We'll be using my figures and set-up here in Zum Stollenkeller. Since the Stollenian- Zichenauer collection is still fairly small, I've suggested to Jonathan that we use infantry companies and cavalry squadrons as the basic units instead of Charles Grant's battalions and regiments That way, we can actually manage the game with what I have available right now. I think this will enable us to pick and choose the precise make-up of our forces along the same lines as the teaser article.
Obviously, we'll use the dragoons and horse grenadiers in place of Charles' light cavalry, though there is a slight outside chance that I might have two squadrons of the 11th (Prinz Albrecht Hussars) finished if we delay starting the game until November. We'll have to see given how much real life (re: translating and teaching) has interfered with painting in recent weeks.
Terrain and table here are no problem. I have more than enough buildings and trees, though I'll need to create and paint a few more hills, which shouldn't be hard to do in an afternoon. I have a veritable mountain of 1" styrofoam sheets carefully horded for just this purpose, much to the chagrin of the lovely and patient Grand Duchess!
I'd like to place Charles' teaser scenario into the larger the Grand Duchy of Stollen campaign. With that in mind, Jonathan and I will play the parts of lesser officers who have been sent on ahead of the main Stollenian and Zichenauer armies with scratch forces to secure the village of "Pickelhauben", located somewhere along the postal highway between Pelznikkel (scene of the Zichenauer victory in August) and the Stollenian capital of Krankenstadt.
I've also suggested the basic rules as outlined in Charge!. Since we are doing all of this via e-mail (text and photo updates) I'm not quite sure how our game turns will proceed exactly . But I've suggested to Jonathan that we might try something like this: 1) We each write our orders once per turn; 2) Exchange them via e-mail; 3) I move our respective troops accordingly; 4) We resolve any combats; 5) I forward the results back to Jonathan in text and photos via e-mail. These will also be added to the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog and, perhaps, the Emperor vs. Elector blog too.
I've proposed to Jonathan that we try one turn per day with two or perhaps more on the weekend(s), but we'll have to see how this works out. I figure we can try to complete the game in about a week or so. Again, we'll see how this works in practice.