Saturday, October 17, 2009

Aschenbach on the march

Feldmarshall Gerdt von Krumper has had enough of the Luftberg army. Since arriving in the province of Spitzplatz at the head of the Aschenbach army, he has daringly crossed the Spitzwasser, defeated the enemy force at Passditz with a textbook oblique flanking attack, and taken the capital city of Spitzburg. Since then, things have fallen away. Rather than admit they are beaten and quietly withdraw, the whitecoats managed to blunt his pursuit and even wounded the Graf von Kleintrink, charismatic head of the cavalry. Since then it’s been nothing but inglorious digging, and each army unable to do anything but knock heads and cause losses. Time to break free of the stalemate, now the latest assault has been repelled and the enemy have revealed they are still in their works in strength, not detatching troops off to other regions.

The only option is to outflank to the south, and avoid all those fortified points. The Luftberg cavalry is all over the countryside, especially those disgraceful irregular hussars of theirs who always run from a proper fight. Such a move wouldn’t be able to go unnoticed so tactical surprise is impossible, but the pitched battle that resulted would at least be in the open field and not behind fortifications.

Leaving only his Fusiliers regiment behind to form a screen in the defences, Von Krumper plans to shift his entire army round the flank and offer battle, possibly to decide the campaign then and there.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Ah, there's nothing like a wargaming table groaning under the weight of lots of figures.

Best Regards,


Capt Bill said...

looking good!!!

CWT said...

Hi Stokes & Captain Bill,

Thanks for the encouragement! I have recently managed to complete at least 1 base for each unit tyoe in each army, allowing me to finally play a large pitched battle to the Might & Reason Ruleset, although at 50% scale.

Sadly real-life has stepped in, and I've pulled a muscle in my neck. The battle is currently left off halfway through, but once I've recovered I shall be posting the report & photos!


old-tidders said...

Nice to see an army on the march. Looking forward to the upcoming battle report.

-- Allan