A bit strange looking admittedly, but most of the lads agreed that they were just marvelous horseman.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
By Year Twenty-Five, the Expedition is entering its second generation. The goals change. The men rebuild.
Mostly they are complex instruments of the mission, after all.
Sometime in 758, following the Harborstay. Maybe Maiden Month, maybe Furl. Fourth Disorder, near Azimuth West.
Voyage of the Wilhelm Troepf. Year Twenty-Six.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Please forgive my absence, I was gone for twelve days.
Now where were we?
On Tremaine, a Scout-Rifleman with the 234th Provisional walks detail near the Dysphem Iron Works near Pozsos. Fighting around the central highway juncture here was terrible after the thaw.
While hard to discern at this resolution, it is worth noting that the soldier pictured wears the Late Model Y Breather System (LMYBS), a vast improvement over the much maligned Model X.
Late season 754, Voyage of the Wilhelm Troepf. Year Twenty-Two.
Monday, November 3, 2014
The Regiment was scattered during the evacuation, and ultimately sent to several hundred system in fragments.
It was a catastrophe of logistics.
Class III Archeologue Orderly with the 16th Royal Sapper(Spec) near The Mounds, North of Raisbergit, Central Steppe.
About 751, Voyage of the Wilhelm Troepf. Year Nineteen.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Another obsolete example, this the CAS Close Support System.
Completed manufacturing trials in 543 and issued to the initial landing parties on the 544 sailing of the Yubari, this gun was touted as a "hybrid" by UMIG Industries.
The exact sentiment of that statement is lost to history.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Friday Rifle, an autocannon produced in large numbers for several voyages between 541 and 710. Capable of extremely accurate fire in the hands of a well-trained crew, this model was rugged in design and served with distinction.
Exisiting records do not indicate the circumstances under which the contract for the Friday Rifle ceased production. Alas, no known examples of this gun survived the general uprisings of the late seven hundreds.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Bekar Model 91-4, alternate view. Note the unique loading arrangement, nicknamed the Cinema Magazine, which operated on a central sprocket and recoil-driven spring.
One of the few successful highlights of the innovative but deeply flawed design that defined the 91-4.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Model 91-4, produced under ministorial contract from Bekar Industries. Production of the 91-4 ran from 810 (voyage of the Castlemate) to 885 (voyage of the Myopy) with total units produced numbering 16,000.
Early models were beset with overheating problems, and the gun was heavy and awkward to reposition. Nevertheless, some surviving 91-4s remain in service mainly in garrison roles.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
A Hawley Gun. Not much is known about this piece in the official record.
1200 units were ordered as vehicle secondary armament in the late-700s, some of which were later apparently converted to the infantry support role.
Photo-pict from "The Observation Of The No.22 Company of Foot, Voyage Of The St. Weed" published in 806, Kalkovac.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Let's start with this revered classic,
the Schraft Model K.
The legendary statline of this gun is wholly unremarkable: 25-6 calibre, 2900 tPs, cyclic rate of 74 hd/s.
The service record of the series speaks for itself, however. Still in deployment after three centuries, the Schraft remains unchallenged for constancy.
The Model K featured shows a dorsal loading socket and iron sights, simply mounted on a spoked infantry carriage.
Date and location unknown.