Diplomacy and Military Affairs of Smaller States in Europia


Neighboring Nations

Duchy of Bergatonia
Ruler: Prince Rupert

The Duchy of Bergatonia is heavily influenced by the Catholic Iberian Empire, it is one of the few remaining realms where the Inquisitors can occasionally still be found at work. For decades there has been constant friction between the Duchy of Bergatonia and The Herzogtum von Rechburg, the friction largely due to the personal animosity between Herzog Constantine II and his bastard son Prince Rupert of Bergatonia.
Being the eldest (albeit a bastard child) son of Herzog Constantine Prince Rupert always considered himself as the next King of a Greater Bergatonia which would include the Herzogtum of Rechburg which he claims is his birthright. Because of his claims and his animosity to The Herzog and his family  he became known as the "Pretender" to the Rechburg throne, as such the Iberians were quite keen to support his claim, as were other Europians from time to time.
Prince Rupert is a dour man, he had great ambition but was always constrained by the Iberian influence. He frequently has mental episodes which fluctuate between tyrant and genius. He was extremely jealous of the growing influence of Rechburg within Europia as well as throughout the new world while his own realm seemed to stagnate along with the decline of the Iberian Empire. He is determined on a course that would not only shake off the shackles of Iberian influence but would see Bergatonia and Rechburg merge with him as King.
The Iberians on the other hand see Prince Rupert as one of their main supporters to claiming the Papal seat when the Emperor of Hapburgia dies, on his death there is likely to be a considerable schism within the Hapburgian Empire and Iberia wishes to use both Prince Rupert and Bergatonia in supporting their claim.
Prince Rupert is not entirely opposed to the prospect particularly since Iberia has promised support him in gaining the Rechburgian throne.
The Prince Joseph VI of Hapburgia has recently started cautiously courting Prince Rupert's support for his claim to the Papal throne. Prince Rupert holds fast to the policy that the party that actively supports his claim for the Rechburg throne will get his support for the Papal throne.

Bergatonian Military

1st Guard Regiment
1st Guard Grenadier Battalion - 700 - Vet
2nd Guard Grenadier Battalion - 700 - Vet
1st Heayy Art Batt

1st Infantry Brigade
1st Battalion - 700 - Exp
2nd Battalion - 700 - Exp
3rd Battalion - 700 - Exp
1st Jager Battalion - 600 - Exp
2nd Medium Batt

2nd Infantry Brigade
4th Battalion - 700 - Exp
5th Battalion - 700 - Exp
6th Battalion - 700 - Exp
7th Battalion - 700 - Exp
3rd Medium Batt

3rd Infantry Brigade
8th Battalion - 700 - Conscript
9th Battalion - 700 - Conscript
10th Battalion - 700 - Conscript
2nd Jager Battalion - 600 - Conscript

1st Heavy Cavalry Brigade
1st Heavy cavalry regiment - 700 - Exp
2nd Heavy Cavalry regiment - 700 - Exp

2nd Light Cavalry Brigade
3rd Dragoon regiment - 700 - Exp
4th Dragoon Regiment - 700 - Exp
3rd HA Batt.

Subsequent Events occurring from the Story line
It has been a turbulent few months for Duke Rupert. He launched an attack against southern Rechburg that was defeated at the Battle of Briel, his army fleeing back across the border.
His first minister was conspiring against the Duke with his Iberian Allies, the Iberians changed sides and murdered the First Minister and then claimed it was a Rechburgian plot.

His mothers Brother King Olaf of Danemark forced Duke Rupert to finally allow his mother Princess Charlotte to leave Bergatonia, however as part of the diplomatic negotiation Rupert got a contract from the Danemark King that he would support the Iberian claim to the papal seat.

Iberia now finds itself obligated to Duke Rupert.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte was the daughter of the King of Danemark and is Prince Rupert's mother, she conceived Prince Rupert when she and a young Prince Constantine II of Rechburg had an affair. The couple were not allowed to marry owing to a near state of war between the two nations, Princess Charlotte was married off to Duke Franz ruler of the Duchy of Bergatonia. Duke Franz received a considerable dowry to take Princess Charlotte and to accept her bastard son as his own.
Duke Franz and Princess Charlotte were to remain childless, the young Prince was raised within a cold and frosty relationship with his stepfather.
His mother was slowly excluded from the Bergatonian council by the Duke and his Spanish advisers many of whom regarded her either as a whore or heretic. When Rupert was a baby and she attempted to flee Bergatonia to Rechburg with her son, she again several years later tried to escape on her own on both occasions she was caught before she reached the border.
It is widely believed that Herzog Constantine's eldest son Prince Wilhelm and his daughter Princess Charlotte were involved in the last attempt of her escape.
Since then she has been a virtual prisoner for several years, her son Prince Rupert regards her coldly and blames her almost as much as he blames Herzog Constantine for missing his birthright.

