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The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:27 pm

Hello! I'm finally pleased to share pictures of the beginnings of my Great War force! Pictured is The 13th Light Infantry Legion from the Wisconia Royal Auxiliary Forces!

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Overwatch of my entire force so far... Yes I know, the artillery pieces are not very original but I will have some different stuff coming in the near future.

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Here are three infantry sections from The 13th Light Infantry. Each section consists of 1 NCO with an SMG, a LMG team with 1 LMG and 1 Rifleman carrying extra ammunition, and 7 infantrymen.

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Individual rifleman.

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LMG Team

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Squad NCO.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:31 pm

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Close ups of the Arty.

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The big guns.

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These men are dressed in the uniform of the Royal Army. They do not have any of their field gear yet and are part of the artillery battery attached to The 13th Light Infantry Legion.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:35 pm

Here is some fluffy goodness regarding The Principality of Wisconia, The 13th Light Infantry Legion, her military and The Great War:

History:

-The Principality of Wisconia has been in existence since the fall of the mighty Grecian Empire fell to barbarians in the year 0 F.G.E. When the Grecian Empire fell, the peaceful people of the area known as Wisco were in disarray. After nearly 500 years of war, famine, and death one mini-figure emerged and united the struggling bands of farmers and lumber jacks into one nation. That mini-figure was known as Sir John “The Block Layer” Woods. He was able to convince the individual leaders of each of the small villages to band behind him and pool their resources to secure the borders of what is now known as Wisconia.

In 1805, after over 1300 years of stability and relative peace, Wisconia erupted into civil war. King Michael “The Bison” Woods lead his loyalist forces against separatist forces suing for more personal freedoms for all the people of Wisconia. In 1821 after sixteen long years of war, King Michael falls at the Battle of Greenville Fields and his young brother, Prince Richard “The Quiet” Woods assumes the thrown as King at the age of 30. King Richard, wishing to see an end to his brother’s war, agrees to a meeting with separatist leaders. In 1823 the Kingdom of Wisconia changes from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a parliament and prime minister. A new era of peace follows.

In 1815 a major conflict erupts across the Caucasian continent. Wisconia remains neutral during most of the fighting while dealing with its own civil war. However, towards the end of the war the Kingdom of Wisconia begins shipping supplies to the Union States and in 1823 the Union States repay their war debt to Wisconia by selling their claim to South Afria to Wisconia.

After 42 years of successful ruling, King Richard passes the crown on to his son King Richard “The Builder” Woods II in 1863 who is 33 years old. King Richard II, worried that Wisconia will see severe repercussions in another Continental Conflict, begins reorganizing the military and building up his forces. He orders the construction of The Impregnable Brassfort to protect the eastern part of the country. King Richard II institutes programs for the recruitment of Auxiliary forces and Town Watch groups. Wisconia moves from a nation of workers to a nation of warriors. King Richard II’s last act as ruling monarch is to change the nation’s official motto from “Always moving ahead” to “Vigilanti Semper” or “Always Vigilant.”

In 1905, King Richard II passes the crown down to his son Prince Matthew J. Woods. Prince Matthew takes to the crown at the age of 25. Prince Matthew continues his father’s work on building the military forces of Wisconia.

When “The Great War” broke out in 1920 Wisconia’s professional military was well prepared to face a threat such as Icrin. However, when Icrin was joined by Byzantine in their declaration of war, many within the Wisconian Royal Army saw the coming storm as hopeless. Many Royal Army officers deserted or defected to Icrin. This has left Wisconia’s military weakened and facing an enemy with far more armored units.

Military of Wisconia:

-Wisconia’s military is divided into three separate branches. The Royal Army of Wisconia, which encompasses all land based military units including those of the Royal Auxiliary and the local Town Watch forces. The Royal Army Air Corps. is also under Army leadership. The Royal Navy of Wisconia is responsible for defending the coasts and trade routes along the high seas. The Royal Marines, while considered a sub-branch of the Navy, are ultimately under Naval command. The third branch of the Wisconia military are the Royal Colonial Forces. Royal Colonial Forces are typically raised in the overseas territories and are primarily responsible for the defense of those areas. There is a clause however, that allows the Colonial Forces to be sent to Wisconia proper in the event of an emergency.

Royal Army: Prior to the declaration of war by Icrin and Byzantine, the Royal Army was a force to be reckoned with. However, during the first week of hostilities, much of the Royal Army’s high command and many soldiers abandoned their posts or defected to the Icrin’s. The forces that are left, while small in numbers, have some of the best training and equipment. Most soldiers in the Royal Army have at least some combat experience, fighting in Wisconia’s South Afrian possession or from fighting in Wisconia’s Foreign Legion.

The Royal Auxiliary: The Royal Auxiliary forces are made up almost entirely college students or volunteers taking the first step towards joining the Royal Army. The Royal Auxiliary has minimal equipment and most units are support units. The soldiers of these units typically have no combat experience and their training is substandard. However, what they lack in training and experience, they make up for with good leadership. Most of the commanders in the Royal auxiliary are not of the elite aristocracy and genuinely care about the men under their command.

