24 July 2010

Tiny Prussians on the March

  A few units of the Kaiser's troops are on the march, training in the white ash wastes east of Kich Enn Cabni Trie on Mars. These photostats were taken at extreme distance from the troops, who all seem to have been marching through a rare oasis in the wastes as the image was made. The peaceful Martian merchant kite on which a purely coincidental amateur British photostatic hobbyist was traveling was forced away from the sneaking Huns by flying machines bearing the markings of the Imperial German Luftkorps.

1st Battalion, 14th Infantry (Pr.)


Guns 1 & 2, 3rd Feldartillerie Reg't., Battery A
An unidentified regiment of Uhlan lancers (Prussian)

Herr General Kleinemann, 1st Martian Armeekorps

   Naturally, His Excellency the Viceroy, the Royal Aeronaval Service and Her Majesty's Foreign Office are all concerned with the possible threats posed by this expansion of the Imperial German presence on Mars. be assured that strongly worded diplomatic messages have been forwarded to the proper German authorities and a strong tone of disapproval has been sent.

[Editor's Note: These are the first forces painted for a new rules set I have been helping to edit. More on that later, I promise! I decided on 6mm in order to do larger battles than I can do in 15 or 25mm, but with better detail than the Aeronef/Land Ironclads 2mm-ish (1/1200) scale. They are also the first forces painted from the 2010 Historicon Haul. Woohoo!]

2 comments:

Eli Arndt said...

Nicely done. No wonder you have been so quiet of late!

Any plans on what you will use for 6mm Martians? I would say that Norht Africans and possible some FIW Native Americans with a few ancients assets thrown in would work nicely.

J Womack, Esq. said...

Actually, I got some Mahdists for them. I thought the white robes would look vaguely appropriate. I had also thought about using Greek hoplites or something, and adding a tiny gun barrel to the shield for shield gunners.