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
Options for the Plattelanders
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.