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Hats off to the Sudrian Grande Armee by TheSudrianLandscaper
Hats off to the Sudrian Grande Armee
I do not own any of these images, they are from 'TheNewCavalier' on Youtube. 
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Archducal Unification Plan (AUP) by TheSudrianLandscaper
Archducal Unification Plan (AUP)
A WAR TO END ALL WARS IN SUDRIA, AND THE LAST STEP TOWARDS UNIFICATION. (So not inspired by Bismarck and the WWI Schlieffen Plan)
:icontheanonymoosetmas:
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Battle of Cabalnoo by TheSudrianLandscaper
Battle of Cabalnoo
After the Battle of Hawin Ab, Archducal forces are split into 3 columns. The Number 1 column heads south to capture Kellsthorpe, Number 2 comumn heads north to secure Shen Ven Valley, and the Number 3 column heads south to capture Kirk Ronan. However, half way to Kirk Ronan the number 3 column encounters Norramby's van guard, composed of cavalry and involuntary irregulars (13,000 men), which was positioned to make time for reinforcements marching to reinforce Rolf's Castle. The column, commanded by MG Harold Sydney, and composed of 1,400 men of infantry and artillery, form squares with artillery and maxim/gatling guns positioned in the corners to provide supporting fire. The Archducal troops prevail, marching on to Kirk Ronan, and then to Rolf's Castle where the number 3 and 1 columns will meet; Norrambic troops are able to reinforce Rolf's Castle. 

Date: December 30, 2017
Location: Cabalnoo 
Result: Archucal Victory
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Belligerents: 
Archduchy of Sudria | Earldom of Norramby

- Colony of the Plight of Orry | None
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Commanders and Leaders: 
MG Harold Sydney | Earl of Norramby
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Strength: 
~1,400 | 13,000
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Casualties and Losses:
76 wounded | 1,100 wounded
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Battle of Hawin Ab by TheSudrianLandscaper
Battle of Hawin Ab
Date: December 25, 2017
Archduchy of Sodor, Lordship of Walney
Strength: 25,000 Infantry
1,000 Cavalry
40 Guns
Casualties: 1,347
Bitaparte Defenders(Earl/Boxford)
Strength: 28,000
Casualties: 5,000

Result: Tactical Archducal and Walnese Victory; Strategical Bitaparte withdrawal.
Territorial Changes: Occupation of Cronk, Killdane, and the Cronk Fuel Depot; Near destruction of Boxford, Security of the Eastern border between the Archduchy and Norramby
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Strategic Positioning of Archducal Troops. by TheSudrianLandscaper
Strategic Positioning of Archducal Troops.
This is just a map of where the main Archducal forces are located to repel expected attacks by the "Bipartite Defenders" [Earl + Boxford].

Blue: No. 1 Column (Main Detachment of the Army of Sudria (Stationed at Suddery) Archduke Alistair McLaws
Overall Strength
16,000
  - 15,700 Sudrians
  - 300 Native Contingent
  - 18 Guns
  - 2 Gatling Guns
  - 1 Rocket Battery

Yellow: No. 2 Column (Detachment of the Army of Suddery) (Stationed at Norbridge) Lord Bauwmeister
Overall Strength
1,850 
 - 1,700 Sudrians
 - 150 Native Contingent
10 Guns
1 Gatling Gun
2 Rocket Batteries

Red: No. 3 Column (Detachment of the Army of Suddery) (Stationed at Marthwaite) Marshal DeSutter
Overall Strength
5,550
  - 5,500 Sudrians
  - 50 Native Contingent
2 Guns
1 Gatling Gun
1 Rocket Battery

Light Blue: Naval Detachment (Stationed at the Alisterian Strait, Sudrian Sea (Faarkey-a-Sudragh), and the Walney Channel) Admiral Huntersson

Overall Strength
3,000 (Naval Contingent)
50 Ships
- Alisterian Strait
   - 25 Ships
- Sudrian Sea (Faarkey-a-Sudragh)
   - 15 Ships
- Walney Channel
   - 10 Ships
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Siege of Ulfstead Castle

*PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIMES ON THE PICTURES, I FORGOT TO CHANGE THEM BEFORE I TOOK THE SCREENSHOT. ENJOY :D*

(SFBC) VOl. III

Prologue
  It was a sunny morning on the Island of Sodor. Army numbers during the Archducal Uprisings were dwindling, so every battle was an important one. The Army of Suddery had been marching for a half a day, already covering about 16 miles. closing in on Ulfstead Castle, of which the Archduke hoped to capture. The next day they prepared to form up on the open battlefield, not surprised as they saw the Earl's army north of the heights. It is the end of the Archducal Uprisings. The time was approximately 9:00 AM The army compositions are as follows:

Combined forces of Norramby, Boxford, and Lambrecht:
Commanders: Sir King Earl Richard Robert of Norramby, Duke of Boxford, Earl of Lambrecht
16,000 Men 28 Guns
Combined forces of the Archduchy of Sodor, and Lordship of Walney:
Commanders: Archduke Alistair McLaws, Lord General Bauwmeister
Subordinates: Major General DeSutter
7,200 30 Guns
ACT I
  At about 10:30 AM, the armies were positioned and the battle was ready to begin, however, the battle did not begin until 11:00AM. On his right flank facing Norramby's cavalry and Boxford's corps at Ulfstead (town), Archduke McLaws placed Bauwmeister's corps and was given three batteries of the artillery of the guard, in the center was the Imperial Guard under McLaws' personal command, and finally on the left flank, Major General DeSutter was put in command of two divisions and two batteries. On his left flank, Norramby (who has taken the option of defending even though he has a larger force), places half of his force under the command of the Earl of Lambrecht, Boxford in the center occupying the town of Ulfstead and the hill to the west of it, and finally on the right, Norramby places his cavalry of which he places under his personal command. 

ACT II
  "Give this to Lord Bauwmeister, tell him to go ahead with the attack", ordered the Archduke, "Godspeed". "Sir." The battle started with a fierce artillery barrage. Proving better firepower and accuracy, Bauwmeister's corps prevails and pushes forward his infantry, confronting Boxford's men in the west side of the town while Norramby's cavalry brigade moves behind the town attempting to flank the attack, but are instead caught up by Baumeister's cavalry, forcing Norramby to retreat and regroup to the hill off to the west side of the town where Boxford's main force lies, with Baumeister's cavalry guarding the left from any further attacks. Out of panic the men holding Ulfstead disperse and Baumeister takes the town, now concentrating his forces on the hill. 
ACT III
  It is now 13:00 and Bauwmeister meets up with the Archduke, the two discussing what has been achieved and what to do next. "Sir, I have taken the town of Ulfstead, taking relatively light casualties thanks to the artillery, forced Norramby's cavalry into a retreat but certain regroup, and I am now concentrating my forces on the hill just outside of the town." "Good, Good. I will send the Guard to protect your right from any possible attack from Lambrecht's corps, as it seems he fears moving so we should not be seeing any action of his today." "Yes, sir."

