Ok, we need some orders for the respective commanders and their units before the battle can commence.
General de Latté has fairly straightforward, though strict, orders from his monarch, Princess Antonia III. Basically, he must capture Pelznikkel and wrest control of the postal road from General von Drosselmaier in ten turns or less (before nightfall), clearing the way toard the capital city of
More specifically, the orders issued by both generals to their respective units look like this: Orders for the Army of Zichenau
Orders for the Army of Zichenau
De Latté has ordered Colonel Augustus von Finknottle to lead his white-coated “Newts” forward and seize Pelznikkel, supported by O’Malley’s red-coated Grenzers. The artillery is to provide cover for The Newts and keep the Stollenian trrops at bay. Frieherr Willhelm’s Pioneers and the independent company of the Wolmar-Bock Regiment are to act as reserves while the cavalry will protect De Latté’s vulnerable southern flank. Orders for the Stollenian Army
Orders for the Stollenian Army
Von Drosselmaier has ordered the Von Laurenz Musketeers to occupy and defend Pelznikkel itself, supported by the battery of artillery. The Corps of Stollenian Jäger and 4th (Trakehnen) Dragoons are to defend the northern and southern flanks of the small Stollenian Army, while the Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja’s Own) Grenadiers are the reserve troops of the army.
Note! A “Tactical Chance Card” will be drawn for each commanding general at the beginning of every other turn (second, fourth, sixth, and so forth) and acted on to the best of each commander’s ability. The Scene
Late in the morning on Sunday, 10 August 1768, the armies of Stollen and Zichenau draw up into formation with the town of