Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Erin

"We are the Fenian Brotherhood, skilled in the arts of war,
And we're going to fight for Ireland, the land we adore,
Many battles we have won, along with the boys in blue,
And we'll go and capture Canada, for we've nothing else to do."
-Fenian soldier's song

Éirí Amach na bhFiann (Fenian Revolution) was successful, and New Erin (formerly New Brunswick) was established in 1870. It has since become an U.S. protectorate but still retains the autonomy of an independent country.

The Canadian border still sees some skirmishes between the army of New Erin and the British but England is losing interest as it's turning it's eye towards Mars.

I'm ruminating about what their uniforms should look like. I think that I'm just going to use U.S. Military style uniforms only with green hat's and jackets, and black pants- just some thoughts.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from New Erin!

Since winning her independence in 1870, New Erin celebrates St. Patrick's day just as the United States celebrates it's Independence Day.

Éirinn go brách!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Island Militia

In my alternate history version of Hawaii, individual regional nobles are responsible for maintaining their militias. This is a holdover from the not so distant past of Hawaii where Kamehameha handed out land to his various warlords for stewardship.

The gamer meta-decision to do this was to add some variety and spice to my Hawaiian forces and keep the army from being boring to collect and paint. As such, I have been trying to track down interesting figures that can pass as island militia and I think the above gents will work nicely.

Though I do not have a positive ID on them, I do know they are Minifigs. They are nearly naked, wearing simple kilt-like skirts. they have an odd sort of pill box hat on their heads and an ammo pouch at the hips.