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"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, March 16, 2012

Uniform Template: Moden Guard, Huack Royal Army

Royal Army Order 1881.3.16.007 Dress Regulations - Uniform of the Royal Moden Guard.

For those elements of the Royal Moden Guard. The standard khaki Royal Army trench coat shall be issued to all Guards as well.

Major General Erik von Falkynhuack
Royal Army
Principality of Huack

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

In a stunning surprise to the world Prussia announced the completion of it's first 3 nuclear power plants. Both the EU and the United States immediately called for UN Inspectors to be allowed in to inspect the facility. Poland is threatening aerial strikes, which has put the PDF on high alert. Chancellor Jaap von Huack says that the plants were publicly announced 2 years ago, so they should not come as a surprise to anyone. Further the Chancellor stated that UN inspectors will be allowed access to the facility but will be accompanied at all times by Prussian Energy employees and members of the Prussian Intelligence Service (PIS). The three plants will produce enough energy to not only meet all of Prussia's energy needs but will allow Prussia to export energy to neighboring countries. Only one of the plants uses a cooling tower the rest use the waters from the Baltic Sea.

New Chancellor Elected!

The Election Day results are in and the elected ministers of the 2nd National Assembly have
been sworn in by the Chief Counsel of the Council of Prussia. The first order of business is to elect a citizen as Chancellor and then the new Chancellor will appoint his cabinet. After a few hours, Jaap von Huack of Koenigsberg was elected Chancellor and immediately confirmed by the Council of Prussia. His vacant seat in the National Assembly will be filled by the citizen candidate that had the second most votes on Election Day in his district.

Election Year, New Rules for Ministers and More Police

National elections are being held today for the National Assembly of Prussia. Changes to the Assembly Law were introduced late last year to change the representation ratio from 1 minister for every 1000 citizens to 1 minister for 73 polling districts. Now while the new law uses the term people vice citizen, only citizens can vote and hold public office. There are 114,873 registered citizens out of a population of 360,000. This years election will reduce the seats in the National Assembly bringing the total down to 73. Chancellor Hekel may not stand for re-election to the Chancellery this year by law so he is running for a ministers seat in the Assembly from his hometown of Freidland. He may seek the Chancellery again in 2 years. Currently there are 3000 citizens running for office.

Another law passed in the last Assembly Session was the Currency Act of 2011, which renamed the Prussian Thaler to the Prussian Mark. 1PM = 1 Euro. Military expenditures increased by 80 million marks. The Republic expanded the Black Eagle Vodka label to include several new product lines including beer and wine. Alcohol and tobacco taxes were raised and the Commerce Transaction Fees put in place. The Republic Police Force was increased to 3500 members with 3 Command Centers. New recruits for the RPF are shown below in full dress uniform outside the Koenigsberg Republic Police Academy.

Once again Republic Service is open to all whom apply. Something will be found for you. Whether testing medical products, delivering mail, driving a truck or taking a bullet in Karakistan, there is a job for you in the Republic. Apply at your local Republic Service Center. You will be given medical & psychological examinations, undergo various testing procedures and given a standard 8 day indoctrination program and from there be sent to begin training in your new career. Remember, citizenship is awarded for 5 years of honorable service.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

HOTE Battle: Mafeking Zulus vs. 7th Foot, British Army

Traveled down to Fort Smith today to visit my son James and his bride to be Jessica. We met up for lunch and then headed over to Hawgshead Comics on Greenwood Ave for some Magic CCG games and Hordes of the Empires. Now, I apologize, but I forgot the battlefield and the rules so we had to make due from memory and this was our first go of HOTE all together.

The British Deployment

We each played with 24 points. The British Baggage Camp came from my Duchy of Saxe-Huack SYW Army, but HEY, at least were wargaming and having fun. :)

The Zulu Deployment

The first couple of turns saw the armies advance on the Mafeking plains. Sunlight glitterd off spear points and the air was pierced with the shouting of orders and marching of boots.
In the picture above James sent his Cavalry (Kn) around the hill to attack my left flank in the rear.

Above the Skirmishers followed by the Chief and 2 Warbands advance upon the woods towards the Gatling Gun. I pulled 1 Warband off to stall the Cavalry "coming round the mountain." The action on the right flank is all close order marching to battle.

James knocks out my Skirmishers but this allowed my Warband to close!

The right flank: The British enjoyed volley fire at my Zulus whom sang and danced to intimidate the enemy (low PIPs) before joining in melee.

As the above picture shows I was able to sneak a single Warband into the Baggage Camp but blast the dice the Camp Defenders won!

But next turn it was over (we played this way due to time restraints) the British General took a spear and now has a maggot hole in his belly.