Thursday, December 15, 2011

UNF Soldier

Pictured is soldier serving the Unkerlant Nationalist Front. His uniform, a little antiquated for the time, is little changed from those who served briefly in the Great War. Indeed, this is probably a veteran, as shown by the ribbon on his button hole. Many soldiers flocked to the fascist banner carrying what arms and uniforms they had, often adding a bit of red piping or painting UNF symbols on their helmets.
Though later defections plagued the UNF, those that remained were stalwart soldiers.
Source: "The Secret War: a History of the War in Unkerlant, post WW1".

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Another portrait by an unknown artist simply titled: "Bergstaat Highlander". As with much of its history, Bergstaat was divided by geographical lines during the war. The lowland east, with its factories and forges leaned towards the promises made by the Communist UWP, while the mountainous north was staunchly Monarchist.
This highland fellow is easily recognized by oversized beret. His raspberry pom-pom distinguishes him as a grenadier. The Bergstaat highland grenadiers suffered high casualties in the fighting around Geseburg. The remnants of these tenacious troops were later folded into the regular Ludwigian forces.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

International Brigades

Pictured is flag of one of the many "International Brigades" sent to Unkerlant. The term brigade is misleading. Few could muster more than a platoon.
Filled with the best intentions, many foreigners flocked to Unkerlant, and its various factions, to help with struggle for a united Unkerlant. Very few actually made it. Travel in and out of Unkerlant, even with todays trains and aeroplanes, is spotty at best. And with most of the borders closed, even harder. Most foreigners are forced through Transbalkania, where they are arrested. if they are lucky. Worse, if they are unlucky.
One unit, however, has distinguished itself fighting for the more progressive PFU forces. The Ben Franklin Battalion, from the US, is made up from a collection of WWI vets and adventuresome scientists.
Unkerlant's isolation, both politically and geographically, has attracted academia for years. When not studying the country's peculiar linguistics, geology, flora, fauna and scientific advances (or lack there of), members of the Ben Franklin battalion can be found kicking in some teeth of those jack booted thugs, the UNF.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Koenigstadt Civic Militia

A rough watercolor by an unknown artist of a Civic Militiaman after the fall of Koenigstadt. Acting both as police force and personal bodyguard to the king, even at the height of warfare, the Militia still wore their distinctive spiked silver helmets and appulettes. They proved to be effective shock troops.

Friday, September 9, 2011

For St Osbert and Unkerlant!

Though Unkerlant has never been considered especially pious, a few rural militias have been known to carry religious flags into battle. This is one such flag, depicting Unkerlant's patron saint, St. Osbert. Osbert was a wayward monk sent to preach to the unholy barbarians located in the secluded valley that would become Unkerlant. Osbert approached the local chieftain, Unkar, and began describing the wonders of Christianity. Unkar promptly had Osbert's head detached from his body. Still, legend says, Osbert kept preaching the gospel. He was set on fire. Still he kept singing the gospels praises.
The chieftain was impressed. He would not convert, but from that point on, his descendants would. St. Osbert would come to embody the fighting spirit of the people of Unkerlant. Battling on despite the odds.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flags of War

Presented is a flag carried by the first (and only) volunteer battalion of the King's Loyal Cheesmongers. As the name suggests, this group fought briefly for the Restorationists.
source: Dur Unkerlant Reichsarmee undt Provenzal Staattruppen 1920-1930 by Arneld Von Zupp

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winter into Spring

We here at the Unkerlant Chronicle are dedicated to bringing you the latest news from the front. Unfortunately, several factions have have banned our publication and this has made distribution difficult. Combined that with the notoriously horrible roads in our home country and you have a recipe for scattered news coverage.
Winter this year has been particularly brutal, but battle lines have stabilized during the frigid temperatures. With Spring here, no doubt hostilities will continue.
A quick look at the map shows only four cities still up for grabs, as they say. Gesehburg in the south, Grunburg in Hochland, Ostvald in the north and neighboring Wurzen, capital of Franistover.
The next battle, when it surely comes, will mostly likely happen in Gesehburg. Fascist and communist factions have been building up in neighboring towns and village. Whatever happens, it will most likely be a brutal affair. Gesehburg is Unkerlant's highest city, located in the steep Widowfang mountains. Few roads access it, so it will come as no surprise the recently seized Carroburg Zeppelin Works by Fascist forces may aid them in their assault. The vaunted Iron Legion Zeppelintruppen may come into action. Until now, they have seen little action as UNF leaders have been reluctant to lose any of this elite unit in some petty skirmish.
UWP artillery stationed outside Gesehburg