Monday, 18 November 2019

Winter Warfare in the Duchy of Tradgardland: for the Mad Padre and other fans of ski troops.

Winter has come to Tradgardland. The first heavy snows have fallen covering the Duchy in a blanket. Such weather does not deter the soldiers from training. The ski troops are already moving through the forests and are encouraged by their regimental chaplain and officer. The artillery men have got their sledge mounted light gun out of store and are firing it for the first time this winter.
 All figures are 40mm semi flats.




15 comments:

  1. Well that's very different! Are the skiers conversions of Prince August figures?

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    1. They are indeed and the figures are full of conversion possibilities.

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  2. Stylish ski troops - have they practiced Snow Forts and Snowball training yet?

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    1. I fear not, too busy showing off their skiing sadly.

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  3. Skis and swords, with a cannon on a sled. Excellent! What could possibly go wrong? :-D

    Regards, Chris.

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  4. I really like the conversions, but I keep wondering what is going to happen once he fires that cannon. I notice the back of the sled is pointing toward the downhill slope.

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    1. Hopefully it will get stuck in a patch of thick snow and stop, fingers crossed.

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  5. These are great! Please share on A Gentleman's War facebook page.

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  6. Charming! I'm laughing over the speculations about the cannon firing. :)

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    1. Could be a brief but glorious day in the history of the Duchy artillery:)

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  7. Lovely vignettes. I admire that chaplain for being away from his comfy coal-burning stove.
    True story, I took part in a winter warfare training week as a new infantry padre and got a lot of credit just for showing up. My favourite moment - spending two hours in the falling dark and blizzardy snow dragging a sled uphill after the truck couldn't get down to the range to pick us up.

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  8. I am impressed with your story, rather you than me .

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