regiments. The rifle warriors moved their full movement rate, fired and destroyed a unit of British Lancers. The British infantry were deployed atop a hill with the 2 lancers along the road that was occupied by the Zulu Rifles. After the loss of the first unit Colonel Stanley ordered the remaining lancers to join his infantry on his left flank. British rifle fire accounted for 4 dead among the Zulu units.
Total Losses End of Turn 1: Zulus 4 British 1.

Turn 2. Both Zulu regiments continue their advance, with the rifles being a bit more cautious only moving once and firing with 2 units into the British line which resulted in no casualties. The warrior regiment ended their advance well within charging distance of the British line atop the hill. British fire resulted in 6 more casualties among the Zulu Warriors regiment. Colonel Stanley then ordered the lancers to charge which resulted in another Zulu loss.
Total Losses End of Turn 2: Zulu 11 British 1.

Turn 3
. Zulu Rifles hold position with no shooting target in LOS. The Zulu Warrior Chief split his remaning units up, with 3 attacking the Lancers and the rest charging the British line resulting in tough fighitng with no losses to either side. The Lancers killed another Zulu unit. British attacks back on their turn resulted in the death of the Lancers.
Total Losses End of Turn 3: Zulu 12 British 2.

Turn 4. The Zulu Warrior Chief quickly put the rest of his warriors in the fight against the left flank of the British line hoping that his warriors would hold on for a British command test failure with the result of another British loss, but the Zulus lost their final warrior unit in close combat further down the line at the center with Colonel Stanleys unit.
Total Losses End of Turn 4: Zulu 13 Britih 3.

Had the Zulus held, the British force would have had to take a command test, which they most likely would have passed with Colonel Stanley's remaining command points. The battle played out in under an hour.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Royal Geographical Society & Royal Africa Company


The Royal Geographical Society & The Royal Africa Company was established today with both academics from the Royal Academy, merchants throughout the realm and adventurers within the royal court. It's charter granted from the Duke allows for the exploration & colonization of Africa. The Society shall operate as an independent institution within the company and serve it's scientific and exploration duties. The company shall be entirely self-sufficient in all overseas endeavors.

The Board of Directors, Royal Africa Company
Governor: Baron Paul von Vorbeck, 10% share holder.
Director: HRH Duke Augustus von Lettow, 56% share holder.
Director: Baron Wilhelm von Bach, 10% share holder.
Director: Herr Heinrich Kiettell, 7% share holder.
Director: Herr Joseph Bonn, 5% share holder.

I have on my drawing board an idea for an 18th century African pulp adventure. I think I will go with 28mm figures for this project since it will be entirely skirmished based action. Of course I will post more once I decide upon the figures, rules and adventure synopsis.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Fortenbras Palace Officer's Mess

Commander-in-Chief
HRH Duke Augustus von Lettow

Chief of the Royal General Staff
Major General Wilhelm von Bach
Note: General Bach was formerly the Royal Army Field Commander during the Eschian War. It was his brilliant strategies and tactics in that campaign that led to his elevation as both the Baron of Drax and the Chief of the Royal General Staff.

Adjutant of the Royal General Staff
Major Prince Albrecht von Lettow
Note: Prince Albrecht was called to Berlin and is currently serving as the adjutant to HRH Prince Heinrich General of Infantry of the Prussian Army.

Commanding Officer, 1st Brigade, Royal Army
Colonel Romulus Paul von Vorbeck
(Son of the Baron of Diekirch) Has lead the Royal Army as Field Commander during the whole of the 2nd Saxe-Huack-Bittburg War. Colonel Vorbeck has established himself as both an able commander and shrewd diplomat in dealing with the conquered towns and baronies of Bittburg. Colonel Vorbeck fought with distinction in the Eschian War as the commander of the Grenadier Guards.