Subsequent events occurring from the story-line:
In the winter of 1780 Princess Charlotte was permitted to leave Bergatonia for good. This sudden change of heart by her son "the Mad Duke" Rupert was brought around by the intervention of her brother King Olaf of Danemark who applied direct pressure on Bergatonia and through indirect pressure through Bergatonia's ally the Iberian Empire.
Princess Charlotte now resides in Danemark and is a free woman.

Bishopric of Ulrichstein

 Bishop der Plonk 
Following the religious wars of the late 15th century,  Europia was exhausted from the conflict that have ravaged the continent for several decades, a peace was finally signed the Pomonian town of Kristinavale. The Treaty of Kristinavale ensured there was to be considerable border adjustments throughout Europia. One of the most significant had been at the expense of Rechburg, whose ruler at that time was Baron Manfred, The Baron had been a faithful supporter of the Emperor prior to the Religious wars but fell out of favour when he refused to ruthlessly persecute the protestants in the lands he ruled and had conquered, this refusal and the loss of favour finally resulted in the Baron changing sides and fighting for the Protestant cause. In the treaty all the nations of Europia had border adjustments but Rechburg lost the entire province of Ulrichstein, a situation that was guaranteed  to contribute to future wars. The new Realm created from the province was to become the Bishopric of Ulrichstein and it became part of the Hapburgian Empire.
 Ulrichstein was unique in Europia because it was the only  land equally populated with Protestant and Catholic peoples; it may have been  deemed by the treaty as part of the Catholic Hapburgian Empire, but the treaty also gave the Protestant powers of Rechburg, Flensburg and Pomonia protective rights over the protestant part of the population. This double protection was made at the insistence of Baron Manfred of Rechburg who was concerned the persecution of Protestants would continue if left unchecked. The Catholic population tended to reside in the east of the country while the Protestants settled mostly in the in the west. It was to be governed by a Catholic ruler.
The result was effectively a unsatisfactory diplomatic standoff, the Emperor could not cleanse his new province of protestants as he wished, for fear of igniting a new war. The protestant leaders had lost a province but gained a peace; at least for a short time.
 The first ruler of Ulrichstein had been the weak and ineffectual Bishop Burckhardt, as far as the Hapburgian Emperor all the successive Bishops had also been worthless; all fearful of the neighbouring protestant rulers. None would act without the protection of the Hapburgian Army, a situation the Emperor simply would not permit.
Thus this confusing diplomatic situation remained for many years until Bishop der Plonk came to the notice of the Emperor, here was a man who was utterly ruthless with the guile of a snake; the perfect ruler for Ulrichstein.

Subsequent Events taken from the story-line:
In the later Autumn of 1780 Bishop der Plonk launch a genocidal attack on the Protestants in Ulrichstein, the attacks were not directly authorised by the Emperor and eventually saw the intervention by Rechburg who attacked Ulrichstein to prevent further atrocities against the Protestants.
The Bishop was relieved of his post by a furious Emperor the last we have heard about the Bishop he was being escorted into Hapburgia. 

The Duchy of Flensburg

The ruler of the Duchy is Duke Christian II.

 The Duchy is Protestant and a nominal Ally to Rechburg. 
Flensburg was once part of the Danemark Kingdom but gained its independence at the conclusion of the First Northern War. 
The cause for the First Northern war was started in the Danemark Kingdom when the province of Flensburg which was mainly protestant revolted against the Catholic rule of the Danemark throne. The war quickly spread as Protestant and Catholic nations supported their respective parties. The war was concluded in a Danemark defeat and all parties recognising Flensburg as a separate and independent Duchy.

A new war erupted in 1478 between the Kingdom of Danemark and the Duchy of Flensburg it was concluded in 1519. There was no real territorial gain for either nation in that war and peace was maintained until the next Northern war in 1618 which continued until 1648 when the Kingdom of Danemark was utterly defeated with the help of Flensburg’s allies, Rechburg, Pomonia, Britannia and the Kingdom of Swadia. Flensburg gained more Danemark territory due to the peace treaty conditions. The peace has been maintained for over a hundred years, however now Danemark has regained its strength it has raised border issues with the Duchy.
Over the last 12 months Danemark has threatened war with Flensburg but on each occasion backed away from the brink because it lacked any real support from the rest of Europia.
The Danemarkian Government has started a diplomatic initiative to regain the land lost in the 1618-48 war, so far it has received cautious but conditional support from the Hapburgian Empire and Bergatonia, the Iberian Empire has offered support but like the Hapburgians it is dependent on the Danemark vote for the Papal throne.

