Monday, December 31, 2007

The Duchy of Clove-Hamhock

The Duchy of Clove-Hamhock is located in central Germany. It has had a long if checkered history going back to the Thirty Years War. The duchy survived this period by supporting the side currently in power or with the largest army nearby. It was even known to have been on both sides in the same day as different opposing armies marched through the duchy. The current ruler of the duchy is Herzog Wilhelm Fredrik von Servens II a direct descendant of the original ruler of the duchy Wilhelm Fredrik von Servens I.   During the 30 Years War the Duchy survived by supporting the side whose army was closest to the duchy.  Even switching sides during the same day when opposing armies passed near the duchy.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Armies

This will be a bit of a departure from Iranistan proper. I started ancient gaming years ago with WRG 3rd edition and an army of Airfix romans and metal 20mm based on the later Seleucid army(although it was some time later that WRG officially recognized that the Seleucid army had cataphracts and imitation legionaries). After years of gaming with them and other 25mm ancients and various 15mm horse and musket armies (acw, napoleonics, mexican-american war) i decided to convert everything to 6mm. This was due to having a fairly extensive collection of ghq and cnc micro-armor and a desire to use most of the same scenery and terrain for most periods. After trading and selling off the larger figures i now have armies that cover every period of history from ancients through to future science fiction and some fantasy. The majority of these are heroics and ros with some irregular, baccus, and rapier miniatures. Pictures of the ancient figures will be posted here at a future date.

Warmaster Ancients and Strategos are the two main commercial rule sets that i am currently using, though i have copies of almost every other rule set that has been released and various home grown rule sets made by others and myself. Warmaster Ancients provides a fun game though it is more of a game than a historical simulation. Strategos is published by The Society of Ancients and the author Phil Sabin will have a book titled "Lost Battles" that incorporates the rules and a lot of history published shortly(it can be pre-ordered at a substantial discout from Amazon USA, Overstock.com, and Buy.com). Strategos is more suited to one-on-one games and most battles take about two hours or less even with hundreds of figures on the battlefield.

I will end this post here as the Iranistan army has to repel another incursion by those Turanian pests.

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Shah And The Army


The ruler of Iranistan is the Kobad Shah. A veteran of many victorious military campaigns against the depredations of Turanian invaders. The military forces of the Kingdom of Iranistan are well equipped and highly trained. The army is composed of armored cavalry equipped with lance, bow, and shield and armored infantry armed with spears, bows, and shields. Images of the Shah and a soldier on palace guard duty can be seen here. In addition the army has Kossak light horse and Ilbar Hillmen auxiliaries. Elephants are also native to Iranistan.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Iranistan




Iranistan is located south of the Vilayet Sea and west of Vendhya along the coast of the southern ocean. Reknown for the quality of its fruits and wines, Iranistan also produces medicines, textiles, and precious stones. The capital city of Anshan is located in the fertile valley of the Anshan River. Great walls and mighty fortifications protect the city from any invaders.