Saturday, June 28, 2008

Reich Duke Wilhelm seeks Foreign Generals

Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein reviews records of foreign generals for our new campaign. The Dreaded Prussians again threathen our peaceful realm. Wilhelm seeks four experienced Brigade Generals willing to take to the field in our defense.


Bluebear Jeff said...

What a wonderful illustration.

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

Is this another call for 'volunteer' minis?

Could it be a rally cry for a new 'battle by proxy?'

Capt Bill said...

The Reich Duke has about 30,000 minis and has no more room to house additional troops. In an effort to establish diplomatic ties with friendly realms, many of our senior officers were posted to the courts of our allies. We think the dreaded Prussians saw this as an opportunity to renew hostilities. Several recent battles are posted on the Duke's blog and we believe the army's performance reflects our lack of experienced gererals.

Frankfurter said...

The Empress, the Merry Teaser, would proffer the services of
* Picklemany (2): Competent. Good leader, but tends to be conservative in approach to campaigns.
In tactical matters, he is perhaps one of our best learned and most versatile commanders. Fluent in Deutsch, French, Italian, and Turkish ... and can issue standard commands in English and Hungarian!

On Behalf of her Sublime Majesty,
M. Gen. Schnitzelen

Capt Bill said...

Beerstein gratefully accepts General Piclemany and invests him into the Order of the Goblet. His fluency in Hungarian is desperately needed as our commander of the Hungarian Brigade was seriously wounded at Hopsberg. Although the battle was a hard fought draw, the Hungarians proved more than a match for the dreaded Prussians. Under his leadership, we expect even greater glory as the campaign progresses.
Your servant,
Wilhelm von Beerstein

Byrhthelm said...

The Elector of Hannunter would be willing to let either of the following two officers broaden their military experience under the command of Reichsherzog Wilhelm:

Gen der Brigade Konrad Olfermann (Veteran). Stolid, unimaginative, but will carry out his orders without deviation. leads by display of grit and courage. Down to earth, 'can't be doing with all this literature stuff'. Not recommended for cavalry command, but excels as a leader of foot. Speaks Deutsch, Plattdeutsch, French and English, with a smattering of Hollands and Spanish.

Gen der Brigade Lothar von Blutundedonner (Trained). Fiery, hot-tempered and proud. Mercurial, imaginative, tends to recklessness, occasionally departs from his orders because he thinks he knows better (he has the infuriating habit of being right - most of the time). An outstanding horseman, and capable of leading a Brigade of Horse or Dragoons, but may need watching to ensure his compliance with instructions. A favourite of Her Grace. Cultured and well-read . Fluent in Classical Greek, Latin, French, Spanish and Deutsch. Has a basic command of English.

Bluebear Jeff said...

The Principality of Saxe-Bearstein is willing to send Maj. General Adolph von Coors to aid you.

He has now recovered from his recent wounds and is seeking action.

Under our rules, von Coors has a "Careful" personality with an above average initiative (2 in our rules) and a command radius of 11" (about average).

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

tradgardmastare said...

The Duchy of Tradgardland is gives you joy of this day and pledges her Generaloffizer commanding artillery and pyrotechnics - MacKay( firework displays a speciality and he can turn his hand to engingeereing tasks too)
His personality is as follows - cheerful,highly moral,tendency to thrift, dutiful,adonis in looks and very popular . He has many years expertise and comes with a staff of engineers,natural philosophers and artillery officer- 20 men in total.

Capt Bill said...

Elector of Hannunter
Dear Cousin, We humbly accept your kind offer of Gen der Brigade Lothar von Blutundedonnerour. Our Dragoons were roughly handled at Hopsberg and I fear our esteemed general is too old for the rigors of a long campaign.Gen der Brigade Lothar von Blutundedonnerour will be invested into the Order of the Goblet and I shall keep you informed of his glorious service.

Capt Bill said...

Prince Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein
All of Beerstein is elated that Maj. General Adolph von Coors has recovered from his wounds. His fame and reputation will bolster our army' morale. He is hereby invested into the Order of the Goblet and given command of our Grenadier Brigade.

Capt Bill said...

Duke Karl Frederick of Tradgardland
Dear Cousin,
Your generous offer of Generaloffizer MacKay and his staff is deeply appreciated. Our artillery did not distinguish itself at Hopsberg.Generaloffizer MacKay will be granted full authority to make any changes he deems necessary. He is hereby invested into the Order of the Goblet.

Frankfurter said...

Ah, quite a wonderful collection of talent! just wish we were all healthy and wealthy enough to meet in face to face for this!

BTW, this whole post and sequence ought to be transferred into the Imperial Blog, as all of these fine individuals are essentially joining the Viennese struggle versus the Prussic Barline tyrant ....

But now I've got a lovely idea for Frankszonia, thanks to Willhelm ... the Grand Order of the Giblet!

Byrhthelm said...

He is also... how shall I put it...? Rather too much of a favourite of her Grace. An extended period of active service should have the desirable effect of concentrating his mind most wonderfully. So, Cousin it seems we are both well served. A most satisfactory state of affairs.