Thursday, March 26, 2015

British and Hanover troops invade Blatzberg

Reich Duke Wilhelm rushes troops to the Blatzberg frontier to confront Lord Goranson near the town of Carlsberg. Lord Goranson's Order of Battle includes:
British Foot Grenadiers     Hanover Schulenberg Infantry
42nd Highlanders              Hanover Mechlemburg Infantry
Argyll's 3rd Foot               Hanover Von Tozin Infantry
North's 10th Foot               Hanover Von Ahlefeld Infantry
Royal Irish 18th Foot        Hanover Von Groden Infantry
Hamilton's 34th Foot         Hanover Royal Hussars
British Horse Guards         2 Light Guns
Lumley's 8th Horse
3 Light Guns

Reich Duke Wilhelm's Order of Battle:
Lowenbrau Leib Grenadiers    Corona Cuirassiers
Budweiser Grenadiers              Kronenberg Cuirassier
Auerbrau Musketeers               Holstein Leib Hussars
Amberbock Fusiliers               Austrian Haddock Hussars
Warsteiner Fusiliers                 Slitz Heavy Artillery Battery
Heineken Musketeers              2 Light Guns
Guinness Musketeers
Pabst Musketeers
Isenbeck Musketeers

The Beerstein Grenadier Brigade engage the Hanoverian Line as the Cuirassier Brigade move to the left flank to counter the British Guards and Hanoverian Royal Hussars.
The Slitz Heavy Battery has opened up Hamilton's 34th Foot. The Auerbrau Musketeers and the Warsteiner Fusiliers are engaged in a firefight with Hamilton's 34th Foot and North's 10th Foot.
On the right flank, the Pabst and Isenbeck and a light gun fire on North's 10th Foot and Argyll's 3rd Foot. In the distance, the British Foot Grenadier move to occupy St.Michel's Chapel and the Beerstein Hussar Brigade occupy the Village of St. Michel.
Duc de Joseph orders his heavy cavalry to push the Beerstein Hussar out of St.Michel as the Guard Grenadiers enter St. Michel's Chapel.
The Beerstein Cuirassier chase the Hanoverian Royal Hussars back to their line. In the background, the Lowenbrau Leib Grenadiers win a firefight against the Hanoverian Ahlefeld Infantry.
The Budweiser Grenadiers are winning a firefight with Hanover's Schulenberg Infantry. The Hanoverian Ahlefeld Infantry can be seen routing after chasing away the crew of a Beerstein light gun.
Reich Duke Wilhelm takes refuge behind the Slitz Heavy Battery as the Warsteiner Fusiliers  continue to engage Argyell's 3rd Foot. On far right the Pabst Musketeers engage the British Foot Grenadiers. The Amberbock Fusiliers, Auerbrau Musketeers, and a light gun crew were routed.
The Holstein Leib Hussars defeated the Hanoverian Von Groden Horse. The Austrian Hussars can been seen making an orderly withdrawal covered by the Holstein Hussars. Col. Holstein was promoted to Brigade General and awarded the Order of the Tankard for his gallantly. Despite overwhelming odds his regiment has prevailed in the last four battles and as earned Veteran Status.
The Pabst Musketeers and the British Foot Grenadiers are locked in combat as night falls. Both side sustained heavy losses and neither side was able to claim victory, however Reich Duke Wilhelm was able to occupy the battlefield as the British and Hanoverians retired.