Thursday, September 30, 2010

Council Meeting

As the doors swung open, the gathered men stood and bowed their heads at the young woman as she entered the Leauges council chamber.  "There is little time for formalities, lets get to work," Furstin Maria Athena noticed the men's heads jerk at hearing the familiar call to order used by her late father. Her chair at the head of the table is pulled out by her uncle, General Leopold Tiberius von Flatsburg.  Once she was seated, Furstin Maria Athena Began the meeting, "Gentlemen the news from Zwilling-Eichen is grave.  I turn to General von Flatsburg for the particulars."

"The situation at Zwilling-Eichen has been grave but stable for some time since our Jaegers raid.  The information gained has allowed for our forces to gather and plan for contingencies. Brigadier General R.A. Whitfeld has brought the troops on loan to Maria Theressa back and is stationed to the south.  As you all know,  the gathering of recruits is going slow as most of the adventurous recruits in the surrounding lands have gone to Frankszonia and Whittenburg. Reports have confirmed that Harzburg is also having trouble raising it's forces to war levels. Our saving grace is the diplomatic situation of Harzburg.  They have not been able to secure assurances and thus have to activate their reserve battalions before beginning offensive operations.  Our information leads us to believe that reinforced raids  will be conducted before winter brings operations to an end."

" Gentlemen I wish to take this time to announce the awarding of the Cross of Flatsburg to Brigadier General R.A. Whitfeld for his service to Flatsburg, the Leauge and the Empire." Furstin Maria Athena continued, "I recieved a favarable report of our troops recent opperations from the Empire. With their return our borders are secured.  Harzburg's ability to tie up our active troops and strike with its free troops is now ended."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cross of Flatsburg

Brother James, of the augustinian monastery of Alt-Wittendorf, is awarded the Cross of Flatsburg.  Furstin Maria Athena von Flatsburg recognizes Brother James for his tireless efforts and devotion to duty. May he receive the richly deserved praise and attention for the work efforts have produced.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Heinrich Kohl writes home

 Dear Mom and Dad,

I am well and excelling in my training. I have been in a small action with the Harzburgers. We brought back lots of papers and suffered no loss. I am sorry for not writing sooner but we have been kept busy. Our post is to be the forward post in the coming conflict. When we are not building or improving emplacements we are on patrol.

Mom, I wish you would start knitting me some wool gloves and socks. I am told we Jaegers will be active even when the snow is deep. I am unsure when a pass will let me come home for a visit.

Dad since there is so much work I have no time or place to spend my pay. I am sending you the money I have saved. Unterleutenant Reinhardt helped me get the banknote enclosed with this letter. The money is for you and Mom to pay bills since I am not there to help with the work.

I wish I could say more but our letters have to posses no military information that could get out.