04 May 2009

Table-top warfare is a dirty business. . .

Heavy casualties on both sides! At less than 6" range, Stagonia's Von Hirschbock Grenadiers on the left scored an unbelievable 28 hits on the 11th Engineers and third company of the Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) Grenadiers on the right. For their part, the two Stollenian units managed to inflict 18 casualties on their vile foes. Still, it seems that the flower of General von Drosselmaier's army has experienced a major setback. Perhaps that is putting it rather lightly?


In Saegewerkdorf itself, the du Lepps Fusiliers inflicted eight casualties on the company of Leib grenadiers opposing them in the the street. For their part, Grand Duchess Sonja's Own managed to score six hits on the fusiliers. Again, all musketry was at extreme close range.


Across the street and village square, on the northern side of the village, the du Lepps Fusiliers in close order managed to render three of the Stollenian Leib Grenadiers inside the village church hors de combat. Amazingly, The grenadiers, who were inside, and in skirmish order, managed to hit six of the close order fusiliers in the street.


Finally, on the northern flank of the battlefield, the Grosfurzen Grenzers (left) scored three hits on their opponents, the Jaeger zu Fuss (right). To their great surpirse, and perhaps due to their superior triaing and marksmanship, the jaegers somehow managed to bring down six of the grenzers opposing them. The half-company of Leib Grenadiers also scored two hits on a few grenzers who turned to face them, but they also lost three of their own to grenzer skirmish fire.

While General von Drednoz was observed across the battlefied gnashing his teeth and twisiting his mustache in approval of the heavy Stollenian casulaties, General von Drosselmaier's reflected on the gaps in his first line of infantry. Was now the time to commit his reserves in an attempt to save the day? Or should he husband the second line of infantry and cavalry carefully for just a little while longer?

8 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Allow those of us in Saxe-Bearstein (traditional enemies of the vile Stagonians) warn you that Stagonian commanders are unconcerned by their own casualties . . . cannon fodder are cannon fodder is their opinion.

Do not presume that the vile ones will pull back because of casualties . . . they seem to like blood, pain and suffering.


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

Steve Turner said...

I think it may be about time for a cavalry charge.
(But that's just my opinion, and I usually get it wrong anyway).

Steve.

A J said...

A bloodbath indeed! You can almost smell the powder smoke.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Oh dear, it looks like another defeat for the Lobster King's army. :(

Fitz-Badger said...

Oh no! Not looking good for Stollen!

andygamer said...

Plastic. Tin. They all die the same.

tidders said...

things are looking a bit tricky for Stollen; would think it's time to use those reserves and try and get the vile ones out of the town.

Go Stollen !

-- Allan

rpardo said...

A very bloody affaire!
Rafa

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