Friday, 23 September 2016

Maneuvers in the Duchy of Rosti...

I posted the following over at my Army Red/White blog some time ago-
"One of the lesser known outposts of the British Empire is the Duchy of Rosti which lies upon the Swiss border.It's sovereignty was bequeathed to the British Crown by the last Duke. It is a land of mountains and lakes,a miniature version of Switzerland itself. The British garrison is a hotchpotch of troops under the ever watchful eye of Major General Mackay.
A British spy of somewhat dubious provenance has reported that the Swiss intend to invade the Duchy this summer and claim it back for Switzerland..."
Summer has gone by and the alfresco games never happened sadly. I have,however, decided to transfer the idea indoors  using Ross's "The Tin army in the Great Little War" rules.This weekend sees maneuvers taking place in the Duchy  of Rosti in case the Swiss invasion takes place. Major General Mackay ( my on table persona) will take on that plucky fellow General Mayhem commanding his beloved Guards and highlanders.


  1. Tradgardmastare,

    What an interesting scenario! I am just reading about the Swiss Civil War, and can imagine the Swiss mobilising in order to restore Rosti to the Confederation.

    All the best,


  2. Alan,
    Nice to see the Toy Soldiers out onto the Battlefield - looking forward to an account as action unfolds near the Swiss boarder...interesting fictional background too. Cheers. KEV.