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abdul666lw07 Sep 2007 4:34 a.m. PST

The 'Emperor vs Elector' blog is devoted to a Web Campaign set in a fictitious Europe approximatively by the time of the SYW. The main conflict is between Gallia and Hesse-Seewald, but many other countries (generally small) are involved, or carry on fighting their private arch-enemy.
The Laws of Physics are relaxed in our Multiverse: time is extended and Malburian as well as AWI countries and armies coexist there.
Space also is elastic, with e.g. already 2 or 3 'France' and still room for at least a 3rd (in the South-East: Saint Maurice?).

If you don't want to mix your own campaign with the main one, you can place your country(ies) far away from Europe. Actually the European Courts are milling with rumours of the recent discovery of an immense 7th Continent in the Pacific Ocean. Thus you'll be able to take part to the exchange of informations, diplomatic missives and even wanton threats of military intervention!

If a solo wargamer you'll be welcome to play, as a neutral proxy, battles between the armies of players that (given distance in the Real World™) cannot meet across a tabletop. What minis (if even you use them) and rules will be immaterial, as long as you keep a strict 1-to-1 correspondance with the players' Orders of Battle and list of Characters. Thus you'll be allow to write a battle report with the names
of the players' units and generals.

No need to own a blog or webpage, several participants have neither. The owner of 'EvE' will create you an ID allowing to post on the blog.

Jeff Hudelson, owner of the blog (and also Ruler of Saxe-Bearstein and Stagonia) wrote:
" -Here is the URL of "Emperor vs Elector". Read through back posts and see if you'd like to join us:
"-If you'd like to join the group blog, "Emperor vs Elector", please email me at and I'll see that you get an invitation."

abdul666lw10 Sep 2007 12:13 p.m. PST

On Sept. 10, "Jeff", owner of the 'Emperor vs Elector" blog, posted:
<<We are now 30 Strong!
With our most recent additions, "Emperor vs Elector" now has 30 contributors. The three newest imagi-Nations are the Abbey of Kempten, Duchy of M'Uedail and the Principality of Jordvicken.
All of these are listed to the right -- and I encourage you to check them out. Indeed, I suggest that we all check out ALL of the links to the right so that you may keep abreast of what is happening throughout our fictional 18th century nations>>

There is still plenty of free room for your country (ies) on the (elastic) map of this fictitious Lace Wars Europe. And, while focused on the Old Continent, the campaign does not ignore oversea countries: the recent increase of diplomatic activity in the North-East Cost of America (prompted by the Governor of tiny Ny Tradgarland near Louisbourg) attracted the attention of all European Courts to the New Continent.

Actually the campaign is currently played at 2 levels:
-'within sphere'independent campaigns: groups of geographically close gamers meet regularly to play their battles -supposely taking place in their own corner of mythical Europe,
– 'between spheres' campaign, i.e. exchanges between players scattered over the whole Real World, are up to now mainly of (lighthearted) diplomatic nature, but alliances begin to be materialized on the tabletop, allowing a player whose country has received an allied contingent to field more (of his own -the allied player being actually a continent away) troops.
A more sophisticated and rich system, where players will fight battles as proxies for other members (as described in the initial post) is at the advanced embryo stage.

Anyway, go and see by yourself. Don't be content with enjoying pics, don't read only the post themselves: a lot of friendly and useful advices & suggestions, from references of minis or sources and painting /modelling to blogging are posted in the 'comments'. There is always something toenjoy & /or learn.

Even if your fictitious Lace Wars country is still a project without actual minis, you can enter the web of diplomatic exchanges and enjoy the company. Of course you can peruse the archives of the blogs without joining, but it's more friendly and rich when exchanges are mutual. For instance, many contributors published their designs of uniforms or flags long before starting to paint, and sometimes modified their initial design according to the feedback.

aa1900328 Nov 2007 5:27 p.m. PST

This is an awfully tempting idea…I'll have to check it out.

Has anyone considered meeting and playing out battles at the conventions?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Nov 2007 6:31 p.m. PST

Has anyone considered meeting and playing out battles at the conventions?

Bill Protz and I do this on a regular basis at the SYWA con, Little Wars, Rock Con and for next year – (drum roll) Historicon 2008!!!!!!

aa1900328 Nov 2007 10:08 p.m. PST

OOh, Historicon is my backyard. Armed with my copy of BAR (just sent a check) I'm now challenged to paint enough to fight you gents here, regardless of whether or not your figures are a few millimeters taller!

Obviously I'll have to contact you at your blog now.

abdul666lw01 Dec 2007 4:48 p.m. PST


I have currently 47 links to sites or (mainly) blogs devoted to Lace Wars Imagi-Nations on my blog:

I expect the 48th soon. With the 49th, adding my own fictitious Presipality there will be 50 fictitious 18th C. countries repertoried on the Web, a pleasant number. Will your own blog be this fateful 49th?


abdul666lw26 Nov 2008 1:22 p.m. PST

Now some 54 blogs (and ≥ 4 blogless contributors) on 'EvE'
Membership and activities increasing and diversificating:
TMP link
TMP link
Two members are starting a play by e-mail campaign:
and two other will one way or another play together despite the distance:

More generally, on nov. 26 there are 80 'Fict' links to active blogs on Monte-Cristo

Hoping for more soon: take the plunge!

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