Friday, March 27, 2009

Like Lazarus Back From the Dead

Citizens were today amazed by the sight of the gallant and presumed dead Colonel Jaehde (wearing a muddy and much holed coat ) riding in to Drossen today with a small escort of Hussars. The young officer in charge of the escort told of finding the Colonel lying unconscious on the battlefield partially covered by the bodies of two more unfortunate Grolteiner musketeers after the battle was so gloriously won by Grolstein. The hussars had been tasked with combing the field for the wounded the evening after the battle. After driving off a party of scavenging Konigreich Jagers the hussars spotted the colonel and, thinking him dead, decided to bring his body in. As they hefted him on to the back of one of the stray horses still grazing the field, the presumably dead man groaned! The hussars gathered round and revived him with a bit of schnapps from a canteen....and the young officer, certainly now thinking of promotion, said, "Let's get this lucky fellow home!"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

First Action

Sad news today from the frontier, Colonel Konrad Jaehde today was killed in action as his regiment gallantly defended a supply column. Colonel Jaehde was recently made the commandant of the first Grolstein regiment of infantry. This was the Regiment's first time in action and by all accounts performed heroically despite its colonel falling in the first volley. The Austrian column was being escorted through Grolstein territory and Regiment Jaehde was brigaded with a Hungarian unit that also performed well in the battle.

No word from the Grand Duchess as to who might replace the colonel.

Colonel Jaehde leads his regiment into action moments before he is felled by a Blieherzener volley.

Hungarian infantry defend the tail of the column, with the Grolsteiners rallying near the bridge (upper far right) after briefly faltering upon the death of their Colonel.

....buying time for the supply column's escape, Austrians and Hungarians resist the pursuing Prussian/Bleiherzen force with steady volleys...