Commanding Officer, Huack Regiment, 1st Brigade, Royal Army
Lt. Colonel Manfred Paulus

Commanding Officer, 1st BN, Huack Reg., 1st Brigade, Royal Army
Major Manfred von Jagow
(Son of the Prime Minister Baron Alexander von Jagow)

Commanding Officer, 2nd BN, Huack Reg., 1st Brigade, Royal Army
Major Heinz Aleshire

Commanding Officer, Grenadier Guards, Royal Army
Lt. Colonel Frederick von Kliest
(Son of the Baron of Mertert)

Commanding Officer, Lieb Grendier Guards, Royal Army
Captain Wilhelm Rommell
Note: The Lieb Grenadiers are the palace guards of the Duke. The Lieb Grenadiers are a rotational company of the Grenadier Guards. Each company selects candidates on an annual basis. On one occasion the Lieb Grenadiers were ordered from Fortenbras Palace to serve in the field as bodyguard for the army field commander during the Eschian War. During this war they saw action and served with distinction setting themselves as the elite unit of the Royal Army.

Commanding Officer, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, Royal Army
Lt. Colonel Alfred Sielditz

Commanding Officer, Artillery Battery, 1st Brigade, Royal Army
Captain Sepp Dresden

Commanding Officer, HMS Diekirch, Royal Navy
Captain Baron Siebrecht von Stueben
Note: Captain Stueben is the father of the Royal Navy. He used his close friendship with the Duke to persuade him to invest in the purchase of a frigate. Captain Stueben arranged the purchase, sailed and lead the scientist, merchants, explorers and crew of the HMS Diekirch, expedition to the dark continent of Africa, the first Saxe-Huack exploration of the continent. This journey more than paid for both the vessel, the trip and future treks back to Africa and beyond. This first adventure has established the Royal Navy as an indispensable asset to the Duke and his government and Baron von Stueben as a power within the royal court.
First Officer, HMS Diekirch, Royal Navy
Lt. Commander Wilhelm Riekker

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saxe-Huack Royal Army - 1st Cavalry Regiment


Here is an early template for my 1st Cavalry Regiment, I can't seem to find one with an armoured breastplate. The regimental colors are ultramarine blue & white. Haven't decided on a regimental motto or the name of the commander yet. I did, however, finally sit down tonight and paint up my first model of the year. A 15mm armoured cuirassier for this regiment. I'll post pics once I have at least one stand or two completed. Thanks again to Not by Appointment for the awesome uniform templates.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Malady at Mafeking Kinto

Lt. Geoffrey Arthur Charles Butler was ordered to lead a small patrol into the Mafeking Kinto plains just north of Fort Aleshire. Colonel Stanley was concerned that the zulus were possibly scouting the Mafeking Kinto for invasion. Lt. Butler's orders were to march out, find any enemy scouts and destroy them; then report the patrols findings back to Fort Aleshire. "Take a section of 7 men with you Geoff, the fuzzies routinely send out 3 men scout patrols. You will be more than ample to take care of any threat, from man or beast." "Sir!" our hero replies as he snaps to attention and smartly salutes.

Cpl. Beorn, was the first to spot the enemy just over the rise. "Sir, zulu, there, coming this way." Cpl. Beorn spoke while pointing to the first three zulu coming over the rise. "I see them, Cpl., form the men into 2 lines, back of 4, front of 3." "Sir!" the Cpl. snappped while quickly turning to order the men. "Just as the Colonel had feared, the zulus were interested in the Mafeking Kinto." "Wait, what is this...." The men all drew a hushed breath as not 3 zulus raced towards them, but 4, then 5, then within seconds, 16 were racing to their line with spears shining and shouting their war chant, "BOOM FASI" "BOOM FASI".

Lt. Butler drew his sword and pistol, and with sword raised, gave the command. "Front Rank, FIRE!" "Rear Rank, FIRE!" "Independent, FIRE." Our lads took out 10 before the zulus reached them and joined them in fierce hot combat. But in the end, the zulus ferocity and lifelong hand to hand combat skills won out.

You can see Lt. Butler up front with his sabre and pistol ready to strike down the enemy upon the plain! Lt. Butler was found barely hanging onto life after the ambush by the dastardley Zulu warriors. Our hero is recovering at the army hospital in Cape Town.
I played this skirmish with house rules that I was tinkering with. By the way, I played this game with the Zulu soundrack music in the background. Chin Chin!

Prussian Defense Force Rank Structure


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Final Results for the Pledge of 2009.

