Stollen's Colonel von Grundig calls a quick consultation with the officers commanding his various regiments. In view of the general carnage experienced by both sides, and the futility of the situation in and around Pickelhaubewicz, the Colonel and his officers agree to concede the battle. Von Grundig has no wish to squander the rest of his army against a foe so firmly ensconced within a defensive position. The Colonel and his officers propose a solution to Major von Hirschbiegel. Beneath a banner of white, the Stollenians agree to grant control of Pickelhaubewicz to Major von Hirschbiegel and his Stollenians, ask to collect their dead and wounded from the field, and request that they be permitted to withdraw from the field unmolested in the gentlemanly spirit of the age.
Colonel von Grundig, in the meantime, sends another courier to the Grand Duke and government in Krankenstadt, informing them that the situation at Pickelhaubewicz has been lost. It is in the best interest of the Grand Duchy of Stollen, he further advises, to cede the resource rich and historically contested Duchy of Schleiz, in which the village of Pickelhaubewicz is located, to the Electorate of Zichenau. Von Grundig has the idea of preserving, at the very least, the territorial integrity of the Grand Duchy of Stollen itself and preventing any furhter embarrassment of his ruler, the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II.
A young mounted officer waving a white flag is sent across the field toward the Zichenauer lines. Will the galant Major von Hirschbiegel accept the proposed terms of concession from, and the sword of, Colonel von Grundig? Watch this space to find out!