The Duchy of Flensburg Army

1st Ducal Musketeer Garde Battalion – 700 – Veteran

1st  Infantry Brigade
1st Musketeer Regiment
1st Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
2nd Musketeer Battalion –  700 – Exp

2nd Musketeer Regiment
3rd musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
4th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp

3rd Lieb Regiment
5th Grenadier Battalion – 700 - Veteran
6th Grenadier Battalion – 700 – Veteran

1st Hussar regiment – 600 – Veteran
2nd Hussar Regiment – 700 – veteran

1st Medium Art Batt
2nd Light Art Batt

4,900 Infantry
1,300 Cavalry
6 x 9pdr Guns
6 x 6pdr Guns
4 x 5.5 How

The Duchy of Flensburg Navy
3 x 24 Gun Frigates.

As of the Winter 1780 5th Gren Battalion,2nd Light Art and 1st Hussar Regt are in Ulrichstein with the Rechburg Army.
Prince Hans (Eldest Son) is in command of the Flensburg Contingent.

The Grand Duchy of Pomonia

                                                  Grand Duke Oost Frieze

The ruler of the Grand Duchy of Pomonia  is Grand Duke Oost Frieze. He is a very strong supporter and ally of the Herzogtum von Rechburg and the Duchy of Flensburg. Duke Christian II of Flensburg married the Grand Dukes eldest daughter Sophia, a marriage that has cemented a strong alliance.
The Duchy is primarily a Protestant realm, however a strong Calvinist element has developed over recent years.
It was in Pomonia that the birth of Protestantism first took place in Europia, since then the Calvinists element has developed a strong backing in the Duchy. The Calvinists do not recognise a higher authority and they want to be ruled by a supreme Council of Protestant and Calvinist elders. Naturally this has caused considerable concern to Grand duke Oost Frieze. 
It is rumoured that the Calvinists  have been receiving secret support from outside the Grand Duchy, thus far source of that support has remained a mystery; even to the Calvinists
The Duchy has a moderate veteran Army, hates the Hapburgian Empire and it is rumoured that the Grand Duke will go to war against the Hapburgians at the drop of a hat if supported by allies.

The Reich Army of Pomonia

Pomonian Garde Infantry Regiment
1st Grenadier Garde battalion – 700 – Elite
2nd Grenadier Garde Battalion – 700 – Elite

Pomonian Garde Cavalry
3rd Pomonian Garde Cuirassier Regiment – 600 – elite

1st Pomonian Brigade
1st Pomonian Infantry Regiment
4th Grimmin Fusilier Battalion – 700 – Veteran
5th Feldberg Fusilier Battalion – 700 – Veteran
8th Jager Battalion – 700 – Experienced

2nd Pomonian Infantry Regiment
6th Muritz Fusilier Battalion – 700 – Veteran
7th Sanitz Fusilier Battalion – 700 – Veteran
9th Jager Battalion – 700 – Veteran

2nd Pomonian Brigade
3rd Pomonian Infantry Regiment
10th Meiningen Fusilier Battalion – 700 – Exp
11th Stratburg Fusilier Battalion – 700 – Exp
12th Jager Battalion  - 700 – Veteran

4th Pomonian Infantry Regiment
17th Griefswald Fusilier Battalion – 700 - Exp
14th Zirchow Fusilier Battalion – 700 - Veteran
16th Jager Battalion – 700 – Exp

1st Pomonian Heavy Cavalry Regiment – 700 – Exp
2nd Dragoon Regiment – 600 – Exp
3rd Uhlan Regiment – 600 – Vet

1st Heavy Battery – 12pdr
2nd Heavy battery – 12 pdr
3rd Heavy battery – 12 pdr.

7,700 Infantry
2,500 Cavalry
18x 12pdr
6 x 5.5 in How

Reich Navy

2 x 24 Gun Frigates
2 x 64 Gun SOL


The Kingdom of Danemark

                                                                 King Olaf

The ruler of Danemark is King Olaf, he succeeded his father two years ago and has spent most of that time rebuilding the Danemark military which was severely defeated in the Northern War. Its once large fleet is now a shadow of its old self, while the army has recovered very well.