Last Updated: 12.24.09
Painted / Purchased
15mm: 45 / 305
25mm: 3 / 19
54mm: 1 / 0
Scenics/Terrain: 10 / 17

Total Painted: 59

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Prussian Chancellor issues statement....

(CNN) Koenigsberg, PRUSSIA. Prussian Chancellor Conrad Hekel addressed an emergency joint session of both the Council of Prussia and the National Assembly. The Chancellor's speech:

"Citizens of the Republic, greetings. I'm sure you are all aware now of the recent declaration by the government in Poland towards our new country. All republic services are carrying on. Our ambassadors in Moscow & Brussells have been in contact and I have been briefed by our military and intelligence services. We have to ask ourselves this question. Will Poland refuse annexation of southern Prussia? We must proceed on the assumption that they will. Arrangements are being made both diplomatically & militarily to, hopefully, prevent this from happening. Militarily we are preparing for an Polish invasion to overthrow our government and install a Polish puppet administration. Every assurance has been made to us from Moscow and no doubt they will be made good. We are a young state, but we are not defenseless. Many of our PDF forces have experience in the Russian army and several of our officer corps once served in armies from Germany and France to the United States. In fact our Special Operations Group are all former members of Spetsnaz and German KSK. These past three months we have steadily trained and equipped our defense forces for just such an event, invasion by a hostile force. For the past month we have had 1 battalion of infantry on special duty in Chechnya serving under Russian allied command, they are being rushed home as we speak. We have much Russian equipment, such as tanks and the anti-air and ground attack missiles which our allies saw fit to bequeath us on our creation. We will meet any invasion with the full force of our military capabilities, which I believe more than suffice to hold the nation until help arrives or cooler heads prevail and Poland is forced to find a seat and sit down."

Indeed the mood in the streets of Koenigsberg seems to be a serious one, machine gun armed Police are patrolling the streets, alongside military vehicles and tanks. We've been told that a curfew is in force and that citizens & civilians are being warned for possible attacks from the Polish military. Lights Out procedures are being streamed on Prussian radio and TV networks. It is an anxious night. Back to you Wolf.

Poland Declares Prussia a Rogue State

(AP) Warsaw POLAND. Three months after the rise of the new Baltic nation of Prussia from the former Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, Poland's Foreign Minister declares that Poland views Prussia as a rogue state. This is casting doubt on the planned July annexation of lands that are currently inside the borders of Poland that voted for Prussian independence.

Tensions on the Polish side are rising as people living in the planned Prussian lands are protesting the Polish governments declaration.

The Prussian government has yet to respond to the Polish declaration. The Russian Foreign Minister called the Polish decision foolish and likened it to a spoiled child while the Russian Prime Minister Putin said that the annexation of the Prussian lands should continue as planned.

Russian economic and military aid to Prussia continues as Russian scientists and engineers arrived in Koenigsberg today to begin construction on a planned nuclear power plant and Russian fighter jets were seen landing at the Koenigsberg International Airport this morning.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Prussian Republic Service - Police Officers Uniform


As the Republic Police Service Corps march on parade in Koenigsberg one can get a good look at their uniforms. On a side note, Prussia has no prisons, only local jails. You don't want to get caught committing a felony in Prussia. Most misdemeanors result in a public whipping, anything that would result in a long term prison sentence in most countries will get you a public hanging in Prussia.

2010 Master Paint Plan

I have removed my former paint tracker titled "The Pledge, 2010" and replaced it with a better catalog of my planned SYW painting activities for 2010. This represents steps toward a goal which is markedly more sustainable. A much better measure of progress. I have titled it "2010 Master Paint Plan" and it can found on the left under our awards.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Prussian Defense Force - Naval Officers Uniform

This is an early design of an naval captains parade uniform.

Republic Government

Chief of State: Council of Prussia
9 permanent members, appointed by the Chancellor and confirmed by the National Assembly. The National Assembly can also recommend candidates to the Chancellor. Once confirmed by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly the candidate becomes a lifetime Counsel. The Council of Prussia may not submit bills to the National Assembly.

