28 December 2008

Move Eight Continued -- The Firefight. . .

When the smoke clears between Major von Hirschbiegel's grenzers and Colonel von Grundig's jaegers, we see that the former have inflicted four hits on the latter. . .


. . . while the jaegers have inflicted five hits on the grenzers! Could this signal a turn-around in Colonel von Grundig's heretofore poor luck with dice rolls? Might this apparent change in fortune suggest that the tide of battle is turning finally in Stollen's favor? Might von Grundig be able to send word to General von Drosselmaier at the end of the day, indicating that he has managed to wrest control of Pickelhaubewicz from the white-coated Zichenauer menace? Only time will tell, but "the colonel" did roll yahtzee in four consecutive games at the coffee table with his wife last night, and it seems that his lucky streak continues today -- at least for now!


Addendum. . .

Drat! "Major von Hirschbiegel" has just reminded me that we forgot to halve the number of casualties inflicted on troops in open order. But in the spirit of the game, he suggests that we leave things as is this time around, and attribute the heavy casualties to
an especially stiff firefight between our respective grenzers and jaegers. I concur. Besides being tactically adept, the Major is a very reasonable opponent too. ;-)

5 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Exciting stuff- is the dramatic officer in the wood with sword a RSM figure?
Alan

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hello Alan,

Yes, he is indeed the company officer and of RSM95 parentage, Happy you are enjoying the game!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bluebear Jeff said...

Remember my advice . . . when the battle reaches that critical point, get the Grand Duchess to throw the dice.


-- Jeff

Conrad Kinch said...

I'm with Jeff on this one. Mrs. Kinch is often called upon to blow on dice for me and occasionally give the odd shimmy before particularly important throws, which raise the old morale if nothing else.

Robert said...

Wonderful stuff, Stokes! Keep it coming.

I just love the "look" of your games. The bright, gloss colours and the rich green of the terrain.

Inspiring!

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