There has been considerable improvement in relations with the Herzogtum von Rechburg while at the same time a deterioration in the relationship with the Duchy of Flensburg, a Duchy that was formed out of Danemark territory lost due to the peace terms at the conclusion of the Northern War.

Danemark is a Catholic nation, its religious sympathies lie with wherever the Papal seat is located, which means currently Hapburgia. With the likelihood of the Hapburgian Emperors death there will be a papal vote, Danemark is not contesting the seat so many of the catholic nations are wooing Danemark for its electoral vote.
The sister of King Olaf is Princess Charlotte who is the mother of Duke Rupert of the Duchy of Bergatonia.
Princess Charlotte had a brief affair with the then Prince Constantine II of Rechburg  the result of which was a baby boy called Rupert.

The couple were not allowed to marry due to religious differences and the wounds of the Northern wars were at that time quite prevalent in the mind of Olaf's father King Absolon. Instead King Absolon  offered a huge dowry to Duke Franz of Bergatonia to take Princess Charlotte as his wife and to raise her illegitimate son as his own.

King Absolon turned a deaf ear to the pleas of his daughter over the treatment she received at the hands of Duke Franz and treatment continued by her son when he assumed the Bergatonian throne. On King Olaf assuming the Danemark throne he made several representations to Duke Rupert to improve her conditions which were had virtually mean imprisonment for over twenty years. The conditions did improve for a while, but later during the Bergatonian - Rechburg war she was locked up as the Duke believed she was conspiring with Constantine II for her to replace Rupert on the Bergatonian throne.

Subsequent events taken from the story line:

King Olaf unlike his father was a pragmatist, he believed the means justifies the ends, thus he did not rigidly follow the premise that Religion should dictate foreign policy. In learning the reasons for Danemark's catastrophic defeats in the Northern War, Olaf had realised the other Catholic nations had stood by while Danemark battled alone what was to become known as the Northern alliance, a grouping of Protestant nations in Northern Europe.
Apart from platitudes and empty promises nothing by way of military support was offered from the Catholic Empires.
Thus in understanding this lesson King Olaf had two foreign Policy goals,
1-Whatever benefited Danemark was acceptable.
2-Regaining the lands that Danemark had lost in the Northern war, namely the Duchy of Flensburg.

To achieve the second King Olaf realised he had to make some sort of reapproachment with the Protestant nations namely Rechburg. To do this King Olaf had an ace up his sleeve, his sister Princess Charlotte. King Olaf's main policy now was to achieve an alliance through marriage with Rechburg using the well known love both Charlotte and Herzog Constantine shared for each other.
An alliance that may very well drive a wedge through Rechburg's dependence and loyalties of the other Protestant allies.

The Northern War. (A Brief History)