Head of Government: Chancellor
Selected by the National Assembly from among it's members or the citizenry. Once confirmed by the National Assembly the candidate must be approved by a majority vote of the Council of Prussia. The Chancellor has the authority to introduce bills to the National Assembly. Any bill passed by the National Assembly must be signed by the Chancellor to become law. The Chancellor is invested with the powers of a "line-item veto." The Council of Prussia can remove the Chancellor, if the Supreme Court has found the Chancellor guilty of wrong doing and submits to the National Assembly a vote for impeachment. The Assembly must have a two-thirds majority to impeach. Then the Counselors will vote on whether to enforce the impeachment.

Legislature: National Assembly
Members of the National Assembly are known as ministers. Each city and village in Prussia may elect it's ministers to the Assembly from among it's citizens. Neither the Council of Prussia nor the Chancellor are allowed to select ministers. Currently there is 1 minister for every 1,000 citizens. Which places the total ministers of the National Assembly at 225. Civilians have no representation in government, although their liberties are protected by the Constitution. It is the duty of the ministers of the National Assembly to create our laws.

Judicial: Supreme Court of Prussia
The Justices of the Supreme Court of Prussia are selected by the Chancellor, & confirmed by the National Assembly. Once selected the candidate is sworn in as a Justice for life. The Supreme Court is the final stop in the judicial process. It can submit to the Council of Prussia laws that appear to be unconstitutional for any needed repeal or revision.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Penal Code Enacted

A harsh penal code system has been adopted by the National Assembly upon advisement from the Council of Prussia. The bill sits on the Chancellor's desk awaiting his signature. Corporal punishment will be delivered and available for public view.

The Koenigsberg Citizen, Weekly Newspaper of the Republic.

(AP) Koenigsberg, PRUSSIA.
The Council of Prussia sent ambassadors to the Republic of Lithuania & the Russian Federation. In Lithuania, our noble ally Russia, has allowed use of an office within their own embassy in Vilnius for our diplomat, the Honorable Rodja Lepp Skoja. Ambassador Skoja bears a letter from the Council of Prussia to the Lithuanian president stating that those lands formerly of Prussian heritage should be immediately ceded to the new republic based upon the results of a general annexation vote. Our ambassador to the Russian Federation, the Honorable Sepp Reinhardt and his staff took up residence in the former embassy of Georgia.

In recent weeks the people living in those lands have protested and marched for annexation to the new Prussian state. Polls taken clearly show that 73% of the population there favor annexation to Prussia.

(In secret, the Council of Prussia has been encouraging & funding local pro-Prussian groups in Lithuania.)

In other news, the Council of Prussia presided over the first session of the National Assembly as each minister was sworn in to office. As is commonly known, only citizens may vote or serve in government office, although civilians (second-class citizens) enjoy all other liberties of the Republic. The ministers completed work on our constitution and submitted it to Chancellor Conrad Hekel and the Council of Prussia for approval.

The Prussian Defense Force recently took possession of three MIG-21 Lancer fighter jets from Russia. The jets were part of a military aid package from Moscow. Russian military advisors arrived in Konigsberg to offer training assistance per the request of the Commandant of the PDF, Colonel Lettow-Vorbeck. (I purchased Ambush Alley's Force on Force rules today! A 188MB pdf file download, price $25.)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The National Assembly

The National Assembly & the Council of Prussia are housed in what used to be Koenigsberg's Old Stock Exchange.

Baltic Sea Map as of January 28, 2010.


Heinleinism & the Constitution

The interim government council, the Council of Prussia, has called for a National Assembly in Konigsberg to draft the Prussian Constitution. Deliberations are on-going but what exists on paper thus far is:

Basic freedoms for all:
1. Assembly
2. Movement
3. Press
4. To own property
5. Speech
6. Information
7. Thought
8. Due process
9. To trial
10. Privacy

Only citizens are allowed to vote or take part in government. Citizenship is granted through service to the Republic.

Republic Service:
Medical
Police
Fire
Mail
Military
Judicial
State Works
Academic

Republic Service Centers will be set up throughout the state and will function as the inception center for all those who seek to endure service to their country. Candidates will be screened medically and administratively along with their personal preference to see where they may best serve.

