Time to introduce and recap the protagonists in the Battle of Neerfuncken
Pils-Holstein and PrussiaPrinz Albrecht of Pils Holstein
King Ferdinand Adolphus' most trusted field commander, his "Uncle Albrecht".
Hans Karl von Winterfeldt
Commander of the Prussian contingent. One of Frederick the Great's most loyal generals.
Beloved of King Ferdinand Adolphus, and Honorary Colonel of the Pils-Holstein Light Cavalry Brigade.
France and AstroviaMarshall Saxe
One of France's most famous 18th century generals. He is in command of Franco-Astrovian forces for the Pils-Holstein campaign.
Jean-Phillipe, Duc d'Orly
Commands the cavalry. A fictional character whose ambition far exceeds his ability!
Brigadier von Rankl
Commander of the Astrovian contingent.
Astrovia is also a fictitious country, but think Austria and you won't be far wrong.
All are gathering, with their respective forces, in the vicinity of Neerfuncken, a small town in Pils-Holstein.
Today, a patrol of Bercheny Hussars operating several miles ahead of the main French force, came within sight of Drau (a hamlet to the south east of Neerfuncken).
This sketch depicting the patrol is a beautiful piece of art by Chris Gregg which he produced for me a number of years ago (I have the full colour original hanging in my office):
Tomorrow, I'll be posting the sketch map made by the patrol commander of the town and its environs and providing a little more background to the area.