 In the 17th century the Kingdom of Danemark (now having been raised in the Imperial ranks for returning to the Catholic fold by a grateful Emperor) using the benefits of their strategic position in owning the straits into the Balik sea introduced oppressive trade duties, these tariffs were imposed on shipping passing through the straits seriously impeding the Swadish trade with the Northern Sea.
The heavy fees equally frustrated both the Margraf of Rechburg and Brittania, both of whom were starting to see real benefits of their trade with the Balik states in particular the Kingdom of Swadia.  As a result of the ever increasing trade the Margraftum of Rechburg joined an alliance with the Kingdom of Swadia, an alliance primarily designed to protect the new but very vulnerable trade routes. It was during this period that the King of Danemark with support and influence from the Hapburgian Empire finally decided that with Swadia heavily involved in a war with the Tsarist Empire it could begin to exert its influence over the north Europia States. The King Christian of Danemark made ever increasing demands that Rechburg withdraw from the alliance with the Kingdom of Swadia which it considered a direct threat upon itself.
The King of Danemark also began to attempt to exert some authority over the neutral city of Eggsburg. The neutrality of Eggsburg was vital for the commercial relations for many principalities in northern Europia, however with a hostile Danemark controlling the entrance to the Balik Straits and now they had designs on the other main trading route through northern Europia – the city of Eggsburg.
By May 1643 Danemark’s heavy-handed proceedings convinced the Swadian council of state to declare war on the Kingdom of Danemark; they also ordered General Tortoenstein to break off his victorious campaigns against the Tsarist Empire and to turn against Danemark.
In a lightening march through Pomonia General Tortoenstein struck back against the Danemarkian Army that was pushing the Pomoanian army back eastwards, his army exhausted after its 600-mile march arrived to face the Danemarkians at Oise in Central Flensburg.
 It was at this time that Margraf Constantine I of Rechburg declared war on the Kingdom of Danemark. This declaration only came after continued Danemarkian harassment of Rechburg trade on the Elbe combined interference in Rechburg internal affairs. The final straw came in 1618 when a Rechburg convoy of 3 unarmed trading ships travelling from Gurania and in the Northern Sea were attacked by ships of the Danemark Navy, all the ships and most of the crews were lost.
The Kingdoms of Brittania and Swadia were so concerned over the brazen Danemark naval attacks that they assured Margraf Constantine I that should he go to war against the Kingdom of Danemark Rechburg would receive military support from both nations.
 Meanwhile the Swadish General Tortoenstein drove his army against the Danemark Army occupying Flensburg territory; the Swadian and Danemark forces fought a major though inconclusive battle at Oise. Meanwhile at the same time as the Battle of Oise was being fought a Rechburg/Swadian Fleet gained a victory over the Danemark Navy in the Northern Sea. This Naval Battle was instrumental in breaking the Danemarkian dominance over the Northern Sea and to a lesser extent the Balik Sea.
All these gains seemed threatened however, when the Danemarkian General Galla recalled from retirement gathered a strong fresh army to march against Tortoenstein who was in Boisenburg trying to rest his exhausted army as well as gathering reinforcements. Initially the larger Danemarkian Army led by General Galla defeated Tortoenstein who withdrew back towards Boisenburg. The Rechburg Army lead by Constantine himself joined the Swadian Army at the Battle of Boisenburg; the Rechburg attack came at a vital time and place by attacking the Danemarkian Army in the rear thereby ensuring its total destruction during the battle of Boisenburg.
 In the peace of Eggsburg (25th August 1645) Swadia’s access to Western Europe was secured and the Margraf of Rechburg was rewarded by very favourable trade agreements with both Brittania and Swadia, the Margraf Constantine I was granted the title of Herzog Constantine, Rechburg now becoming the Herzogtum von Rechburg.
The city/Port of Eggsburg was once again classified as a neutral city and trade could resume on the large Eura River.


The Duchy of Wartenburg.

                                                               Prince Konstantin

                                                           Princess Arabella

The Ruler of the Duchy of Wartenburg is Prince Konstantin, a 53 year old prince who married Princess Arabella sister of the Hapburgian Emperor.
Prince Konstantin had been the leading ranking General in the Imperial Army until Archduke Ferdinand had started winning a series of battles in the east. These victories under the Archduke had changed the entire army hierarchy as the Emperor had promoted his brother over the heads of many capable Hapburgian and Imperial Generals.
Konstantin had resented Ferdinand as a pretentious upstart, he claimed to any who would listen winning battles in the east required no great skill, the Tsarist armies were pathetically inept, it was only here in the west where glory could be won. As Prince Konstantin would proclaim loud and clear, he had fought in the east and west and he had never been defeated.
Despite his protestations the Emperor had insisted Ferdinand take command of Imperial forces when and if required, that placed Konstantin only as commander of his Wartenburg army and even then he was subordinate to him if Ferdinand was present. It was a situation that was intolerable.
At first Princess Arabella had resented the dynastic marriage to Prince Konstantin, he wasn’t the man she had really wanted, the Princess had set her eyes on was King Joachim Friedrich of the Kingdom of Vandahalla, after all being a Queen was much grander than a mere Duchess or Princess.  Sadly however her brother the Emperor had other ideas and the marriage to Prince Konstantin had been contracted and finally arranged.
Over the years however Princess Arabella had found the Prince shared the same ambition as her, to raise themselves above being mere rulers of a Duchy, so together they had worked quietly scheming and plotting to either taking the Imperial throne as Emperor and Empress or extending their own territories and thus creating a Kingdom. The real aspect that frustrated both Konstantin and Arabella was Wartenburg was already larger than some Kingdoms yet the Emperor refused to raise it into a kingdom. The Emperor constantly reminded Konstantin that Wartenburg were Imperial lands for the Empire to rule, they would never be allowed to be made in a separate entity such as a kingdom.  Thus in the minds of Konstantin and Arabella they suspected that the Emperor intended to divide the Duchy into smaller realms at sometime in the future.

The possibility of Konstantin becoming Emperor while Archduke Ferdinand was alive was remote; there had never been any suggestion that Ferdinand be removed permanently. So for now Prince Konstantin and his wife waited, either for Ferdinand to stumble or an opportunity to declare themselves a kingdom possibly with other foreign support. To this end Prince Konstantin has already been in secret negotiations with Franconia, however at this stage they have not developed the discussion further, for fear that such an event as Wartenburg separating from Hapburgia would without a doubt plunge Europia into a full scale war.

