My site for the Herzog to vent his views on his ongoing efforts to return the breackaway lands [Schwabian League] to Harzburg's control.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Battle of Geuberbach [ Harzburg Gazette Report ] Part 2

The Artillary Regimentdeployed to cover the Harzburg left flank while new troops march onto the battlefierld.The left flank was wide open due to I Bn Lowes rout.
While I Bn Brandts continued to fight the Furstins Bn, Harzbach Converged Grenadiers and I Bn Thalbers deployed to engage the Muhlehaus Bn on the hill. The new troops prevented the Muhlehaus Bn from flanking I Bn Brandts.

Due to a confusion over orders, Klineburg Dragoons moved out alone to delay the advance of the Flatsburg Bn.  The Artillary Fussiliers stayed near the 12lb Battery instead of going out to support.  The brave Dragoons withstood the volley from Flatsburg and refused to break.

I Bn Brandts finaly drove Furstins to break and flee.

I Bn Talbers and the Grenadiers withstood Muhlehaus volleys and returned the favor. The I Brigade gun was eliminated leaving the gun on the hill.

As the battle for the hill intensifies, II Brigade gun moves to help gain an advantage on the right flank.

Flatsburg Bn awaited their fate as the Harzburg revenge advanced with determination.

I Bn Fenstermacher and the Artillery Fusiliers on their left advanced to engage the Flatsburg BN.

As they marched forward the Harzburg infantry shrugged of the Flatsburg volley.  Cooly they stopped and delivered a temendous first volley shredding the Flatsburg line. When the smoke cleared, the Flatsburg Bn will was broken and they routed from the field.

Having drove the Furstins Bn away Brandts now was assaulted by I Bn Adlerzwillinge. These fresh troops managed to get first fire and delivered a devastaing first fire. 
Driven to one third streangth, Brandts finaly broke under the strain of battle and withdrew from the field.

The Harzburgers begin to force the Muhlehaus infantry back along the hill.

Our artist paints a view of the battle at the point when the Schwabians began to slink away from our brave victorious troops. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Battle of Geuberbach [ Harzburg Gazette Report ] Part 1

Harzburg troops patrolling the boarder between Schwab-Flusshafen and Muhlehaus engaged invading hordes.  The hordes fell upon our brave troops as they crossed the pontoon bridge near Greuberbach over the Freshet river.  Our troops numbered 4-300 man Musketeer Bns, 2-300 man Grenadier Bn brs, 2-150 trooper Dragoons, 2-6lb Brigade guns, and an Artillery Regiment 2-12lb guns and 300 Artillery Fusiliers.

After spending the night completing the pontoon bridge, our troops moved out to search for the enemy.  The Dragoons moved out ahead of the infantry to block any interference in their deployment. The Dragoons each engaged a separate enemy Dragoon unit in combat. Separate combats lasted till the lead infantry battalions began to deploy then ended. The Flatsburg Dragoons bested the Aubach Dragoons who routed from the melee but managed to hold onto their flag.

The Schwabian Dragoons, in their first action, engaged the Klineburg Dragoons and were routed but kept their flag. At this point the victorious Dragoons withdrew to regroup while their routing comrades would leave the field not to return.

The Flatsburg Musketeers Bn deployed to oppose I Bn Lowes Musketeers while the Furstins Own Musketeers opposed von Striblings Converged Grenadiers and I Bn Brants Musketeers. Deploying to the left as they crossed the pontoon bridge I Bn Lowes Musketeers they would oppose the Flatsburg Bn. von Striblings Converged Grenadiers and I Bn Brants Musketeers deployed with their 6lb Brigade gun deployed right toward and on the hill opposing the Furstins Bn.
I Bn Lowes delivered a devastating volley before recieving an equaly devastating volley from the Flatsburg Bn. To their right, Striblings Grenadiers are blasted by ball and cannister driving them below 50% effectives.  This was to much for the Grenadiers and they broke and left the feild of battle.

The smoke form the devastating volley can be seen in this ilistration by our battlefield atrist.

I Bn Brandts moved to occupy the position vacated by the Grenadiers.  They would recieve fire from ball and cannister before they could respond in kind. 
The Second Brigade arrived behind the Artillary Regiment.