ACT IV
  *13:40. Bauwmeister is preparing to attack the hill; Imperial Guard is marching into formation on their right, accompanied by two batteries of artillery of the guard and cavalry protecting Bauwmeister's left.* Lord Baumeister rode out in front of his men, drew his sword and said, "Forwards!" His men chorused with him, "Forwards! March!" As soon as they reached the base of the hill they began to take devastating volleys of musket fire and double canister shot. Everyone was ordered to lie down and take cover while Archduke's Own Walnese Flanker Company spread out, attempting to pick off enemy troops and cover the advance. At this point the Band (who decided to take the cover of some nearby rocks) began playing to Sudrian National Anthem to boost moral. Archduke McLaws rode up and observed the scene. Lord Bauwmeister rode up to the Archduke, "We have to take that hill, sir!" The Archduke looked towards the guard, "Forwards! Hold your fire for my command!" Immediately the guard stood at attention. The band of the guard, taking cover behind the them rose up, and the conductor quickly rose his baton and said, "The Victory March." At that everyone rose and doubled quick marched up the hill. Both Baumeister and McLaws ordered their men in sync, "Halt! Lie down! At one-hundred yards! Volley fire present! Aim! Fire!" Boxford's batteries were being surrounded by artillery shells from the artillery of the guard, but could not return fire as they were trying to repel Bauwmeister's forces approaching them. "Charge!" was the command heard round the Island. Every manly heart raced up the hill and crashed like a tsunami, pouring over the wall as if it was a massive flood, and were met with the last shots of canister from Boxford's artillery, causing the guards to waver, "Hold your positions! Hold your positions! Use your bayonets!" The artillery raced up the hillside and unlimbered their guns just as Boxford's men retreated. The artillery opened fire with double canister, cutting down troops like grass. "Guard! Halt! Pour it into them boys! Fire!" The two generals met at the mill in the center of the hill and shook hands, they took the hill within one hour and 2 minutes. 
ACT V
  All forces under Lambrecht and what was left of Norramby and Boxford's forces formed around the city preparing more defenses to put up a last stand for Uflstead castle, except for a small detachment of Lambrecht's force guarding a mile away from the entrance of the castle, expecting to defeat what they thought was DeSutter's small brigade. However, Norramby and boxford regrouped and positioned themselves on the inclined towards the side of the castle along with Norramby's cavalry preparing for a flanking move. Both armies take the rest of the afternoon to reform and rest for the night. 

ACT VI
  The next morning, the Archduke has grouped his forces into four large Divisions. DeSutter, with the IV division holds his position and prepares an attack on Lambrecht, the first and third divisons preparing to attack the castle and the second division holding the hill, while the cavalry guards the flank of the castle expecting a flanking move from Norramby. DeSutter is ordered to attack the small Lambrecht force and prevails but the small force regroups and retreats to the castle. The first and third divisons attack the side of the castle, where Norramby charges his cavalry only to find that the division formed square and Bauwmeister's small cavalry unit routs Norramby who retreats within the fortress. Heavy artillery opens up on Boxford's remaining troops and the castle, heavily damaging the wall allowing sappers to knock a small portion down enough to get in and shout, "LONG LIVE SODOR! LONG LIVE THE ARCHDUKE!" The invading infantry are met with charges from Lambrecht's fresh troops and quickly retreat and regroup. Meanwhile, DeSutter breaks through the main gate but is mortally wounded as he is shot on his horse, distracting Lambrecht's troops allowing the third division to easily come in and overwhelm them. Out of panic the entire force routs, trying to find any way to escape. As the Archduke's Imperial Guard swarm in, Norramby's remaining cavalry charges in hope to buy time for the army to escape. The Archducal flag is risen on the flag pole; another region lost to La Belle Alliance, and one step closer to the end of the Archducal Uprisings. 

  Two hours later the casualties are rounded up. They read as follows:

Result: Decisive Archducal Victory

Combined forces of Norramby, Boxford, and Lambrecht:
Casualties: 4,700
Dead: 743
Wounded 3,000
Captured: 957
15 standards captured

Combined forces of the Archduchy of Sodor, and the Lordship of Walney:
Casualties: 1,200
Dead: 143, Major General DeSutter (Mortally Wounded)
Wounded: 1,000
Captured: 57
No standards lost

THE END
Trailer to the newest volume of (SFBTC) by TheSudrianLandscaper
Trailer to the newest volume of (SFBTC)
Well here is everyone! The trailer to the newest volume of (SFBTC)! As you look at the picture above you may be asking yourself: WHAT IS GOING ON? IS THERE GOING TO BE A REVOLUTION? IS THAT THE ARCHDUKE POINTING TO A CONSTITUTION? IS THAT LORD BAUWMEISTER?



