An afternoon of frantic activity saw the unholy emperor, abetted by Von Widdler, attempt to run supplies into a beleaguered garrison. Schwerepunkt, led by Alan valiantly tried to stop them. There were two significant clashes- one, near Holmgaard resulted in both armies' dragoons being destroyed, the other saw the destruction of the Imperial Cuirassiers and Horse grenadiers, along with an infantry brigade near bad Eggstein. In the end 3 wagons made it through- and 2 were destroyed. Although Alan won the Battle of Bad Eggstein, he marginally lost the campaign.
As the emperor lies back in his bath of asses milk, sipping a cheeky wee Beaujolais, his reverie is disturbed by the entry of a beribboned flunky. "sire", the flunky intones, " I have here a missive which was hand delivered by a man in black". " Did he leave a box of chocolates , by any chance?" says the Emperor hopefully. "Nay Sire" "Open it for me , my hands are wet" The footman does so, and gasps as something falls to the floor." Oh! No! , Your Majesty", "It's the Black Haddock of Doom, and none too fresh either"
The Black Haddock means that the Imperial Diet must be summoned at the town of Durchfall, to either confirm the Emperor in his office, or elect another in his plaice (Boom Boom!). This could plunge the empire into even worse anarchy than it is in already.
But who is the man in Black who delivered the fate laden fish? The Unholy Emperor has many enemies: - Von Blackendecker, Tutzi Von Holstein Glottorp, Schwerepunkt, Von Stauffenberg, etc, etc.........
But has he secret friends? Only time will tell.......
I plan to run the game whn we can have as many players as possible- thus perhaps when Anton is back from Hols.
It will be a case of every man (or woman) for him(her)self. Only those whose figure actually enters the Diet Chamber get to vote.
Ken, as the current Unholy Emperor, has two votes.
Current players:- Grand Emperor Hildebrand- Ken Baron Hermann Von Widdler- Chief of the Imperial general Staff- Dave Grafen Tatiana von Holstein Glottorp - Glamourous and ruthless, keeper of many secrets - Don
Please feel free to throw your hat in the electoral ring. you have got to be in it to win it