Britcon – The Bavarians!

Maximilian II (July 11, 1662 – February 26, 1726), also known as Max Emanuel or Maximilian Emanuel, was a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a ‘Kurfürst of the Holy Roman Empire. An able soldier, his ambition led to conflicts that limited his ultimate dynastic achievements.

By 1683 he was already embarked on a military career, fighting in the defense of Vienna against the attempt of the Ottoman Empire to extend their possessions further into Europe. He returned to court for long enough to marry Maria Antonia, daughter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and Margaret Theresa of Spain, on July 15, 1685 in Vienna, Austria.

Maximilian Emanuel’s fame was assured when, in 1688, he led the capture of Belgrade from the Turks, with the full support of Serbian insurgents under the command of Jovan Monasterlija. In the War of the Grand Alliance he again fought on the Habsburgs’ side, protected the Rhine frontier, and, being the Emperor’s son-in-law and the husband of the King of Spain’s niece, was appointed governor of the Spanish Netherlands in late 1691.

Britcon – army update

With just under a week to go til Britcon :-/ I best prove that I have committed paint to figures.

With being away for 2 week I mostly spent the mornings, while the rest of the tribe were still in their pits, painting blue!

Here they are … just glued to bases and wet sand applied. Bases and some work on flags to go!