The Duchy of Wartenburg was quite a large realm, in fact larger than some Kingdoms in Europia, for example it was larger than the Kingdom of Hollandaise and was slightly larger than the Kingdom of Vandahalla.
It was Imperial lands and had been part of the greater Hapburgia Kingdom during the 16th Century, yet for dynastic reasons it had been separated from Hapburgia to be ruled by a prince appointed by the Hapburgian Emperor.

The Duchy had suffered heavily during the last 3 decades of severe winters and droughts, perhaps worse than any other realm in Europia, however now the winters were shorter and the growing season had extended once more food was being grown in sufficient quantities to almost entirely feed its own population.
New coal, iron and copper mines had been opened in the last 3 years and smelters were now being developed. Coal was being exported and slowly the economy was shaking off the disastrous effects of the previous decades and was expanding.
The greatest problem for Wartenburg is the small population, caused by the massive loss of life due to the  decades of severe storms, starvation and pestilence. The lack of population restricts the rate of growth and the size of its army

To the west of Wartenburg was the unstable realm of Bergatonia ruled by the Mad Duke, it was a realm that Prince Konstantin looked upon with some relish, as the Bergatonian Duke had no hereditary line for succession when the Duke died it was likely there would be a scramble for his lands, a scramble Wartenburg would be ready for. After all the possibility of the Mad Duke being killed was a real possibility considering the way he ruled his people, so once again Prince Konstantin and his wife would wait and see.
To the north were the Herzogtum von Rechburg and the Bishopric of Ulrichstein.
Prince Konstantin had spent considerable time improving relations with Rechburg and they develop a relationship that allowed trade that benefited both realms . However all that likely had changed when the Archduke took command of some Wartenburg units and attacked Rechburg military units in Ulrichstein.

To the south was the Duchy of Badenwald and the Bishopric of Eifentol.

The Duchy of Badenwald was a neutral realm, though it had strong ties with the Franconian Empire, it was also on good terms with the Duchy of Wartenburg.

Wartenburg Army

1st Wartenburg Division (General Maynert)
1st Guard Brigade (General Regele)
1st Grenadier Battalion – Vet – 7 stands
2nd Grenadier Battalion – Vet – 7 stands

2nd Brigade (Brigade General Muller)
3rd Battalion – Exp – 7 stands
4th Battalion – Exp – 7 stands
5th Jager Battalion – Vet – 7 stands

3rd Brigade (Brigade General Wrede)
6th Wartenburg battalion – Exp – 7stands
7th Wartenburg battalion – Exp – 7 stands
8th Wartenburg Battalion – Conscript – 7 stands
9th Wartenburg battalion – Conscript 7 stands

2nd Medium Art Batt

2nd Wartenburg Division (General Rossi)

4th Brigade – (Brigade General Romer)
11th Wartenburg Battalion – Exp - 7 stands
12the Wartenburg Battalion – Exp – 7stands
13th Wartenburg Battalion – Exp – 7 stands
14th Jager Battalion – Exp – 7stands
5th Brigade – (Brigade General Kuntzel)
15th Battalion – Conscript – 7 stands
16th Battalion – Conscript – 7 stands
17th Battalion – Exp – 7 stands
18th Battalion – Exp – 7 stands

1st Medium artillery Battery

1st Wartenburg Cavalry Brigade Brigade General Kotaesk)
1st Heavy Cavalry Brigade
2nd Heavy Cavalry Brigade

2nd Wartenburg Cavalry Brigade (Brigade General Jeschonnek)
3rd Hussar Regiment - Exp
4th Dragoon Regiment - Exp
5th Dragoon Regiment – Exp
2nd Light HA Battery

Following on from the storyline and subsequent events.

In the last weeks of the autumn of 1784 Prince Konstantin and Princess Arabella were involved in a coup against Archduke Ferdinand of Hapburgia. Ferdinand was away in Ulrichstein fighting the Rechburgians when his brother Emperor Charles I died. Konstantin and Arabella convinced the Hapburgian Court and Archduke Eugene that Ferdinand had also been killed, when they was no word from him it was assumed he had indeed died and steps were made to install Eugene as Emperor. Eugene had a far weaker personality than Ferdinand and he agreed that once he was Emperor he would raise Wartenburg to the status of Kingdom.
However Ferdinand returned from the war before the coronation and Konstantin and Arabella realising if they were caught Ferdinand would have no mercy so they fled back to Wartenburg. Hampered by the winter Ferdinand was unable to raise and army to pursue them so he had to wait.
In that period Konstantin had made an agreement with Franconia who would support them if they declared themselves separate from the Hapburgian Empire. This they did raising the flag of rebellion and in the Spring of 1785 the Wartenburg war commenced.


