Things are beginning to get interesting on the eastern edge of the battlefield. Here is a quick photographic summary of how things stand early in Turn Two.
General von Bauchschmerzen (Minden - Fife&Drum Miniatures), after some nail-biting and blue language, has finally managed to get his officers commanding the 1st Musketeers (Revell) and Hanseatic Inantry (RSM95) to refuse their left wings to face the enemy threat emerging from nearby Hasenpfefferwald.
The artillery on both sides began a general cannonade across the shallow valley separating the two armies, the Army of Stollen commanded by General von Bauchschmerzen ("assisted" by the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II) on the northern side (left) and the invading Army of Zichenau under the dastardly and invariably caffeinated General de Latte on the southern side (left). Figures seen in this panoramic shot include those by RSM95, Minden, Fife & Drum, Garrison, Holger Eriksson, and a healthy number of Revell plastics. The Grand Duchy of Stollen collection also includes humans, horses, guns, and vehicles from the likes of Jackdaw, Eureka, Blue Moon, Front Rank, Black Hussar, Crann Tara, Reaper, Miniature Figurines, Willie, and perhaps one or two others whose names escape me at the moment.
A sharp exchange of skirmish fire opened up this turn between von Bauchschmerzen's Corps of Jaegers (Holger Eriksson) and de Latte's Irish Grenzers (RSM95) with light casualties resulting on both sides.
Once the smoke from the artillery barrage had cleared, General de Latte's Ermland Guard (Revell) had suffered four casualties. Oddly, his own guns were unable to hit the side of a barn this turn and , thus, General von Bauchschmerzen's 1st Musketeers across the valley opposite were spared any further hits, concluding Turn Two.