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Upload: 28 December 2010
Update: 8 August 2013
Update: 20 April 2013
* Update 10 July 2014 *
** Update 12 January 2015 **
BY WALTER D. REIMER
& other contributors
Coastal artillery - watercolor sketch by S.A.Gallacci
"Debate over the appropriate repaint of the 14-inch North Battery - Spontoons 1936"
Larger files here - (1 MByte) and here - (4.1 MBytes)
Reposted 20 April 2014
Recruiting poster - 1938 - Rain Island Military Collective
Art by 'The Tied Tigress' - (Larger file here - 3.6 MBytes)
"On this day, June 12, 1885, a group of determined and practical men
stood on the steps
of the Provincial Assembly building in Seathl, the capital of Canada's Rain Coast Province.
"The Northwest Rebellion was over, but its underlying causes were still a sore point,
as was the economic pressure the east was bringing to bear on the west.
"With this in mind, the Assembly voted to secede, to take the Rain Coast Province
(roughly analogous to our Vancouver Island and a much larger archipelago)
out of the Dominion of Canada and the British Empire.
Thirty-five years later, the Rain Coast Republic reorganized itself into
the Rain Island Anarchcracy, along anarcho-syndicalist lines.
"On this, the 128th anniversary of that fateful day, I post the above recruiting poster
from my collection. It's from 1938 and shows Rain Island
Army Union Sergeant Anne Norquist, who was selected
for the poster by an open vote of the entire Army."
(Historian W. R. Reimer, 2013)
"...Isn't she as cute as a button?! But she's also line infantry,
and could likely break you in half like a frozen dog...."
(Anonymous modern-day historian commenting on a 1938 Rain Island
recruiting poster featuring Army Union Sergeant, Anne Norquist)
** Sgt.Anne Norquist - Army Union of the Rain Island Military Collective **
(An alternate image, not used in the 1938 recruiting poster.) (Larger file here - 2.1 MBytes)
Art by Aimee-Lesley-Sim - Character by Walter Reimer
Rain Island Naval
"This is Captain Brightwater Smith, bighorn ewe, and commander of
the Rain Island Naval Syndicate's Landing Forces. She is test-firing
their newest weapon, the Mastny MT-1 submachine gun."
Character & weapon design by Walter D. Reimer.
Art by Seth C. Triggs - http://www.bibp.com/
* (Captain Brightwater Smith, off-duty, *
on the "Art Studies" page - which also contains mature images.)
(Link Added 10 July 2014)