20 July 2010

While Colonel von Adalnowski Coaxes Major von Topfsange back to the Drawing Room. . .

Let's have a look at the troop dispositions. . .


Here is a general view of Teodorstal Valley with Crampas Farm just out of sight at the bottom of this artist's sketch. General de Latte has his Zichenauer and Pillau-Reuss forces drawn up in two lines on the south side of the valley (left), while General von Tschatschke has his army along the valley's northern edge (right).


Here is a more detailed shot of the Stollenians as they take their initial positions. On either flank, the cavalry is still coming up in column of march.


Meanwhile, across the valley, General de Latte gives final instructions to his aides and brigade commanders, who salute him in a characteristically flamboyant display of enthusiasm. Now, as soon as Colonel von Adalnowski finds a comfy chair for his bruised opponent, the battle can begin!

7 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Wonderful photos, Stokes. I like these "overviews".


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Looks like the beginning of a beautiful thing...

tidders said...

Oooh lovely !

Looks like its going to be an interesting battle

-- Allan

Peter said...

Stokes,

an awesome and truly inspiring battlefield. Please order your war artists and gazetteers to record every second of the forthcoming clash.

Peter

A J said...

Here's hoping for a favorable result for Stollen arms. The initial dispositions look promising.

Michael C said...

Oh god, these armies look fantastic! This should be a good battle!

Fitz-Badger said...

Lovely! The first rendering, especially, has a wonderfull old (masters) school look - make it a grainy black and white photo and it could come out of a 30 or 40 year old book... :)

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