Wednesday, 2 December 2009

1740 - On the March to Vanderhof (3rd Belgravian Wars) ...

further extracts from the History of Wittenberg by Brother James of Alt-Wittendorf ...

[previous installment at]


Elements of the Wittenberg army have crossed the River Oudear at Ingelwitz, and are marching south-west down stream to Vanderhof - their intentention to block the Monrovians river crossing point, cross the river there and effectively surround them.

The Boldovian army corps has made good progress on its march. The King and Field
Marshall pause on a small knoll to watch the troops marching past ...

The King and Field Marshall are in discussion ...

King Leopold: How much further to Vanderhof ?
Field Marshall: Less than a day's march your majesty, the advance guard is half a days march from Vanderhof, I have had reports from scouts that the place is only garrisoned by Saxe-Jarlsberg militia.
King Leopold: Do the army corps facing the Monrovians have enough supplies ?
Field Marshall: Yes, the Wittenland and Guard Corps can stay in the field another week, after that they'll have to fall back to Ottenheim and Hausdorf. I have just received dispatches from our reserve corps that they are in north of Hausdorf on the other side of the hills - they are protecting the armies rear.
italic - The distant rumble of cannon fire from the north interrupted their conversation
Field Marshall: Sounds like the our troops to the north are dancing with the Monrovians.
King Leopold: Onwards then ...
To Be Continued ...


  1. A fearsome array! It's not often pictures of an army on the march are shown on these blogs, so thank you for sharing. I confess, I'm one of those gamers who occasionally likes to assemble all the troops from one collection and just gaze on them with quiet satisfaction. ;)

  2. Great to see the whole army on the march like that - a splendid sight!


  3. Yes, as everyone says, a most impressive sight. :-)



  4. Your first photo, in particular, is most impressive. A very inspiring sight indeed.

    -- Jeff

  5. Yes indeed, very impressive sight!

  6. I always enjoy the spectacle of an army on the march. Yours army is an inspiration as usual!!!

  7. Once again your battle report is as enjoyable to read as it is to view. Your site and the lovely 40mm troops pushed me over the edge in my choice of troops for the 7 yw. When the Prince August molds arrive in a few week, I can begin to pour the troops. I love the way you take the time to help all of us with your building tips. 1 question, what size of base depth do you need with the 40mm.