Thursday, 22 November 2007

The Future of Templates from Tippelbruder

With war close to Tippelbruder the future of templates from the shop here seems uncertain. David Linienblatt has volunteered to serve with his cousin's Freikorps, as he has some skill with a rifle, and he feels that as the ostensible cause of the war he cannot let other men fight for him without risking his own life on the field of battle. Should he fall in combat, who will carry on the templates? Nearly 100 templates have now been produced; will there be more?

Monday, 5 November 2007

Map of Tippelbruder and environs

For the forthcoming campaign and battle that talented amateur cartographer and refugee Jacobite Horatio di Pauli (a pseudonym) (now serving with the Trunkenbold Freikorps) has drawn up this map.

He's a very modern cartographer, as you can see, with contours, bitmap fills and all - he didn't have time to mess around with all those hand-drawn 18th century refinements.

War is nearly upon us

After many months of tension and waiting, war is nearly upon us. The propaganda war waged by Koenig Maurice of Evil Stagonia has served only to harden the resolve of the people of Tippelbruder and their allies, and all await the conflict with determination and visions of victory over the Vile Stagonians.

A piece of doggerel scrawled on a wall in Tippelbruder recently sums up the feelings of the Tipplebruderans:

Do you really think
Evil Stagonia
And her even more evil king
Tittering and scheming and threatening
Has any chance of doing a thing?

Tyrants never prosper long
Others gather to right the wrong

So carry on making your bluster
Tattle-head empty-brained thing
After you've run away screaming
Gone into exile and dreaming
Of days when your reign meant something
Now you'll repent your false lustre
In grief and misery, King
And never forget Tippelbruder - the small town with a large sting.