Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dispatches from Hesse-Engelburg

Dispatch to Tradgarland

In regards to your recent extension of offers to view your musterings, the Principality of Hesse-Engelburg offers to send Colonel Stieffer of our own Fuchshöhle Hussars, a fine officer whom we believe may be of use in the advising of your light cavalry in the proper manner of rapid negotiation of woodlands while mounted. We would also extend to your ruler the offer of the hospitality of our fine hunting lodge in the Fuchswald upon some fine eve, where he may enjoy the local sport of fox hunting and a respite from the weight of rule.

Ludwig Strasser, Social Secretary for Thursdays

Dispatch to Saxe-Bearstein

To our esteemed friend, Prince Bruno, greetings,

Being much disturbed by the recent focus of war upon your region, we thought it fit to write to you in our own hand and offer the return of your kindly loaned officer should you have need of him. We also regret to enclose evidence that the Stagonians may be providing financial support to the Bad Nachtschwein rebellion in our neighboring state of Ober-Schweinsberg. Your Highness will no doubt recognize the seal of a certain nobleman of the Stagonians upon the enclosed dispatch, which was capture amongst a recent Bad Nachtschwein convoy that attempted to sneak past our alert Hussars. If we may be of service with our small supply of iron to assist Your Highness in preparing his troops for the upcoming campaigns, we do hope it is known you need only ask.

In friendship,

Fürst Guntram Blauerwolf of Hesse-Engleburg
Penned by our own hand.


tradgardmastare said...

We await his coming with enthusiasm hoping it will lead to further concord and mutual honour!

Bluebear Jeff said...

to our esteemed friend, Fürst Guntram Blauerwolf, felicitations,

It is with regret that we do indeed recognize the seal of that vile Stagonian, Count Rudolf von Drednoz.

He is an 'agent provocateur' of Graf Maurice von Hirschbock (the ruler of Stagonia).

This is indeed grave news. We would suggest that you would be well served to accelerate your troops training schedule . . . for you may have little time before some Stagonian plot causes more trouble with Bad Nachtschwein.

Know that Saxe-Bearstein stands ready to support you if it comes to armed conflict.

-- Furst Bruno von Ursa os Saxe-Bearstein
(penned by his own hand)

Frankfurter said...

Alas, I'm losing track ...
Where is Stagonia, and what is the general color scheme of its armies?
Might perhaps Stagonia, playing its own perfidious game as always, be infiltrating the Gallian forces more to foment chaos and instability that they would be able to exploit?


Bluebear Jeff said...

The bulk of the vile Stagonian infantry is in white uniforms (virtually indistinguishable from those of Gallia), although a few are in red or blue.

Yes, it is entirely possible that Stagonians could pretend to be Gallian . . . indeed, if they can get away with it, they'd even collect pay from Gallia by pretending to be some regiment that is actually elsewhere -- thus drawing double-pay like the villians they are.

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstaein

Snickering Corpses said...

Stepping out of character for a moment, I had to chuckle at the last post from you Jeff. Pretending to be a Gallian regiment to steal extra pay is a lovely idea.