The Grafen Holstein-Glottorp is a notorious trifler with men's hearts, and over the years she has accumulated a a fair number of military secrets. Sadly, she has recently passed away, having been savaged by her pet daschund Mitzi, after mistaking some gravy for perfume.
It has occurred to the leaders of the various contending nations that it would be useful to recover those secrets, before somebody else does, and therefore a number of small expeditionary forces have been sent to recover the material.
Each contender will have a force of 500 points to choose from (but no more than 3 independant units).
The objective is to occupy the Schloss unmolestedfor 1 complete turn. Unmolested means not under fire, or in melee. This will allow a thorough search. The first player to achieve this, and escape with the papers, is the winner.
The contending forces will enter from random points.
Everyone can shoot or fight everyone else.
The Schloss is defended by the Grafen's personal retainers.
Another instalment last Sunday- the Schwerpunkt Commonwealth trying to hold a river crossing against the Tsar Ken and his ally Anton. The game finished at an interesting point as night fell, and leads onto a follow up game. The situation was that Alan's troops were surrounded, but he still held the island and all of the crossings. Alan's cavalry had been driven off, but so had Ken's main assault force. The next episode will involve a much bigger game and assortment of forces, on the same (expanded) table
OK. I'm proposing 22nd October for the game. Table 12 by 6 Alan- defending the crossings, as before Ken- on the South bank Anton- on the north bank Cameron- arriving as the relief force Others can be fitted in if desired. I'll e-mail briefs to the players with additional information
So, Schwerpunkt held onto the creossings, after the relieving forces, led by Cameron and Alex arrived in the nick of time to interrupt A- a viscious assault by Anton, and B- a sluggish assault by Ken. Bob declined to interevene, after observing the debacle!
Onwards! Next Sunday sees "the affair at Bad Schmelling". More details later....