-The Wisconian 13th Light Infantry Legion-

Background: The Wisconian 13th Light Infantry Legion is a newly formed light infantry legion. The 13th light infantry is compromised of mostly young college students, volunteers, and transfers from Town Watch Units. Trained at Army Camp Shioc, the 13th light infantry legion was sent to the Wisconian/Ingarian border, near the Village of Ironwood. There they wait for an impending invasion from the combined Icrin/Byzantine forces.

While guarding the frontier regions, the 13th light infantry also has the mission of improving the local infrastructure, training the local town watch, preparing defensive positions, and scouting for Icrin/Byzantine incursions into Wisconian territory. The Wisconian 13th light infantry legion is made up mostly of young college students, who volunteered for service to pay for their schooling. This gives the 13th light infantry a broad make up, with many individuals with a great array of skills. The 13th light infantry is well suited for the mission it has been given. However, the 13th light infantry’s make-up also means that it is very unskilled and untested in combat.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby bann154 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:46 am

Sweet! Love it! Very well done the lore and the infantry and the weapons all look amazing and fit perfectly! Well done. However.... could you do me a favor and resize the pictures? They are a little large generally anything above 800x600 is a little hard to see.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Zupponn » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:07 pm

I keep reading their name as Wisconsin.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:29 am

bann154 wrote:Sweet! Love it! Very well done the lore and the infantry and the weapons all look amazing and fit perfectly! Well done. However.... could you do me a favor and resize the pictures? They are a little large generally anything above 800x600 is a little hard to see.


Thanks! and sorry about the size, I will remember for next time. I'm not sure how to change the size but I will work on figuring it out. I have a tank for this force as well that I will hopefully get pictures up soon.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Maraxous » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:09 pm

I like the cannons.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:40 am

Disclaimer: The cannons are not an original design. They are from Brickmania... However, I will have some original stuff soon!
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:17 pm

Greetings! I have some updates to my Wisconia forces!

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This patrol boat is manned by WIP Wisconia Colonial Forces. These boats are used to patrol the waterways in Wisconia's South Afria possession.

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Most of these boats are armed with Heavy Machine Guns or small caliber guns. The crew typically have their rifles stowed away on board.

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These boats often travel in groups of 2-3 and are also responsible for moving supplies up and down the waterways. They are also utilized alongside larger gun boats.

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Here is a battery of Heavy Machine Guns. These guns are a platoon level support weapon and can be utilized by Royal, Auxiliary, and Colonial troops.

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Single gun.

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Here is a battery of Heavy Mortars. Again, these are a platoon level support weapon and can be utilized by Royal, Auxiliary, and Colonial troops. *Disclaimer: Brickmania design.

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Single mortar.

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Here is the Mark I "Cyclops" Infantry Support Gun (ISG) with its crew. Wisconia's armored units are all under Royal Army command. The Cyclops is primarily used to support infantry assaults. The main gun is powerful enough to take down mechs, light tanks, and lightly fortified enemy emplacements. The Cyclops is also armed with a hull mounted light machine gun. The Cyclops is notorious for being mechanically unreliable. *Disclaimer: Chassis is based on Brickmania Chaffee Tank's Chassis.

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The lack of room in the turret means that ammo crates have to be set on the back of the tank and moved every time the turret spins.

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Pictured here are the members of the Ironville Town Watch. Town Watch groups are made up of local groups and do more than provide defense. They are also responsible for maintaining local roads and bridges, fighting fires, providing law enforcement services, and maintaining the general welfare of their community. Ironville's Town Watch group is poorly equipped, maintaining a small arsenal of hunting rifles and civilian style pistols.

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Closeup of Town Watchmen.

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Thanks for checking out the update guys! Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions are welcome! Look forward to more to come from Wisconia and hopefully other Great War factions!
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby bann154 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:34 pm

:tiger: More great stuff! I never really though about mounting HMG's on wheels i may have to steal that.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:58 am

An update to The Principality of Wisconia as well.

The Royal Army infantry has been given enough men to form two full infantry squads as well as a four man special weapons squad. I'm hoping to turn the special weapons squad into a melee or close quarters combat unit. They were also provided with sand blue Pickelhaubes to give them a more "royal" feel.

I also have six Royal Artillery gunners, as denoted by their helmets. Not a major update but it is something. Hoping to get them some more armor soon.

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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Falk » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:58 am

All the pictures you posted are broken for me.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Historynut13 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:54 pm

Falk wrote:All the pictures you posted are broken for me.


Like all of them or only the new ones? I can see them when I preview the post.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Falk » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:36 pm

They're fixed now.
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Re: The Great War: The Principality of Wisconia

Postby Kaplan » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm

where did you bought those pickelhaube helmets?

Great army btw.  :tiger:
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