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Roughage

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The start of The Picnic War
« on: September 27, 2013, 06:57:50 AM »
I needed an objective marker for my GNW Swedes in Maurice, so I cobbled one quickly together last night from some bits I had in the Unpainted Lead Pile. The figures are all Baccus 6mm. I now feel virtuous for reducing the ULP. Time to order some more figures perhaps, as a reward? Perhaps the reward should wait until I get my regular opponent actually playing the game though ...

"Sir, I think you should look at this?"
"What is it, Svensson?"
"Sir, it appears to be Miss van Frufru."
"Egad, what's she doing here? Hand me my telescope."



"By gad, Svensson, that's not just my Fifi. That's Count Ivan Bigunov too. And they appear to be having a picnic. Oh the poor girl. With what horrors has that despicable lout threatened her that she sits there so quietly and makes no attempt to ride away? He must have lain in wait for her to be so prepared that he can lay on a picnic so replete with food. See, Svensson, how she takes a bite of his sausage, so unwillingly, and yet she chokes it down, for she is helpless in his clutches. See how Madame Cunegonde, Miss van Frufru's maid, must serve both the vile Count and my Fifi. See how Fifi must drink his vile wine and sample all the viands he has placed in front of her. She does well to give him no cause to strike her or worse. Oh, my Fifi, how brave you are to sit there so stoically. How courageously you fend off his detestable advances ... but wait ... what is this? Oh dear God, no! It cannot be! But I see with my own eyes that it is true. He ... has ... bagpipes! Will he now play the bagpipes with my Fifi? Alas, it must be so."

"Svensson, inform the army that we are no longer on exercise. We must to war for the honour of my poor Fifi, before the despicable Count can force her to learn to play the bagpipes."


Fencing Frog

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Re: The start of The Picnic War
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 10:39:21 AM »
Very nice!

General Hans von Zieten

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Re: The start of The Picnic War
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 03:44:14 PM »
Miss van Frufru biting his sausage and learning to play the bagpipes ?
oh that is indeed good cause for war , sound the bugles !

wonderful objective marker :)

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Re: The start of The Picnic War
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 11:13:51 AM »
Thanks, chaps. Glad you like the marker. I think I also need one or two more markers: perhaps an itinerant surstromming vendor and a stockpile of aquavit.

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Re: The start of The Picnic War
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 08:39:37 AM »
To war!  For honour, glory, sausage, and bagpipes!