Saturday, 30 October 2010

The Battle of Kirkhalle 1755

 The Eisenburg-Essling forces have retaken the village of Kirkhalle to the east of the region.Captain Kranze and his company of Jager above are part of the force commanded by Von Bruckenheim to crush the rebellion.
 The Essling Militia hold the village.
 Von Bruckenheim has a squadron of Blue Hussars.
 The rebels are commanded by Colonel Voss with half of his Ostburg Regiment, he is supported by a squadron of Uhlans.
 And a squadron of dragoons.
 Von Bruckenheim has two full infantry regiments, Hecksheim and Heydn Brucke.
 The Altsteiners surge forward in column.

 The light horse clash with indecisive results and both fall back.

 The Hecksheim regiment attacks the defended village.
 The Ostburgers give an effective volley at long range.
 The Uhlans rally.
 Undeterred the Heydn Brucke regiment closes with the enemy.
 Kranzes Jager are gaining the upper hand on the eastern flank.
 Round two for the light horse.
 The Heydn Brucke regiment fare better in the firefight.
 And the Hussars defeat the Uhlans.
 The Ostburg regiment (in white) has taken a lot of casualties.
The Hecksheim regiment forces its way into Kirkhalle despite being attacked by the Eisenburg Dragoons.

At this point the rebels fled the field, a somewhat inauspicious beginning for the rebellion.

Friday, 29 October 2010

The Essling Militia drill.

 The Essling Militia, some of whom were involved in ambushing the Altstein Jager at the Battle of Eisenburg-Essling five years previously, form up.
 A bit of a rabble but they're keen.
 The battalion is forming up in defiance of the ruling Altsteiners but are emboldened by the death of Ludwig and the calls of Prince Johan to rise up and regain independence.
These chaps were painted many years ago.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Rebellion !.

 The young and handsome Prince Johan Jorge arrives to lead the Eisenburg-Esslingers in their bid for independence from the County of Altstein since the death of Graf Ludwig in March 1755.

 The old Regimental colours are brought forth in a hasty ceremony of allegiance to their cause.
 The Colonels are unanimous in their support for Johan and are eager to throw off the Altstein yoke.
 What a dashing young man the Prince is.
After 5 long years under the heel of Ludwig there is much bitterness toward the Altsteiners and with the tyrant dead they must seize the chance to rebel.