Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Waldrecker Third Parallel Completed

DOLMEN Aug. 29--As the siege guns pounded away at the beleaguered Schloß Dolmen, the Waldrecker engineers continued the approach of their works to the Dolmen counterscarp this week, completing the third parallel facing the northwest demilune. The emplacement of Coehoorn mortars proceeded in conjunction with the progress of the entrenchments, raining down shells on Bastions Gertrude and Magdalene as well. The progress of the Waldrecker engineers, although temporarily slowed by the daring raid last week by the Dolmen defenders, has resumed almost to the initial speed of the first parallel, indicating that the loss of skilled engineers in Maj. Trimbach's detonation of the Waldreck mining gallery was less than the Dolmen defenders had originally hoped.

With the completion of the third parallel and the steady work of the short-range mortars, an assault on the covered way and other outer defence works is expected at any time. Whether Maj. Trimbach is able to prolong the defence of Schloß Dolmen past the initial assault, or whether he will yield the fortress to prevent further bloodshed remains to be seen.


MurdocK said...

Any reports yet about the condition of the fortress?

Have the seige batteries produced a breach yet?

John Chisholm said...

To His Excellency the Duke of Pfalz-Kognat-Obersayn

My Son

We thank you for your heartfelt wishes on our accession. The Abbey will always value the friendship of true sons and daughters of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

We would happily look forward to visits from scholars and clerics to our library whose purpose is to advance knowledge and understanding in pursuit of greater glory for God.

In God's Grace

Alois, Duke-Abbot of Kempten

Betts-Davittovich said...

to his most courtly Duke's Hoffaktor, Abraham Weißenheimer, I as minister of war have it in my power to pledge a small corp, more a division at present to any worthwhile cause ( the need to talk of money is upsetting but should perhaps be discussed at a later date)

the 1st corp,

brigade of Hussars, Earsingvold regiment
Linton Nach Ouse Regiment
Five Battalions of our glorious line infantry
Two Grenadier battalions
( the names and history are still being translated from the old Jordvicken tongue)

a battery or two of tweleve pounders and the most royal brigade of Curassiers

oh and battalion of those new jager trained chaps, not how they fought in my day all that running around and hiding

at your service

Peator Von Haxbistein (minister of War)