Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hofler's Pandours on patrol ....

Count Pottensdorf had reached the capital of Saxe-Jarlsberg. The troops had returned to their barracks and the Count had sent a report to the Herzog. He was summoned to the palace a day later and walked in the grounds with the Herzog discussing the situation and the best way to re-build the army and outline future plans to re-take the Hoflandt ....

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Meanwhile Hofler's pandours with a small detachment of jagers had started their regular duties - patrolling the border to the south of Hofheim.


Monday, 17 August 2015

Saxe-Jarlsberg withdraws ....

After the Batlle of Hofheim, the Saxe-Jarlsberg forces rallied and re-grouped at Sondheim. Count Pottensdorf on seeing the very poor state of the infantry and artillery decided to withdraw and return home.

They crossed the border without further incident, the Wittenberg dragoons had continued to shadow them to the border but had made no move faced with the superior number of Saxe-Jarlsberg cavalry.

After another days march the army divided,  the Comte de Chazelles and his Noverre Freikorps plus the Jagers would proceed to nearby Crestadt where they would monitor the northern border area; the rest of the army proceeded to the capital.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

The battle rages .....

continued from the previous post ....

The Wittenberg converged grenadiers open fire first and let loose a volley which rips through the Hess-Limburger regiment who break and rout ......
The Saxe-Jarlsberg guards advance to fill the gap and stabilise the flank ....
 The two front line infantry regiments exchange vollies, both sides hold ....
 The Wittenberg freikorps uhlans have charged the opposing dragoons and the freikorps chasseurs have moved forward to flank the Saxe-Jarlsberg guards....
Over on the Wittenberg left flank, Hofler's pandours are holding off Saxe-Jarlsberg jagers; a stray hot round shot has set one of the barns on fire, some men are detached to try and put it out ....
The Wittenberg curassiers charge and are checked by the opposing hussars from Noverre ....
In the centre, the two front line infantry regiments of both sides are holding their ground although somewhat thinned down by the firefight ....
 The Saxe-Jarlsberg guards having lost half their strength fall back
 Wittenberg freikorps uhlans are slowly pushing back the opposing dragoons and the freikorps chasseurs have swung round to protect the flank of the regular grenadiers...
 The front line Saxe-Jarlsberg infantry regiment breaks after receiving another volley and flanking fire .....
 The Saxe-Jarlsberg right flank falls back in good order, while the Wittenberg cuirassiers reform some dragoons come up to support them ....
 The Saxe-Jarlsberg battle line has melted away, with no infantry left except in line except the sturdy men from Noverre .....

Count Pottsendorf orders the Saxe-Jarlsberg army to disengage and retire; their retreat covered by the cavalry.

The Wittenberg army is left in control of the battlefield,  their dragoons shadow the retreat the of opposing army.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Saxe-Jarlsberg advances ....

 Saxe-Jarlsberg finish forming their battle line and start to deploy their cavalry ....
 Meanwhile the Wittenberg artillery have moved into their final position and are preparing to fire ....
 on the other flank some cuirassiers move into position ...
 The Hesse-Limburger regiment starts the advance of the Saxe-Jarlsberg forces ....
 The whole battle line moves forward and their cavalry is in position ....
 The lead infantry regiments close to musket range, the regiments halt. 
Orders are shouted; ..."make ready'...."present" .... "Fire !"

to be continued

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Wittenberg infantry advance ....

General Waldebeck issues the order for the uhlans to move off ...
Count Pottsendorf finds out what was behind the Wittenberg uhlans, appearing from a slight dip in the ground, the Wittenberg regular infantry and artillery, behind he can just see a full regiment of cavalry as well ....
Count Pottensdorf brings up the infantry from Noverre to form a second line and issues urgent orders for the artillery to be brought up .and the cavalry to get into position ..
The Wittenberg regimental artillery has been formed into a small battery on the left of the deployed infantry...
The view from the walls of Hofheim ...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Saxe-Jarlsberg army arrives ....

The lead elements of the Saxe-Jarlsberg army come into view .....
Hofler's pandours exchange some long distance pot-shots with the Saxe-Jarlsberg jagers
 Count Pottensdorf forms an initial battle line to counter the potential threat from the Wittenberg Uhlans.....

General Waldebeck watches the deployment and contemplates when to move the uhlans ...

Monday, 22 June 2015

Hofheim - Wittenberg army in position

continued from the post - Marching Into Hofheim

The Wittenberg army under the command of General Waldebeck has moved into position ready to face the advancing Saxe-Jarlsberg army.

Garrison regiment lines the walls of Hofheim ...
Freikorps chasseurs and artillery protect the road into Hofheim, with the King's jagers in the woods....
 Freikorps uhlans screen the position of the regular troops, a small group of Fieldjagers gallop back to Hofheim - the Saxe-Jarlsberg army is drawing closer ...
 Hofler's pandours hold the walled farm on the far side of the valley...
 Waldebeck gives his final instructions to Count Boritzy .....