ALL I CAN SAY IS...STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEWEST VOLUME OF (SFBTC) AND FIND OUT?
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Archdukes Wardrobe by TheSudrianLandscaper
Archdukes Wardrobe
Here ladies and gentlemen is one of the Archduke's army uniforms from his wardrobe. 
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Stories From Behind the Crown Vol. II: Attempted Assassination


Prologue

    It has been approximately two weeks since the start of the Archducal Uprising, and the exile of First Minister Charlie Hatt. Current Forces are Brennery-Wells, (along with colonies), Walney, some Normanbic forces, and Regaby, (Headed by the Archduke), versus Norramby, Boxfordshire, Callan, Lambrecht, and Normanbic forces, (Headed by the Earl). A current 30-day armistice is put into place between the Earl and Archduke. The reconstruction of the McLaws estate is complete.

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ACT I

    It was a sunny day on the Isle of Sudria. The air was fresh, farmers markets were opened, and there were many people taking a stroll, enjoying the great weather. Meanwhile, the Archduke was getting ready to take a tour around Suddery with his very close cousin, Viscount Anthony, imagining all the things he wanted to do before the armistice was over. “Do you think I look good in his outfit, George?”, the Archduke asked his butler as he tried on a uniform with a white coat and reddish-orange dress pants. [Both cousins would be matching]. “It looks stupendous, sire”, the butler replied with enthusiasm. “Well then I’ll be on my way”, the Archduke said as he began walking through the grand foyer. “Bu...but wait, sire I haven’t explained your itinerary for the day with Viscount Anthony!”, the butler shouted in protest. “I don’t need an itinerary, I’m just going to do things as they come up”, he said carelessly. The butler continued to follow the Archduke across the grass into a massive, nicely built, log garage, where the two met Viscount Anthony. The two greeted each other warmly before they climbed into the carriage. “Well look at you, becoming Archduke was impossible to achieve.” The carriage began moving and before they knew it, the Archduke’s grenadier guards closed the gates just as the carriage and horse guards cleared the exit.
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ACT II

    “I wish we had a city this beautiful in Elsbridge”, commented the Viscount. “Well pick out some shrubbery while we look around and I’ll have my train deliver it. It’s on the house”, the Archduke urged. “If you insist”, replied the Viscount with excitement. As they approached the town hall [of Suddery] one of the horse guards noticed a man walking suspiciously close in proximity to the carriage. The man wore a midnight black frock coat with the collar flipped up so that it covered the majority of his face and neck, along with wearing a fedora to top everything off. “Sir, for the safety of not just the Archduke and the Viscount but yourself, I ask that you please keep a your distance from the carriage”, the horse guard said as politely as possible. The man did nothing. The horse guard trotted out of line and approached the man and repeated himself. This time, the man heeded to the horse guard’s request. The horse guard stepped back into line and the party continued on with their day. About a half an hour later at approximately 10:30 they passed by a long quonset hut, similar to the ones you would see at a festival. The Archduke put his hand up signaling for the driver to halt the carriage so they could get off and look around. The two were accompanied by the same horse guard, whom dismounted. They entered the quonset hut, and after about fifteen minutes of looking around the Viscount picked out some bushes, plants, and other shrubbery of his liking. “You don’t have to follow us around”, said the Archduke. “I just feel better having you in my sight, just for your protection”, replied the horse guard anxiously. The Archduke nodded and the two royals walked to the checkout.
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ACT III

    It wasn’t long before they boarded the carriage, and were off again. This time the suspicious man was insight of the horse guard once again, however, he thought nothing of it.

