After several minutes of good-natured banter over snifters of brandy and Cuban cigars, de Latte and von Tschatschke wrote their orders for Turn Three. General von Tschatschke shared his first. . .
"Looks like your troops are in for it now, old shoe" grinned von Tschatschke. "I'm through playing around with you now!" He took another puff on his cigar and blew out smoke rings toward the ceiling.
"Entirely predictable and ineffective, my dear von Tschatschke," chuckled de Latte from his side of the table. Here are my orders. . ."
2) Light Company of the Mittau Infantry shall mount the height in open order and attack the artillery battery as son as possible with musketry. The remainder shall pivot on the village of Eispicke and advance upon the flank of the Leib Regiment in support of the Hussars.
3) TheVon Auflauf Infantry shall advance in support of the rest of the Infantry a full move.
4) von Flickenhoffers' and the Ermlande Garde will advance upon the enemy infantry and engage them with musketry.
5) The Trumbach Dragoons and the Grenadere zu Pferd will remain out of musket range of the enemy.
6) The Field Artillery will advance to within 18" of the enemy infantry.
7) The "Red" Artillery will advance 12" in the direction of the Village of Eispicke.
8) O'Malley's will enter the wood and line it's southern perimeter closest to the von Laurenz Musketeers and (finally);
9) The Electoral Pioneers will march at all possible speed for the Town of Sittangbad.
"Well, I'll be. . . " hiccoughed von Tschatschke, reddening visibly and dropping his cigar accidentally from his mouth into his snifter of brandy.
"Looks like someone wasn't paying attention when they taught about the importance of mutual support between the different arms, old boy," said de Latte as he tapped ash from the end of his own cigar. "Now, do we have any musketry to resolve this turn?"