Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Small skirmish near Flussburg – not many hurt.

From the Chevalier du Reproche
Adjutant to the Elector von Luftberg (Currently on campaign)

Following minor skirmishing near the city of Flussburg, the Elector has decided, in his sure-handed direction of the war, to terminate siege works against the city. Due to the changing situation, the backwater city has been pronounced a strategic irrelevancy and “an eyesore” by the monarch, who nonetheless extends his gratitude to the men of the Luftberg army who spent the last month digging trenches round this idle hamlet.

The Elector has expressed his wish to reassure the army that the campaign proceeds well. With the glorious victory of Vogelhof to our credit, and the continuing Luftberg military presence west of the Rhine, the war effort is still heading for a Luftberg victory. Waverers are reminded that no great army ever triumphed in a war without at least one small setback, and are ordered to take heart immediately at these inspiring words.

The elector has also recently had it brought to his attention that his valued subordinate, the General Van Der Dijk, is being referred to by the troops in the most unflattering terms – specifically, his recent nickname ‘the anvil’ on account of him being beaten so often. This is to be stopped immediately – upon his return from captivity. Troops are further reminded that the renowned Major Ungaurn is en route from the Duchy of Frankszonia, where his contribution shall no doubt help ensure that our defensive arrangements are in top order.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Yikes! If this is the official account of the Flussburg fight, Luftberg must have really gotten pounded.

And so it goes on.

-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Dear Cousin,
I could hardly believe the dire situation your army faces. After consultations with the Reichstadt, we have decided to send you a brigade of Beerstein Infantry under the Command of my brother General Reich Graf James Louis von Beerstein. As additional troops can be identified, they will follow. Be of good cheer, relief is on the way!
Best Regards,
F.M. Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein