20 February 2012

Turn Two Moves Executed. . .

 Here is a panoramic artist's rendering of the general situation on the battlefield just after the moves ordered for Turn Two by generals de Latte and von Tschatschke have been executed.

 Here, you can see part of the first company of von Tschatschke's 11th Engineers hard at work laying charges all along the toll bridge across the Blau Zwischen River.

In Neu Sittangbad itself, the second company of 11th Engineers has stationed itself in side the completed fieldworks along the wharf.

On the northern edge of Sittangtal, O'Malley's Irish grenzers near the Sittangwald unopposed.  Imagine the havoc these crack shots could wield on the left flank of the Stollenian line from the relative comfort of a thickly wooded area.

Grey-coated Stollenain artillery still on the march toward a new position on the extreme right flank of von Tschatschke's line.

Trying to make the best of a desperate situation, the cut off Jaeger zu Fuss, under the command of one Major von Truenkramke, have reoccupied a building at the center of Eispicke Village and stationed isolated platoons of men on two of the roads that enter the village.  Will they be able to hold on?

General von Tschatschke thought it prudent to have his entire regiment f 4th Dragoons assembled in one place.  Above, you'll note the third squadron is on its way to rejoin the regiment just south of Neu Sittangbad.

General de Latte has ordered his Trumbach Dragoons to reposition themselves behind the Anspach-Beyreuth Cuirassiers, presumably to enable his infantry to advance more easily.

Here, two of General de Latte's three batteries have been ordered to limber up and join the general advance toward the Stollenian lines.

Above, General von Tschatschke's single company of the Wolmar-Bock Regiment has just about reached the fieldworks before the town gate of Neu Sittangbad.

General de Latte has formed his first line of infantry into columns of fours and ordered them to advance.  Here you'll observe the Ermland Garde (left) and half of von Flickenhoffer's Fusiliers (right) advancing at a stately tread down a very slight incline toward the Stollenian positions.

Things don't look good for that isolated platoon of Stollenian Jaeger zu Fuss, who have been surrounded by enemy cavalry and infantry.

Finally, here is another shot of General de Latte's formidable first line of infantry, advancing on the Stollenian line.


Brigadier Dundas said...

Things are beginning to take shape. It looks bad for the Stollen's Grenzers.


tidders said...

gripping stuff - Charge !

-- Allan

Mosstrooper said...

Exciting stuff !

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Excellent, excellent. This is a marvelous spot for watching the action develop, now where's that girl with the keg of beer and those bags of salted peanuts.

Bloggerator said...

He's got me just where I want him now.


A J said...

It's shaping up into quite a scrap. Here's hoping Stollenian arms will prevail.

Bloggerator said...

Here's hoping the justice of the Zichenauer will out!

de Latte

Bloggerator said...

By the way, I like those earthworks. Wood beading and a mitre-box?


Prince Lupus said...

I have almost worn out my copy of Charge and never thought to see the like of those evocative photographs again. And now this - in glorious technicolour (technicolor).

Many thanks.

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! And very happy that so many people seem t be watching our game unfold.

Yes, Greg. As you say, 11/16" quarter round beading ('moulding' is the term here in the U.S), a mitre box, and dark brown acrylic paint. I'll add some finishing touches this coming weekend time permitting.

Best Regards,


Conrad Kinch said...

I trust in the strength of Stollenian arms.

Mark Dudley said...

I need some earthworks as well for my big Fontenoy - good tip

I am also going to make some gabions out of dowel cut to size with some sand and grit stuck on the top. All finished in a with simple job


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