Duchy of Badenwald

                                                          Duke Emile Bavelear

The Duchy of Badenwald is ruled by Duke Emile Bavelear aged 53, he is a widower and has a son Joseph (22) and a daughter Maria (20)
The capital of Buchenwald is Eisenach, the Duchy has a large fortress in the North Eastern provinces in the city of Traben.
Duke Emile Bavelear was married to Anna Burgoyne a niece of the late Emperor Michael II of Franconia.
Duchess Anna died two years ago.

Badenwald is quite a progressive Duchy in that like Ulrichstein it has a considerable Protestant and Catholic representation, unlike Ulrichstein however those in Badenwald live in harmony with each other and are very loyal to their Duke.

The Duchy produces a fine wine, and has a developing mining industry, its main exports are however crops and horses. The Badenwald horse studs are renown throughout Europia for breeding top quality horses for the Europia military. It also has recently started a fine cloth industry importing silks and dyes from the Franconia colonies.

Duchy of Badenwald is firmly under the protection of the Franconian Empire, though not officially allied they co-exist under the friendliest relationships.

Buchenwald Military

Duchy of Badenwald Garde Infantry Brigade
1st Buchenwald Grenadier Guard Battalion – 700 – Veteran
2nd Buchenwald Grenadier Guard Battalion – 700 – Veteran
3rd Buchenwald Guard Jager Battalion – 600 – Elite
1st Heavy Garde Art Batt - Elite

1st Badenwald Infantry Brigade
4th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
5th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
6th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
7th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
8th Jager Battalion – 700 – Exp
2nd Medium Art Batt

2nd Badenwald Militia Infantry Brigade
9th Militia Battalion – 600 – Exp
10th Militia Battalion – 600 – Exp
11th Militia Battalion – 600 – Exp
12th Militia jager Battalion – 600 – exp
3rd medium Art Batt

The Ducal Garde Cavalry Brigade:
1st Garde Carabineer Regiment – 600 – Elite
2nd Garde Cuirassier Regiment – 600 – Veteran
3rd Uhlan Regiment – 600 – Veteran
2nd Heavy Cavalry Brigade
4th Heavy cavalry Regiment – 600 - Veteran
5th Heavy Cavalry Regiment – 600 - Veteran

3rd Uhlan Brigade
6th Uhlan Regiment – 600 – exp
7th Uhlan Regiment – 600 – exp
4th Light HA Battery

4th light Cavalry Brigade
8th Dragoon regiment – 600 – Exp
9th Hussar Regiment – 600 – Exp
10th Hussar regiment – 600 - Exp
5th Light HA Battery


The Kingdom of Vandahalla

                                                                King Otto Thurheim

The Kingdom is ruled by King Otto Thurheim, he is a cousin to Emperor Ferdinand. Vandahalla is a loyal supporter of the Hapburgian Empire, it has been involved in many wars and border skirmishes with the Tsarist Empire in particular but also against the Duchy of Pomonia.
Vandahalla is primarily a agricultural Kingdom, its heavy industry is quite small and mostly centred around the capital of Bunderburg, the majority of industry would be considered craft industry.
There have been attempts by King Thurheim to improve the economic base, however the combination of severe winters, plague and constant wars have hampered any progress considerably.

King Otto was considered to be quite mad, but in truth it was more a case that Otto and his wife Queen Sohia were eccentric. Despite Otto's apparent quirkiness he was a stalwart in support of his cousin Empeor Ferdinand, he was generous to his people and much loved by them. On the field of  battle he was probably the most colourfully dressed general one would hope to ever see, sadly his performance did not dazzle as much as his clothes and was rated a "poor" general.

Fortunately the Kingdom was well served by Prince Christian II, a 24 year old General who was rated Good as a General. he usually had the field command of the army. Christian was also like his father in that he was staunchly loyal to the Hapburgian Empire. 

