Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hail Zlobenia!

I picture of PFU troops from Zlobenia. The Zlobs have always been more open in their views about the outside world, and see the current conflict as a way to create a government that will embrace a global stance.
Some of these views are reflected in their uniforms. The Zlobenia Home Guard Volunteers wear surplus uniforms from Albion. Blue, the provincial color of Zlobenia, has been added. As these early surplus uniforrns wore out, new ones were made, but not with the same dye. Over a short period the color went to a more mustardy yellow you see here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The skies over Unkerlant

UWP planes
In the early morning, the skies above Geseburg erupted in battle. Ahead of the expected Nationalist zeppelin attack, their planes went forward to clear the skies of any Communist air power.
They wer met plane for plane by the UWP forces. The planes were no doubt piloted by Transbalkanian "observers".
High above the town they dueled. For every fascist plane downed, a UWP plane was destroyed. One desperate UWP pilot even even crashing his disabled plane into a UNF plane.
After a very short battle, a lone UNF plane staggered back to its bay aboard the zeppelin. The lumbering air giants were seen turning back. With no air cover they would be easy prey for the remaining communist pilots.
UNF planes
This was a chance to dig out an old favorite: Crimson Skies. Though designed for an alternate 1930s USA, these planes fit right in the skies above Unkerlant.

Friday, July 13, 2012

UWP attack on Gesehburg

The long anticipated assault on Gesehburg began this morning. Most of the city had evacuated early in the week. Only those loyal to the Unkerlant Workers Party, lower class laborers and a few union groups, had remained.
UWP forces charged up the steep cliffs and hills. They encountered little resistance.
Gesehburg, that majestic city on the mountaintops, home to vacation villas of the nobility, in the hands of communists and their foreign backers. Yes, readers, spotted amongst the UWP troops were "advisors" from Unkerlant's most hated enemy, Transbalkania. The villas and mansions are now in flames. The whole city burns.
But, just before sunset on the western horizon, the shadowy bulk of zepplins were spotted against the sky. Is the UNF on it's way?
A Transbalkanian soldier standing guard outside the courthouse.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Period photo

A photo of the KCM.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Patch of the Zeppelin Truppen

Many of the Army sided early with the Unkerlant Nationalist Front. One of those units was the elite airborne Zeppelin Troops. They were awarded their own distinctive shoulder patch.

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.