Saturday, 30 January 2010

1740 - Monrovians Surrender and the Peace of Witzend (3rd Belgravian Wars) ...

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

[ previous installment at ]

Monrovian Army of the East Surrenders

The Monrovians had failed to breakout north to Einhaus and had retired back to Kleinhaus and prepared to withdraw to Vanderhof.

In the north at Weingartstadt on the River Oudear (north of Hausdorff). General Zeinite and the Monrovian army of the North had attempted a river crossing. As they had just finished their bridge of boats and were starting to cross with their ordnance they were attacked by the Wittenberg Ostenland corps (sometimes know as the reserve corps). The battle resulted in a defeat for the Monrovians and they were forced back across the river taking heavy losses.

The Boldovian corps of the Wittenberg army had taken Vanderhof and was now scouting forward to OberStein.

General Stricknein withdrew the Monrovian army of the East to Oberstein and as the advance guard started down the road to Vanderhof they were met with a by an Officer of the garrison who had escaped capture and told them that the Wittenberg army had taken Vanderhof.

The Monrovians were outnumbered and effectively surrounded by the Wittenberg army; the Guard corps was in the their rear; the Wittenland corps on their left flank; the river Oudear on their right flank and the Boldovian army corps to their front. With no pontoon equipment and practically out of supplies and ammunition General Stricknein surrendered his bedraggled army.

The Wittenberg Field Marshall accept the surrender of the Monrovian forces by General Stricknein ....


Peace Accord Signed

The Monrovian fortunes had reached a low point. Their army of the North was in disarray after their defeat at Weingartstadt while crossing the river Oudear and their army of the East had surrendered at OberStein. In no way able to make up the losses in men and material the King of Monrovia entered into negogiations for peace with Wittenberg.

The terms of the peace treaty were:
a) The borders to revert to those as before dispute
b) Both sides to remove all troops from Lower and Upper Belgravia, in future only a border watch or corps of observation would be permitted to a maxium of 1,500 men.
c) Monrovia to pay Wittenberg 10,000 florins in reparations.
d) Saxe-Jarslberg to cede the region of Hofland giving Wittenberg control of both sides of the river Oudear at Vanderhof.

The peace was signed at Witzend, supervised by diplomats from the Imperium.


Peace Celebrations

In Wittenberg the church bells were sounded and a grand ball was held at the palace ....


Well its the end of the 3rd Belgravian wars, more from the history of Wittenberg to come ? I expect so, Brother James is busy with his researches ..

I will be putting the whole of the 3rd Belgravian wars into a PDF file, piccies will link to those in the BlogPosts.


  1. Where did you find those beautiful court figures?!?

  2. A fine celebration of a great victory. All of Beerstein was awaken to the National Cathedral's bells.

  3. Prinzessin Maria Athena proclaims a week of celebrations for Wittenburg's victory. Schwabia is grateful for the peace to it's north east. Long will Wittenburg's masterful defensive campain be studied and imulated. General Leopold Tiberius Flatsburg Schwabian Defense Minister would welcome a visit by General Waldebeck to lecture the cadets and officers at our military acadamy. Long may King Leopold IV of Wittenberg reign in peace and prosperity

  4. The Soweiter League congratulates Wittenberg on its victory!
    Excellently illustrated report!

  5. The figures are from an assortment of manufacturers - Blue Moon, Eureka, Front Rank, Foundry, Old Glory, Tradition (Willie Series); plus a couple of converted officers.

    -- Allan

  6. Fantastic, and your civilian set pieces give the games so much backdrop as to enliven even a deadman!

  7. There's something about these set pieces that adds more savour to a highly flavoured dish. Fantastic!
    Word of Wittenberg's great and glorious vistory has even trickled through to the distant ears of the Wholly Romantic Empire. The Emperor Violoncello is most gratified...
    Ion (Archduke Piccolo)