Graf Ludwig von Altstein is an ambitious man, ruthless too and determined to expand his territories by taking control over his neighbour Eisenburg-Essling.
In 1749 he tried militarily but was defeated, since then he has repeated his attempts to marry the Erherzog Katherine. Rejected once more and with rumours of a possible marriage between Katherine and a Normagnian noble, Ludwig has decided to use his recently expanded army to achieve his aims.
Marching down the Teiner Valley the Altstein army is led by August von Bruckenheim recently mentored by the Pfalzstadt general staff.
Von Bruckenheim sends his Jagers and a squadron of the Blau Husaren to capture the bridge at Offenheim ahead of the main body.