Sunday, March 28, 2010



For The Ladies - March the 11th is not only His Majesty's birthday but, coincidently, Lady's Day in St. Maurice. Both are celebrated by a lovely little picnic in the park followed

by a band concert where the ladies can be regally entertained,
and "His Regalness" can shop for his new Spring mistress. Here on the left we see His Nibs nestled between three other jackasses (er... according to the pundits from Ardoberg-Holstein), with the ever-present Cardinal Richnlewd in close attendance. If it appears that the ladies seem to be keeping their distance, it may well be due to the close proximity of Custance de Boutonniere, the current paramour and the only woman visably armed. She can be seen dressed in th uniform of hussars, just behind His Majesty.
Music today is capably performed by the band of the household brigade. A talented group one and all. His Majesty, the Cardinal, the band, Lady Boutonniere, and several of the other attendants are Suren figures, while the remainder of the ladies are Blue Moon Manufacturing.






7 comments:

abdul666 said...

Such a charming, peaceful scene!
Lovely ladies (thanks for disclosing them) and a great band -conversions, for a part?

Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice! I always enjoy the peaceful interludes and vignettes. Nice change of pace from all of the more martial stuff we do.

justMike said...

Actually the band is produced as is, and is one of the Willie group sets out of Scandinavia. Was kind of hoping for a sousaphone player but they won't be developed for another 150 years. - Mike

abdul666 said...

Are the 'donkey drivers' Willie "French vivandieres"? On the various commercial sites I saw only a pic of the (buttoned-up) British one, but read about the generous decollete of her French counterpart...

justMike said...

Yes they are Jean-Louis. I toyed with the idea of using the British Suttleress as a more severe support for the Irish regiment, but decided to keep the male trooper that they already had. Decollete eh? (sigh!)ya' gotta love the French! - Mike

ColCampbell50 said...

Mike,

I like that you painted one of the ladies as a quadroon. Her face sure has those characteristics. I have that figure and may repaint her as one also.

Jim

tidders said...

Delightful ! Are we to assume the ladies of the court of St Maurice have a penchant for pet jackasses ?

Love the band.

-- Allan