Friday, October 23, 2009

Brigadier, Sir David Linienblatt crosses River Ales

Brigadier, Sir David Linienblatt and his Aide Capt Brewer cross the pontoon bridge over the River Ales into the Barony of Alesgarden. The St. Pauli Pontooniers and the San Miguel Pioneers labored hard the complete the span.

Sir David's Dragoons utilized the ford to cross the River Ales, as the Saxe-Bearstein Infantry cross the pontoon bridge. Bree's Battery covers the Foreign Legion's river crossing.

Another view of the crossing showing the deployment of the Engineers and the Monte-Cristo Vivandiere supply train. The Frankszonian Infantry are preparing to form column to cross into the Barony of Alesgarden.

A view of the Dun Haggis Highlanders forming into line after crossing the River Ales.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Maj Gen von Coors forced back to River Amstal

General Graf James von Beerstein reviews the campaign in the Barony of Alesgarden. He has ordered the Beerstein Foreign Legion to the Barony of Brewski to guard the River Ales approaches. Sir David Linienblatt inhader of the Beerstein Honourable Pensioners has been promoted to Brigadier General to lead this force. The St. Pauli Pontooniers will accompany the Legion to facilitate crossing the River Ales if necessary. Graf James will lead additional forces into the Barony of Brewswick to defend the River Amstal approaches. He has sent an urgent request for Reich Duke Wilhelm to return as soon as possible. The Beerstein Reichstag has been called to session to deal with this crisis.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beerstein Expeditionary Force enters Alesgarden

Brigadier General Barley Anheuser, a motivated political hack, proudly leads his Second Brigade: the Olendenberg Grenzers, the Isenbeck Musketeers, the Pabst Musketeers, and his supply train north through the Barony of Alesgarden. He recently got a report that a captured Hesse-Holstadt agent had escaped with the help of an unidentified foreign cavalry unit.

Brigadier General Lager Biermann, the steady and reliable Commander of the First Brigade, crosses the River Amstal under the protection of the Warsteiner Fusiliers.

In preparation for the river crossing, Brigidier Biermann deployed the Blatz Artillery battery and sent the Warsteiner Fusilier across the bridge first to protect the Landbier Grenadiers and his Monte-Cristo Vivandiere supply train.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Prinz Wilhelm II joins Maj Gen von Coors as Aide

Prinz Wilhelm II von Beerstein leaves the University of Pabst to join Major General Adolph von Coors as his Aide for the upcoming campaign in Alesgarden. Young Wilhelm is on the right pointing out something of interest to General von Coors.
Brigadier General Baron Ludwig von Brewski and his Aide Captain Moore Hops will command the Cavalry for the expedition. Baron von Brewski is an aggressive combat commander who earned his promotion on the battlefield, at the River Ales crossing, against the dreaded Prussians.

The General and his Aide lead the Corona Cuirassiers.

A closeup of the Falstaff Dragoons with their new battle ensign.

The proud Holstein Leib Hussars will screen the army as it advances into Alesgarden.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hesse Holstadt incursion uncovered in Alesgarden

It has been reported that several Hesse Holstadt agents have been detained in Alesgarden and at least one horse unit was sighted near Hoegaaden. In response General Reich Graf James, acting in Reich Duke Wilhelm's absence, has dispatched an ad hoc force to secure the province. The force will be lead Major General Adolph von Coors, a highly competent veteran of many battles. His two infantry brigades will be led by Brigadiers Anheuser and Biermann, while his cavalry will be commanded by the aggressive young Brigadier Ludwig Third Baron of Brewski.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Grand Duke Karl awards Reich Duke Wilhelm the Freundshaft Order of Hetzenberg

The College of Honors has received Grand Duke Karl's Freundshaft Order of Hetzenberg awarded to Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein. Since the Reich Duke is currently in the field, reportedly near the village of Alt Kirchendorf, the College of Honors will display this prestigious award in the Great Hall of the Reichstag.