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An Announcement…

The bells of all of Syldavia are ringing out in joyous proclamation of the birth of a child, Mattias Eduard (name rendered in Syldavian of course), Prince of Syldavia.  The Prince and Queen Sofia are doing well, as is Princess Lilia Anna.  The King is reported to be holding up...   The Prince has already started his military career having been named honorary Colonel of the St. Vladimir Jaegers, although it will be some while before he is fitted for a uniform... 

Happy and heady days here, though we are treading water during the sleepless days following  the birth of a baby.  How easily one forgets all of that.  Not too much wargaming going on!   


  1. Congratulations! The Grand Duke of Hetzenberg has ordered a salute to be fired commemorating the auspicious event.

  2. Churchbells throughout St. Maurice sound even now on this joyous occasion, and His Majesty Louis-Philippe wishes health and long life to the crown prince as well as the rest of the royal family. Congratulations!

  3. Congradulations for the birth of a healthy baby. May he add to the families joy as he matures.

  4. All of Saxe-Bearstein rejoices at this good news.

    -- Jeff

  5. Warmest congratulations from the entire Court of the Duchy of Tradgardland.An evening of fireworks and excerpts from the Duke's favourite opera "The Golden Herring" will be held in all your honours.Huzzah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Many thanks all!

    Sleep is coming in precious little packets here and there. The little guy is an eating (and pooping) machine!

    The Golden Herring is a personal favourite!

  7. My most sincere congratulations, Sir.


  8. Congratulations!
    (Maybe a future gaming partner... one can always hope)

  9. Many heartfelt congratulations on the arrival of your new one!


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