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Prussian empire - Flashpoint Holstein

November 8, 2004 9:39 PM - Posted by Alan - Category: Campaigns

Holstein is a small border town in Platteland. It is a market town, attracting the local farmers who come to sell their cabbages and pigs. It appears to be of little strategic importance, but has a political interest as a former Prussian town, grabbed (liberated) by the Plattelanders during the great religious conflicts of the 17th Century. Its remote location and small population have made it a quiet and safe location. Until now.

The Prussian airforce has airlifted two battalions of troops to the region. They surprised and easily overcame local defences and have seized the town. Armoured reinforcements are on the way from the nearby Prussian barracks of Woi.

In response, the Platteland Government has sent its second brigade of infantry plus a regiment of armoured cars, who were stationed near Binnenland, to the conflict zone.

On both sides, there is now evidence of general mobilisation.

What will happen?

Options for the Prussians

  • withdraw

  • dig in and defend, limiting incursions to Holstein

  • take offensive actions, eg bombing of roads and brdges, reinforcing with armour, send U-boats to Zuidhafn

  • start to negotiate

Options for the Plattelanders

  • concede Holstein

  • take counter measures, eg against Wocht or border stations

  • pitched battle for Holstein

  • negotiate

  • call on Albion or Rusland for help

Events in Albion

The general election has taken place and the pro-Prussian Liberal Government has lost its majority in Paliament. The opposition Conservatives have combined with independents to form a new government under Prime Minister Elgar. In reaction to the Prussian provocation in Holstein, a debate is taking in the House of Parliament. What will the outcome be?

The problem is that the Conservatives are split, the Liberals are demoralised and the small Workers Party could hold the balance. The small group of Highland Nationalists, who are in revolt against the Albion government do not normally participate in these debates, but they may also turn up at the Parliament and vote in favour of the Prussians.

  • Agreement to intervene militarily

  • Issue a statement of protest

  • Agree that this is a local dispute on the continent

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Comments on this entry

Ah, but you see, sir, this was all a horrible mistake. You see, these paratroopers were just training and mistook your peaceful village of Holstein for a training range (to be fair to them, the festivities going on at the time did result in the presence of many of your countrymen dressed in various bright colors, and might have led to the confusion when seen from the air, as they collectively bear an uncanny resemblance to the jump target at said training range). So no harm done there.

And that armoured column just across the hills is only coming to shop for pigs. It is well known that due to your liberal government, your state does not impose large taxes on your farmers, hence the alluringly low price of your produce.


Bartholomeus Enterich Adjunct to the Third Secretary to the Minister of Propaganda Prussia

November 9, 2004 8:36 AM - Posted by Robartes