01 February 2012

The Battle of Neu Sittangbad It Is!

Thanks to everyone who cast his or her votes in the "Which Battle Should They Fight First in 2012?" poll.  108 people cast their votes during the month of January, and I must admit that I am not surprised that Sittangbad came out on top.  You can view the full results at right on the GD of S homepage.  

So, the Battle of Neu Sittangbad (New Sittangbad) it is!  The solo game will unfold on the tabletop here in Zum Stollenkeller in the next couple of weeks followed by the other four scenarios later in the year.  I will place all five scenarios and resulting battles within the campaign context and narrative of the ongoing struggle between the Grand Duchy of Stollen and its nemesis the Electorate of Zichenau.  

While I don't know for sure, I suspect strongly that the notorious French mercenary-adventurer General Phillipe de Latte and the Princess Antonia III of Zichenau are hatching a scheme over a late breakfast of eggs, ham, bread, jam, and kidneys with copious amounts of black coffee (French Roast, naturally) by the fireplace in the palace boudoir at this very moment.  Their plan, not surprisingly, is for de Latte to attempt a crossing of the Greater Zwischen River with a strong force and strike a counter-blow against Stollen. 

Longtime visitors to the GD of S blog might recall that the two armies last met on the Field of Mars at the Battle of Teodorstal almost two years ago in July of 1770 when General de Latte surrendered to Stollen's General von Tschatschke, "The Flamboyant Silesian," after two days of hard pounding.  Stay tuned for further developments in the coming days.  But first, I have some river sections and a marsh to fashion!

4 comments:

Mark Dudley said...

Huzzah - looking forward to seeing this one unfold.

When will your Orders of Battle be available for perusal.

Mark

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Hi Mark!

OOB's will become available in the next several days. Check back soon.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes,

I just ordered some of the Hotz River System sections referenced below. You might want to take a look at them:

http://www.hotzmats.com/mat_1-river_systems.html

Because I have a large table, I ordered a lot of extra sections as well as a basic set.

You probably want to get Sittangbad on the table right now, but they might do for future battles.

I will let you know how I like mine when they get here (I just ordered them last night).

(Note: I still think that the "River Crossing" should be the first battle . . . but it didn't win, so it isn't.)


-- Jeff

Bloggerator said...

Hey Jeff,

Those River Mats look great - and the price looks good too. Love to hear how you go with them. It's a pity they don't use their stystem to make roads and fields.

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