11 February 2012

The Orders of Battle for Neu Sittangbad. . .

About two weeks ago, one of you visitors to the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog asked about the orders of battle for the coming, well, um, tabletop battle.  So, after consulting Charge!, to get the balance of forces right, here is my personalized OOB for 17 February 1772: 

Electorate of Zichenau (Invading) – General Phillipe de Latte 
Ermland Garde (The Newts) (4 coy.)
Von Flickenhoffer’s Fusiliers (4 coy.)
29th (Voluntiere aus Mittau) Infantry (3 coy.)
13th (Von Auflauf) Infantry (3 coy.)
O’Malley’s Irish Grenzers (2 coy.)
Electoral Pioneer Battalion (2 coy.)
11th Hussars (3 sqn.)
Trumbach Dragoons (3 sqn.)
Grenadiere zu Pferd (3 sqn.)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd companies, The Most Honorable and Efficient Electoral Artillery

Grand Duchy of Stollen (Defending) – General von Tschatschke
Leib Grenadiers (Grand Duchess Sonja’s Own) (3 coy.)
2nd (Von Laurenz) Musketeers (3 coy.)
Jäger zu Fuβ (2 coy.)
Wolmar-Bock (1 coy.)
11th Engineer Bn. (2 coy.)
4th (Trakehnen) Dragoons (3sqn.)
Anspach-Beyreuth Cuirassiers (3 sqn.)
1st (Princess Waltraud’s) Battery of Artillery

***Unit organization as outlined in Charge! with slightly stronger cavalry units of 30 figures each.

I have the table laid out with most of the scenic items and some of the troops in place, and I must say it looks pretty darn good to my eyes after five and half years of painting, modelling, planning, and nattering on about it to whomever has been kind enough to listen.  

Trying hard to get as many of my troops based up as possible before the battle starts in earnest, but, as usual, real life interferes at the least convenient times.  For instance, a stack of student papers to read through, comment on, grade, and return this weekend and early into next week. . .  Followed by the inevitable whining that has become commonplace among American undergraduates, many of whom have been conditioned by their helicopter parents and K-12 teachers to receive praise and high grades for the fairly simple act of putting their names on a piece of paper.  Well-developed and engaging content, evidence of genuine thought beyond the superficial, grammar, punctuation, and spelling be damned!  But I digress.

Returning to the more pleasant matters of brightly colored toy soldiers and wargaming, some of my figures will be on painted bases all finished, a few will be on unpainted bases, and most, I fear, will be, unbased.  But we'll see how things go in the next week before things really get going here in Zum Stollenkeller.


A J said...

I'm looking forward to the battle report. Power to Stollenian arms!

Andrew said...

And I am looking forward to the photo reportage

Conrad Kinch said...

Carry on Swartz.


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