The Army of the Kingdom of Vandahalla

Garde Brigade
1st Garde Grenadier Regiment
1st Garde Grenadier Battalion – 700- Elite
2nd Garde Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Veteran
3rd Garde jager Battalion – 700 – Veteran
1st Heavy battery

1st Infantry Brigade
2nd Infantry regiment
4th Musketeer Battalion – 700-Exp
5th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
3rd Infantry Regiment
6th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
7th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
8th Jager Battalion – 600 – Exp
2nd Medium Battery

2nd Infantry Brigade
4th Infantry regiment
9th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
10th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
5th Infantry regiment
11th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
12th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
13th Jager Battalion – 700 – Exp
3rd Medium Battery

  3rd Infantry Brigade
6th Infantry Regiment
14th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
15th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
7th Infantry Regiment
16th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
17th Musketeer Battalion – 700 – Exp
18th Jager Battalion – 600 – Exp
4th Medium Battery

4th Landwehr Brigade
8th Landwehr Regiment
19th Landwehr Battalion – 600 – Mil/Exp
20th Landwehr Battalion – 600 – Mil/Exp
21st Landwehr Battalion – 600 – Mil/Exp
9th Landwehr Regiment
22nd Landwehr Battalion – 600 – Mil/exp
23rd Landwehr Battalion – 600 – Mil/Exp
24th Landwehr Battalion – 600 – Mil/Exp

5th Heavy Cavalry Brigade
25th Cuirassier Regiment – 600 – Exp
26th Cuirassier regiment – 600 – exp

6th Light Cavalry Brigade
27th Uhlan regiment – 600 – Exp
28th Uhlan Regiment – 600 – Exp
29th Hussar Regiment – 600 – Exp
6th Light Horse Battery

7th Landwehr Light Cav brigade
30th Landwehr Hussar regiment – 600 – Mil/Exp
31st Landwehr Hussar Regiment – 600 – Mil/Exp


Kingdom of Hollandaise

King Friedrich II (75)
King Friedrich is a very prudish man and these days he rarely is seen out amongst his people who now mainly due to his popularity being very low amongst them.. He lives in fear that they will revolt, which is rather odd because in the past he was considered a kind ruler. He is very fond of his daughter in law who in return is devoted to him
As a General he would rate "Poor"

His son Prince William (30)
He is married. He is considered a pleasant man, both just and moral, perhaps a little cautious in thought which makes him slow to react. As a general he is rated "Poor". he is dominated by his wife who has a great deal of influence over him.

Princess Elizabeth
Princess Elizabeth has been the main force in the Hollandaise and figured prominently in drawing Hollandaise into an alliance with Brittania.
She is considered Ambitious for Hollandaise and is dedicated to her husband and her father in law. It is said by some she sometimes oversteps her position, it is assumed her over confidence is a factor in this. She is very much loved by the people.

 The Kingdom of Hollandaise has been considered neutral over the last few years, this year however there has been a significant movement towards making an alliance with the Brittanic Empire. No doubt Hollandaise will look to the Brittanic Empire to protect its mercantile Fleet and the Empire can hire Hollandaise troops to deploy in its garrisons.

The Kingdom has resisted approaches by Rechburg to be drawn into an alliance though it does maintain good relations with the Herzogtum.

It also maintains good relations with the Duchy of Neider.

Royal Guard Brigade
1st Grenadier Regiment - 2 Bns (1400) Vet
2nd Grenadier Regiment - 2 Bns (1400) Vet
1st Royal Light Infantry Bn – (700) Vet
5th Hvy Batt (800)

1st Brigade
3rd Regiment – 2 Bns (1400) Exp
4th Regiment – 2 Bns (1400) Exp
2nd LI Bn – (700) Vet
1st Med Batt – (800)

2nd Brigade
6th Regiment – 2 Bns (1400) Exp
7th Regiment – 2 Bns (1400) Exp
3rd Li Inf Bn (700) Exp
2nd Med Batt (800)

3rd Brigade (This Brigade has just been hired to Brittanic Gurania)
8th Regiment – 2 Bns (1400) Exp
9th Regiment – 2 bns (1400) Exp
4th Li Bn (700) Exp
3rd Med Batt

1st Cavalry Brigade
1st Uhlan regiment – (700) Vet
2nd Uhlan Regiment – (700) Vet
3rd Dragoon Regiment – (700) Exp
4th HA Batt (800)

3 x 64
4 x 36 Frigates


Duchy of Neider

Duke Anton Louvois age 66.
He is a stubborn man, modest in  his nature. Considered a subtle and Cunning man and very popular with the troops, as a General he is rated “Average”.
Though catholic and a Franconian client state he does not trust the Emperor and would seek away to become more independent.

Duchess Matilda
Very ambitious she is considered the power behind the throne. She is considered an intelligent and bright woman but has a tendency to gossip.

Prince Eduard  age 40
He is shy but considered clever. He is loved by the troops and the people. As a general he is rated “Good”.

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