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.