Sunday, 26 August 2012

A visit to the local Inn ...

The most popular place to go in downtown Wittenberg is 'Die Kurfürsten Inn' (the Elector's Inn), where apart from being able to rent a room for the night you can ....
 
engage in jovial conversation.....
 
meet up before going to the opera.....

buy a few drinks ...

or indulge in coffee and cake....
 
have meal and a beer ....
 
The overall scene ...
 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Battle of Ziegenfeldt (5) - denoument..

The infantry advance and the sound of artillery fire and musketry ring out across the battlefield
On the left the Saxe-Jarlsberg troops are holding their own in the firefight and their garrison troops have held the Wittenberg jagers ...
On the right flank disciplined vollies from the Wittenberg troops are thinning the opposition out a bit, but they keep on coming ...
The Wittenberg lancers break the Saxe-Jarlsberg hussars and set off in pursuit ...
The Wittenberg dragoons now released from their supporting role move to attack the rear and flank of the Saxe-Jarlsberg infantry
The Saxe-Jarlsberg dragoons had managed to rally and reform returning to the battlefield, but to late to affect the outcome ....
All starts to unravel, the Saxe-Jarlsberg left flank collapses and the Wittenberg dragoons are busy cutting up the infantry trying to flee the battlefield ....
The Saxe-Jarslberg troops are in full retreat apart from a battalion of allied Hesse-Limburger troops who stand firm in the centre
Count Pottsendorf admits defeat and leaves the battlefield with a escort of dragoons ....

A victory for Wittenberg ...

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Battle of Ziegenfeldt (4) - fighting intensifies...

The contest for the farm continues, the Wittenberg Jagers are pressing the defenders hard ...
and they succeed, the defenders are pushed out ...
On the other flank the Saxe-Jarlsberg dragoons lose the melee and rout ....
The Saxe-Jarlsberg hussars pile in and hold back the triumphant lancers ....
The Saxe-Jarlsberg infantry have started their advance ....
The Wittenberg jagers press on and engage the defenders who are falling back; a reserve detachment of garrison troops has been sent to try and take back the farm ...
The Saxe-Jarlsberg infantry are manouvring into position ...
The Wittenberg jagers seem unstoppable and attack the garrison troops..
Meanwhile on the other flank, the Saxe-Jarlsberg hussars are holding their ground against the lancers ...(the Wittenberg dragoons await the result of the melee...)

to be continued .....

Monday, 13 August 2012

Battle of Ziegenfeldt (3) - the flanks engage ...

Action erupts on the flanks ....

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The jagers on both side exchange skirmish fire ....
The Saxe-Jarlsberg jagers fire forces back their opposition ....
The rest of the Saxe-Jarlsberg jagers fight to attempt to gain control of the farm ...
Over-eager the Saxe-Jarlsberg jagers get too close to the regular Wittenberg troops ...
who left of a stiff volley, which knocks the jagers down by half ...
meanwhile the rest of their unit has gained control of the farm ...
With a flourish of movement and the sound of bugles blowing the Wittenberg lancers move to the charge and drive into the Saxe-Jarlsberg dragoons ....
the Saxe-Jarlsberg dragoons lose the melee and are forced back,  as some hussars come to up to support them...

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to be continued....

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Battle of Ziegenfeldt (2) - initial movements

The battle commences ....
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Count Pottsendorf watched his jagers advance towards the farm on the left flank, it appeared they would have to contest it with the Wittenberg King's Jagers ..
The Count checked his right flank, some movement - the Wittenberg cavalry had shifted position and a regiment of infantry was now visible....
 The Wittenberg artillery open fire, targetting the infantry on the Saxe-Jarlsberg right flank ...
The Saxe-Jarlsberg artillery return fire .... 
Count Pottsendorf kept his attention on his right flank, more Wittenberg cavalry was now visible .. 
The Count's aide appraised him of developments on their left flank - two regiments of Wittenberg infantry were moving up ....

to be continued 

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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Battle of Ziegenfeldt (1) - take your positions ..

The opposing forces have deployed,
Saxe-Jarslberg at the front of the table and Wittenberg at the back; Saxe-Jarlsberg has one regiment of infantry off-table on their left flank; Wittenberg has three regiments of infantry and one of cavalry off-table behind their centre (units are off-table mainly due to my narrow table which does not give much of a deployment zone !)

Count Pottsendorf rides along the front of the Saxe-Jarlsberg army to resounding cheers from his troops ...

Meanwhile General Waldebeck (Wittenberg) watches with disdain and issues orders to his adjutant to alert the troops stationed behind the grenadiers to prepare for action ...

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Opposing forces deploy for battle near Ziegenfeld ....

The Wittenberg forces had reached and occupied Ziegenfeldt, however the Saxe-Jarlsberg army had now got between them and Marienstadt (see map previous post).

Count Pottsendorf starts to deploy his Saxe-Jarlsberg troops keeping an eye on the deployment of the opposition.