08 July 2010

Three Moves into the Action at Teodorstal Valley. . .

In this first photograph, two companies of Stollenian Jaeger zu Fuss and the single gun assigned to Major von Topfsange race into position before a company of enemy grenzers just to the south of Effibriest.


Things have remained relatively quiet for the first three turns of the Action at Teodorstal Valley as the opposing sides have raced to seize favorable positions. However, that appears about to change as you can observe in these three photos.

Stollen began by advancing its squadron of cuirassiers into and through the centrally located village of Effibriest, only to be met on the western side of the village by a squadron of enemy horse grenadiers. Meanwhile, Stollenian jaeger zu fuss and a single gun are attempting to circle to the south and establish a line between Effibriest and the wooded ridge directly south of the village. They have not managed to deploy completely and accomplish that objective just yet though.

On the Zichenauer side, things appear somewhat better at this point. The horse grenadiers seem ready to take the enemy cuirassiers in both flanks, the gun and crew are deployed nearby, and the village of Instettin, on the western end of the valley, is firmly in the hands of a company of those trusty Irish grenzers, commanded by that wild goose Colonel Thomas O'Malley.

Of course, it is very early in the game to begin predicting which force will be able to gain and hold the more advantageous position by nightfall in preparation for the arrival of the main armies tomorrow. The advance guards both must hang on for eleven more moves!


Meanwhile, at the western end of Teodorstal Valley, Colonel von Adalnowski has deployed his Pillau-Zerbst artillery and occupied the village of Instettin with his second company of O'Malley's Irish Grenzers .



Finally, just outside the village of Effibriest itself, bad luck! A squadron of Zichenau's Grenadiere zu Pferd appears poised to attack a squadron of Stollen's 3rd Kuirassiere in both flanks.

5 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

We await further developments with bated breath...
Alan

Steve Turner said...

The gloves are off, and the action is really about to begin - makes my mouth water! I'll be following this game very closely Stokes.

Steve

adeptgamer said...

I read your blog regularly and I just wanted to let you know you are a real inspiration to a war gamer like myself. You have beautiful battle fields and wonderful figures. Keep up the fantastic work!

A J said...

It's shaping up into an interesting engagement. Looking forward to more!

Stokes Schwartz said...

Thanks everyone! Stay tuned for further developments.

Best Regards,

Stokes

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