So there it is, uniform plates for all the regiments of all the duchies of Estria. I opened this series of posts a few weeks ago with a nod to the source for all the uniform templates, and I would like to close the same way, with thanks to David of "Not by Appointment" ( http://nba-sywtemplates.blogspot.ca/ ) for making available such a wealth of uniform templates that are fun to work with, and, though historically rooted, are also a great way to try out imagi-nation uniform ideas.
The figures I imagine painting to build these regiments (HaT's 1/72 plastics) will I hope be released within the next six months or so, but in the meantime, now I must decide on some other avenues to make the Principality of Estria just a little more real.
There are over a hundred named personalities that need fleshing out, and so far I have only done biographical sketches for a few dozen of them. Definitely something I need to finish.
Also, I will admit I am sometimes tempted to jump the gun and just start playing out the intrigue phase before the character sketches are done. I do have a couple of hundred randomly-generated personalities, so I could just give the remaining nobles of Estria number-based characteristics now and save the descriptive text for later.
Another option is to start making some civilians and personality figures, since as far as I know, there are none in 1/72. Unfortunately, sculpting in 1/72 can be a nightmare. Presumably that is why almost nobody actually does it. Here is where choosing 1/72 as my scale of choice starts to look less like a money-saver and more like a rod for my back. Oh well.