Friday, October 24, 2008

Players for Millennium Con

Gentlemen,

If any of you that I am expecting cannot make it, please let me know ASAP.

If there is anyone who plans on attending with their own troops, please let me know ASAP.

If there is anyone who plans on attending without troops, let me know your side preference and I'll try to make it work.

I have finally cleared the decks of business and family commitments and can put some serious work in final preparations this weekend.

Cheers,
Ed

14 comments:

ColCampbell50 said...

Ed,

I'll send you another e-mail with my troop list just so you'll know everything I'm bringing.

Do you have any back-story established for this battle so that those of us who blog can use that as a raison d'etre (sp?) as our forces mobilize and march to the theater? I plan on doing something similar to what Jim Purky did with his latest Der Alte Fritz campaign.

Jim

Ed Youngstrom said...

I was thinking of using the latest Germanian victory as the lead-in, with General Chevert-Protz rushing to contain the situation.

Gallia said...

Gentlemen,
If this is uesful, the recent backstory involving Der Alte and myself was/is:
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June 1758:
Gallian Lt. Gen. Chevert marched eastwards from Frankfurt Am Main (magazine) to Bohemia. The plan was to be in Silesia in July for Historicon. It is unknown what forces Chevert took on his march.
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June-July 1758:
Marshall de Broglie marched into Frankfurt Am Main replacing Cheverts Corps there. Afterwards he marched north in the general direction of Kassel.
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July 1758:
Three battles at Historicon. I don't remember anymore who won what. It may be that we did not merge these into our campaign since we had so many players who were learning the rules. Check Jim's blog, if needed.
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August 1758:
We took the month off after the Historicon trip and three BAR games there.
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11 October 1758:
The Army of Hesse-Sewald commanded by Der Erbprinz (Der Alte actually) soundly defeated de Broglie north of Frankfurt Am Main at Freiberg. De Broglie began a retreat to Frankfurt Am Main. The Erbprinz elected to pursue. De Broglie detached a corps from his Army as a rearguard to slow Der Erbprinz.
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25 October 1758
The afore-mentioned detached corps under Lt. Gen. Saint Germaine stopped the Hesse-Seewald pursuit with a victory at Taberberg.
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Where are these forces?
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Gallian Main Army is at Frankfurt Am Main.
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Corps de Ste. Germaine:
Remains at Taberberg on the Frankfurt Strasse waiting to see if Der Erbprinz wants to bring up more units to force the way open to Frankfurt Am Main. I doubt it actually since we have no plans for this locally. Taberberg is not on real maps BTW. It is supposedly near Bergen.
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Corps de Chevert?:
Hmm. Last seen in Silesia. Very likely now withdrawing back into Moravia, Bohemia and thence back to Germania. But we've not thought that far ahead.
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The Future:
(God willing of course)
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8 November 1758:
We are returning to Scotland to finish the storming of The Government magazine at Carmudgeon Castle.
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6 December 1758:
Lady de Winter and Lady Diana Pettygree will be in Germania amidst snow, a large village, forests, ridges and hundreds of light troop forces.
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An Idea:
If Chevert marches back through Bohemia into Germania again, he could march to Eger (the fortress in the western tip of Bohemia first. Afterwards he could enter Germania and the territories of lots of petty states marching via Bayreuth, Bamberg, Würzberg and so forth to the westward to gain Frankfurt Am Main again. In the SYW Frederick II did not get into this region much if at all. It was frequented per Duffy by The Imperial Army of little contingents from across The Empire. I do not remember this very well but Prinz Henry, Fred's brother, operated not too far away.
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Cordially yours,
Bill P. (Chevert)

ColCampbell50 said...

Ed and Bill,

Bill's last comment (above) might be a good setting for our scenario. If I recall correctly, we'll have a number of little contingents as well as "Prussian," "British," and "French" forces. This might work.

Jim

Ed Youngstrom said...

Excellent!

General Chevert hears of a de Broglie's defeat and heads west with a small "bodyguard" of whatever M. Protz cares to detach. On the way, he gathers up the various petty states' armies and runs headlong into a similar force trying to take advantage of the situation and take Frankfurt.

How's that sound?

ColCampbell50 said...

Sounds good to me. A meeting engagement can make a good convention game. Since we have all day on Saturday, that should make for some good action.

Jim

Chrisbump said...

Ed,

I am bringing 3 battalions, all Prussian.
2 Musketeer battalions of 54 and a converged grenadier battlion of 48.
I will have 2 battalion guns and 2 field guns.
1 Brigadier, and 2 couriers.

Maybe, I can finish a squadron of 12 hussars, but cannot commit to their arrival.

I will also have the walled estate in tow.

Ed Youngstrom said...

Thanks! I still think the guys in white coats are going to be outnumbered by the guys in blue and red coats, so it may be a case of the Germanians et al. trying to force a river crossing in the face of the Imperials & Co.

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Herzog Ignaz said...

The Herzogerheer have retrieved their standards from the Ducal Hall of Honour and march forth in the order of battle described at:

http://herzogtumpfalz-kognat-obersehen.blogspot.com/2008/09/oob-for-big-battalions.html

Ed Youngstrom said...

The Herzogerheer certainly loves its cannons...!

Herzog Ignaz said...
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Herzog Ignaz said...

A second appeal was made to the Landestände Kriegsrat for an additional artillery requisition when intelligence of the likely disparity of manpower facing the forces loyal to the Imperium first came to the attention of His Grace.

The 12-pounders and howitzers were the result of this appeal.