The Council of Prussia also required that all public servants and any whom desired, should immediately swear the pledge of allegiance to Prussia. Those whom chose not to swear were dismissed from service. Those whom swore were registered and recognized as the first citizens of the republic. From this day forward citizenship must be earned through service.

Prussian Pledge of Allegiance
I do solemnly swear that I shall consider Prussia my country. I shall be a loyal citizen of the Republic of Prussia, shall honor and observe the Constitution and laws thereof. I shall defend my country with the utmost of my strength and last breath if needs be, and shall serve it according to the best of my abilities. So help me God!

The Council of Prussia also raised 60 million Euros in donations and bonds from among it's own populace and has called for a national volunteer week, in so much that all current public servants work the remainder of this week for free.

The Council of Prussia has authorized the creation of the National Assembly, the legistlative body of the Republic. A statement that there will be no ethnic division in Prussia, there are no Germans, Poles, Lats, Lithuanians, only Prussians. Bound by a common nation, flag and the restoration of the Old Prussian language and the creation of a new Prussian culture. A declaration that Prussia is not a germanic state but a Baltic State!

The Council of Prussia has authorized the creation of the Supreme Court of Prussia and it's judicial branches.

The Council of Prussia has arranged an payroll tax system and a national sales tax. Members of the Republic Service shall not be subject to the payroll tax. There will be no administrative divisions of Prussia due to it's small size. All municipal departments, police, fire, mail, hospitals, schools etc, in every city shall be brought together under the umbrella of the Republic Service Bureau. Private schools & universities are exempt from this.

The Council of Prussia has authorized the creation of the Prussian Defense Force, and appointed citizen Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck as it's Commandant and elevated him to the rank of Colonel. The PDF is hereby authorized to create a single brigade of infantry with applicable heavy weapon, air and naval support.

The Council of Prussia has created the basic monetary unit of Prussia; the Prussian Thaler. 1 Thaler is equal to 1 Euro.

Map of Prussia


Map of Prussia as of Indenpendence Day. The current Prussian state exists above the old 1945 Soviet-Poland Frontier. The area in light green shows the current state and those areas that will be annexed by summer of 2010 according to the secession vote. Those areas in horse green are lands that are claimed by the new state of Prussia but no plebiscite was allowed. The area in dark green is an area claimed by Prussia but which voted to remain a part of Poland.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A New Nation......

2002 to 2008 - Thousands of descendants of Prussian families travel to Poland, Russia & Lithuania and settle in lands that were formerly East Prussia. Many begin to migrate into that western part of Russia formerly known as Koenigsberg but now called Kaliningrad. A sense of nationalism starts to take hold in these "new Prussians."

Early 2009 - Polish government records indicate that Prussian immigrants are the majority in Gdansk and other areas of East Prussia. Prussian activist groups are starting to form. The National Prussian Party is formed in Gdansk. These groups join with groups in other countries like the Prussian Brotherhood of Latvia, the Prussian Alliance of Lithuania and the Society of Russians for a United Prussia.

Late 2009 - The NPP and other pro-Prussian parties march in the streets in a protest push for a plebiscite on statehood. NPP leaders make secret overtures to the Russian ambassador in Warsaw that if Russia would support Prussian Independence that they would soon find themselves an ally in the against Polish government and their pro-NATO tendencies. Conrad Hekel even goes so far to say that a new Prussia would honor Russia as it once served the Grand Duchy of Moscow in medieval times.

January 3, 2010 - Swayed by the NPP and others, Russia pushes the EU into forcing a vote for Prussian Independence from Poland. German & Polish ministers complain but are eventually forced to concede to a general plebiscite on the issue. The vote is set for January 24th.

January 24, 2010 - In no surprise, the vote for Prussia succeeds and plans are in place to create the new Prussian state within 6 months. An interim government is formed.

January 26, 2010 - Russia announces that they will recognize the will of the Prussian people and formally recognize the new Prussian state and in a gesture of goodwill cede their territory of Kaliningrad to Prussia, within 2 days. Secretly the interimn Prussian government signs a treaty vowing to remain independent from the EU and never to join NATO.

January 28, 2010 - Prussian Independance Day. The Baltic Map is redrawn. The city of Kaliningrad is renamed back to Koenigsberg and becomes the capital of an independent Prussia.