28 December 2008
Move Nine Begins. . .
At the start of Move Nine, Major von Hirschbiegel orders Colonel von Finknottle's Newts inside the village buildings. You can observe them taking their positions in the photo above. It seems increasingly unlikely that Colonel von Grundig will be able to dislodge the Zichenauer menace from Piceklhaubewicz now.
Nevertheless, Colonel von Grundig orders his men into line before the village on its eastern side and the copse just to its south. Above, we see the remaining Jager zu Fuss in open order, the von Laurenz Musketeers in a close order line with Squadron A of the 4th Dragoons on their right.
And on the heights just to the east of the village is the Stollenian half battery, cooly awaiting the order to open fire from Colonel von Grundig, who sits astride his horse nearby.
Meanwhile, Squadron B of the 4th Dragoons has been ordered to swing around the north side of the village. So far, so good.