Realized some days ago that I had yet to share how the final few turns of the recent Sittangbad E-Fight between General MacDuff and General von Tschatschke, and hosted by Greg Horne, shaped up. While, von Tschatschke was able to get about half of his army across the River Weser and out of direct harm's way, the relentless onslaught of General MacDuff's forces meant that a regiment of cuirassiers, two guns with most of their crews, and a regiment of infantry were sacrificed, either as casualties, or, in the case of the infantry, as surrendered prisoners.
Most frustrating of all, von Tschatsschke's two young engineer officers, who were detailed to blow the bridge spanning the River Weser, were never quite able to do so. Blame a wet fuse, damp powder, or probably just youthful ineptitude, but this was the bridge that would not blow before MacDUff's troops reached it and were able to prevent further attempts. As Greg so succinctly put it,
It is considered they were able to interfere sufficiently with the charges and that the demolition is now impossible.
So, the game concluded after nine hard fought turns, with General von Tschatschke riding off in the opposite direction back up the road toward the capital city of Krankenstadt to inform his monarch that his 'victory' was an easy one, and the Grand Duke had nothing to worry about after all. The Grand Duchy of Stollen is once again safe, and all is right with the world.
Greg had a number of interesting observations to make during the post-game discussion, and I thought I'd share them here: