22 April 2009
General von Drosselmaier invites General von Drednoz to fire and/or move first!
After several weeks of shilly-shallying, gnashing their teeth at each other from across the battlefield, and making friends with the local "ladies", both armies have shaken themselves out and into deployment. Above, you can see the vile Stagonians, arrayed before the sawmill, which they have already occupied, d--n their eyes!
Here is a second view of the initial Stagonian deployment. General von Drednoz has not neglected to throw out a cloud of his grenzers near the left end of his forward line.
Here is an artist's rendering of that wiley company of the Umgraben Sappers, who have occupied the sawmill with orders to destroy the works inside, so no matter what happens, Stollen and it's troubled Grand Duke -- Irwin-Amadeus II -- will be denied its sawmill and the lumber products it produces. Grrrr. . .
Here is a picture of the du Lepp's Fusiliers, just joined by their third company as they assume their position in General von Drednoz's front line. Don't they look smart?
And across the field to the southeast? Well, here is a view of General von Drosselmaier's initial deployment. He too has divided his light troops (Jaeger zu Fuss) in half and positioned a company each on his flanks to deter any enemy surprises there.
Next, an interesting perspective -- the rear of von Drosselmaier's second line, held by that mutinous bunch of scallywags from across the field (in the distance) and Stollen's senior infantry regiment, the Von Laurenz Musketeers, who are drawn up in a rather deeper formation than is usual behind the Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) Grenadiers.
We see General von Drosselmaier and his staff here, recently finished with their evening meal and pipes, inviting General von Drednoz to move and/or fire first.