24 January 2009

Carnage all around!!!

Both the Stollenians, under the despondent Colonel von Grundig, and the Zichenauers, commanded by the dynamic Major von Hirschbiegel, suffered heavy casualties from musketry, artillery fire, and melee this turn. Zichenau's 11th Hussars suffered two casualties at the hands of Stollen's 4th Dragoons (Squadron B). However, Squadron A, 4th Dragoons was wiped out by grenzer fire from the church and double-townhouse. Ouch! Stollenian artillery fire inflicted 3 casualties though on the enemy grenzers stationed in the village church, reducing its garrison to a mounted colonel and company officer on foot. Meanwhile, Stollen's Von Laurenz Musketeers scored four hits on the detachment of The Newts in the village post office, however they suffered 6 casualties at the hand of those same men.


And to the southeast of Pickelhaubewicz, Major von Hirschbiegel's detatchment of Irish grenzers in the copse have just about reduced the fighting effectivenes of von Grundig's remaining Jaeger zu Fuss to zero. The troubled colonel studies the field and concludes the it was a good idea to dispatch his aide to Krankenstadt, carrying news of a defeat. A Stollenian victory seems increasingly less likely at this point. What to do, what to do?

6 comments:

Snickering Corpses said...

Analysis so far:

To this point, the light infantry and cavalry have borne the brunt of the fight. To the north, the 1st company of the Grenzers have made it clear just how effective well-trained light infantry can be with their fire. Meanwhile, to the south, the 2nd company of grenzers and the two companies of Stollenian Jagers have been whittling each other down turn after turn with roughly equal withering fire. It's only in the last two turns that the line infantry and artillery have begun to really contribute.

Capt Bill said...

And the battle goes on!

littlejohn said...

Though it's looking serious for the men of Stollen... a beautiful game nonetheless and a most sublime spectacle indeed!

--Dave

Fitz-Badger said...

Inspiring battle report and excellent pictures! I'll have to see if I can get decent pics next time my forces meet in battle.

Steve Turner said...

Not had a chance to visit the Grand Duchy for a few days (too busy at home), so I missed the re-start of the game. Can't wait to see how things finally turn out Stokes.

Steve.

tradgardmastare said...

Come on men of Stollen ! You can do it ...
Alan

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