Monday, 6 August 2007

The League Against Stagonia

MOST SECRET - Updated Again 9th August 1757 - The General Council of Tippelbruder have drawn up the following list of troops available immediately in the vicinity of or able to march to Tippelbruder with the design of preventing a Stagonian attack on the town.

We are still in sore need of intelligence on the numbers, availability and locations of Stagonian forces.

The Freikorps of Count Hans Trunkenbold von Misthaufen:

Musketeer Battalion c.500 men
Jäger Corps c.400 men
Croats 3 companies c.300 men
Hussars 3 squadrons c.300 men

6-3 pounder guns

Total Freikorps: c.1500 men

Tippelbruder Militia

c.100 men

3-3 pounder guns

Saxe-Bearstein

Regiment Von Lowenbrau One Battalion c.750 men

Regiment Von Urquell One Battalion c.750 men (In Reserve)

Grenadier Company Von Carling 123 men

Grenadier Company Von Coors 122 men

Karlsberg
Jägers One Company 62 men

One 9lb gun and crew

Hesse-Engelburg

Hussars One Squadron 120 men

Garde du Corps Prinzessin Gertrude Two Musketeer Companies 2 x 120 = 240 men

Jäger Regiment Von Behler One Company 120 men

Captain Streicher and Corporal Sontag

Soweiter League

Saxe-Urquhart 86th Highlanders c.560 men

Prince Maurice Duke of Fenwick (vice King Leopold IV of Wittenburg)

One battalion of infantry Colonel Von Feldmouse 4 Companies 600 men

One battery of artillery Lt. Colonel Von Schweeky 120 men and 6 guns

Duchy of Mieczyslaw (In Reserve)

5 companies of the elite Wojskowo Piechota 460 infantry
4 squadrons of the veteran Wstrasowo Dragoons 150 horse


Total: c.5052 men

10 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

After due consideration, Furst Bruno V has decided to augment his troop commitment to Tippelbruder.

Regiment von Lowenbrau, while trained is untested in battle (i.e., "Raw" rating). Therefor he has decided to send two experienced Grenadier companies, those of von Carling (Elite) and von Coors (Veteran) of 123 and 122 men to stiffen our other troops.

In addition, one of our senior officers (rated "Steady"), Brigadier Ernst von Bruin has been dispatched to command our troops and whatever other forces you choose to place under his command.

Accompanying him will be one 9-lb gun and a short company (62 men) of Karlsberg Jagers (sadly rated "Raw"). These latter figures may be used for scouting.

Unfortunately, the Furst is unable to furnish any mounted troops at this time.

And, while the Stagonian field army is fairly substantial with 8 regiments of line infantry, 3 regiments of "Colonial infantry" (sort of like Grenzers), a battalion of standing Grenadiers, 4 regiments each of Heavy Horse and of Other Horse, plus considerable Artillery, the Furst does not believe that they would commit it all against Tippelbruder.

Regiment von Urquell will remain ready to march if needed.


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein
for Furst Bruno von Ursa

tidders said...

To: The Council of Tipplebruder
From : Leopold IV King of Wittenberg

in response to your enquiry about the numbers of the Duchy of Fenwick troops which are going to come you assistance; they will be:

Infantry Battalion, Command buy Colonel von FeldMouse - 600 men (4 companies).

Artillery Battery, commanded by Lt. Colonel Schweeky - 6 guns and 120 men (including artillery train etc).

I talked to the Duke yesterday, as he is visiting Wittenberg, and he has assured me they will be on route to you soon. When I next see the Duke I will ask him if he is able to send some cavalry.

Count Herman Munster
[on behalf of Leopold IV King of Wittenberg]

David said...

From the General Council of Tippelbruder to Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

The augmented troop numbers will be most welcome. The intelligence on the Stagonian army, while disconcerting, is also most useful.

I shall add the troops to the muster roll which I sent to you earlier.

I shall shortly be despatching a plan of the defences of the town which, although drawn up in 1692, is still close to the present state of the fortifications. A map of the environs of Tippelbruder will also soon be available.

With many thanks,

Max Osterling, Secretary to the General Council of Tippelbruder.

Snickering Corpses said...

Hesse-Engleburg estimates strength of each squadron/company at approximately 120 men, plus the Captain and the Corporal, giving a total commitment of an estimated 482 men.

David said...

To Count Herman Munster
[vice Leopold IV King of Wittenberg]

We are most grateful for information on the troop numbers which His Grace The Duke of Fenwick will so graciously be providing. If he should also be able to provide some cavalry (an arm in which the current muster of the League Against Stagonia is somewhat deficient) we should be most happy.

I shall shortly be despatching a plan of the defences of the town which, although drawn up in 1692, is still close to the present state of the fortifications. A map of the environs of Tippelbruder will also soon be available.

With many thanks,

Max Osterling, Secretary to the General Council of Tippelbruder.

David said...

We are most grateful for the information on the numbers which will be committed to the defence of Tippelbruder by Hesse-Engelburg and the muster list has accordingly been amended.

With many thanks,

Max Osterling, Secretary to the General Council of Tippelbruder.

Fitz-Badger said...

Och aye, laddie, there are approximately 560 lads in the 86th Highlanders on their way. Keep an ear peeled for the sound of the pipes!

Col. Stanley MacLaurel

David said...

Thank you, Colonel MacLaurel. At the moment with the threat from Stagonia everyone in Tippelbruder has eyes on stalks and we can hear a pin drop at 3 leagues! :-)

With much gratitude,

Max Osterling, Secretary to the General Council of Tippelbruder.

MurdocK said...

You appear to have held:

Seeing a situation, not in the interest of the Duchy, Mieczyslaw shall be sending 5 companies of the elite Wojskowo Piechota along with 4 squadrons of the veteran Wstrasowo Dragon.

some 460 infantry and 150 horse.

In reserve?

David said...

We are most grateful for Mieczyslaw's contribution to the League Against Stagonia and have added them to the muster as reserve forces.

With gratitude,

Max Osterling, Secretary to the General Council of Tippelbruder.