Thursday, November 10, 2011

Frankfurt Am Main Tête-à-tête

Date: 11 November 1761/2011
Location: Frankfurt Am Main - The Largest Gallian Magazine in Germania
Specifically: l'Intendant l'Comte de Bastille's HQ
Situation: Tête-à-tête
The war between Gallia and Hesse-Seewald is now in its sixth year. Activities in 1761/2011 once again resulted in a stalemate on all fronts. Cost has been staggering for all parties. Gallia has turned to allies Russi and Saxe-Raschstein to raise and pay for new Army units. Hesse-Seewald sent almost half of the Army away as mercenaries to replenish its coffers. Meanwhile on 11 November....

Lieutenant Général Chevert ascends the stairway of l'Comte de Bastille's headquarters at the Gallian magazine for a private tête-à-tête.

Bastille: "Bonsoir Chevert, mon ami de guerre." (Good evening my war companion)
Chevert: "Oui Monsieur l'Intendant ... bonsoir."
Bastille: "This way, if you please ... into my office."

Bastille: "What news Chevert?"
Chevert: "The most astounding opportunity has developed to end the war!"
Bastille: "We've stalemated for six years. What could it be? "

Chevert: "I will tell you. The Czar has significantly increased his Army raising new units and by bringing more regular and reserve battalions and squadrons closer to East Prussia. Prinz Wilhelm of Saxe-Raschstein recently pledged to field additional cavalry, infantry and artillery as well to oust the Germanians from his electorate. Finally our old foe, Hesse-Seewald has sent nearly half it's Army away as mercenaries."

Bastille: "I am taken aback Monsieur l'Général."

Chevert: "You must be ready Bastille to bring all supplies to maximum proportions and insure that our hosts, The Frankzonians - especially Der Gross Herzhog Artur - cheerfully cooperate."

Bastille: "Oui. Surely they will if they realize with the possibility of the war ending, we will depart for Gallia leaving them to rebuild their industries and their Germanic lives."

Chevert: "Let us hope so. Meanwhile, we will soon commence a winter surprise. Let us now look at the map and the infamous Fulda Gap."

Closing Remarks:

{1} Arthur if you read this, let us hear from you ... my dear fellow! Arise.

{2} Our annual light troop game is scheduled on 3 December. The above is a preamble to that game day.

{3} The annual winter terrain game will further the story sometime in February at Der Alte's Fritz's new and fabulous game room.

{4} A month or two later we will resume the BIG Battalion Game Day at a venue in Woodstock, IL on three tables each sized 6'x28'. Shocking amount of space, I know.

{5} Further information about The Fulda Gap will be available in a week or two on The Campaigns In Germania Blog.
Adieu, mes amis,


tradgardmastare said...

Looking forward to seeing the gaming unfold...
best wishes

tidders said...

Tres interessant ...

Wittenberg will watch as usual from the sidelines

-- Allan

abdul666 said...

"Assurez vos chapeaux, Messieurs les maitres, nous allons avoir l'honneur de charger."

ColCampbell50 said...

The Margraviate of Carpania and its Britannian allies tried to help several months ago by threatening Frankzonia from the east. But the perfidious forces of the Reichsarmee blunted our advance.

But we'll try again in next year's campaigning season, hopefully with better cooperation with Hesse-Seewald this time!


Der Alte Fritz said...

A slight correction: half the Hesse Seewald army has been redeployed in Eastern Germania at "the request" of our sponsor and ally, Frederick II (aka The Great), to combat the growing threat from Austria, Russia and Saxony.