    After periods of time the man began to come closer and closer every few minutes, trying to make himself look like he was minding his own business like a normal citizen. But again, the man started to walk beside the carriage. Annoyed, a different horse guard approached the man when all of a sudden...like a flash of light, the man took hold of the door and leaped into the carriage. He immediately pulled out a gun and yelled, “SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!”, as he shot twice, hitting the Archduke once in the shoulder and once in the chest. In panic, people ran in all directions, shouting, and screaming. Even more screaming from the carriage added to the terror that unexpectedly erupted. As the Viscount got up to pull out his sword he was pinned down and the assassin then pulled out a knife (it was this point that the man removed his hat) and slashed the Viscount’s arm, while shooting him once in the chest, and yelled once more, “DOWN WITH THE HOUSE OF SUDRIA!”. Then three more shots rang out, coming from the horse guards behind the carriage, “BAM! BAM! BAM!”, the assassin jerked back then fell into the chair opposite the two cousins. Blood everywhere. Some horse guards were thrown off by their horses. The driver tried his best to calm the team of horses to keep the carriage from moving. The shriek of sirens came around the corner as ambulances swarmed the area, immediately unloading stretchers and other equipment. The medics carefully carried the screaming Viscount and Archduke onto stretchers, ripped open their bloody uniforms, loaded them into the ambulance, and raced to the hospital.
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ACT IV

    At the hospital, about several hours later, people jammed the parking lot, many of them holding signs that said 'God save the McLaws'' [has the quotation marks because one is to say McLaws' for the plural and the other to end what the sign is saying] ,and other prayers, waiting for any sort of news on the two cousin’s conditions. Right then a doctor walked out and the crowd became quiet. His addressed speech was brief, and goes as follows:


     “Both patients are in stable condition and are expected to be checked out of the hospital tomorrow afternoon.”


    The crowd cheered, and hearing the news, the Earl, both the Duke of Boxford and Lambrecht attended, as well as Lord Callan, and the Hatt family watching from their TV's in exile.

    The next day’s newspaper didn’t hesitate on incorporating every little detail about the incident. Newspaper stands across the island were packed with people eager to read about the attempted assassination. “EXTRA! EXTRA!”, the paper boy shouted, “ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION! READ ALL ABOUT IT!” As said, the Archduke and Viscount were discharged from the hospital that afternoon.

A day after their discharge, the two cousins made a speech on TV which goes as follows:

"We know the event was scary, and it could have most likely been prevented if I wasn't so careless over our security on that that day of terror. But all we can say is that God was watching over us, and although we have many people to thank for aiding us in our survival, there is no one more to thank than God himself."

    Even after that incident, the Archducal Uprising raged on, that is until the Earl, Duke of Boxford, and Lambrecht sued for peace, after convincing themselves that the attempted  assassination was partly their fault, causing people to rebel against the Archduke. But that’s another story for another time.

Hello Everyone this is just a little tid bit from the next "Stories from behind the Crown". Enjoy and tell me what you think and if you have any ideas of modifications that I should make, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to put it in the comments! :DD


Assassination attempt on the Archduke

    The Archduke is taking a stroll in his royal carriage through suddery, when a man walking suspiciously close to the carriage pulls out a knife and jumps into the carriage trying to slash the Archduke. Panic spreads through the crowd, as people run in all directions. Some horse guards are thrown off by their horses. However, the Archduke grabs hold of the assassin’s arms and tries to push the assassin off of him. The assassin gets hold of the Archduke’s sword and is about to thrust the sword into the Archduke when all of a sudden…”BAM! BAM! BAM!” Three shots rang out, fired by the horse guards. The assassin jerks back and falls into the seat opposite the Archduke. Blood Everywhere.


Hello Everyone this is just a little tid bit from the next "Stories from behind the Crown". Enjoy and tell me what you think and if you have any ideas of modifications that I should make, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to put it in the comments! :DD
Assassination attempt on the Archduke


    The Archduke is taking a stroll in his royal carriage through suddery, when a man walking suspiciously close to the carriage pulls out a knife and jumps into the carriage trying to slash the Archduke. Panic spreads through the crowd, as people run in all directions. Some horse guards are thrown off by their horses. However, the Archduke grabs hold of the assassin’s arms and tries to push the assassin off of him. The assassin gets hold of the Archduke’s sword and is about to thrust the sword into the Archduke when all of a sudden…”BAM! BAM! BAM!” Three shots rang out, fired by the horse guards. The assassin jerks back and falls into the seat opposite the Archduke. Blood Everywhere.


Stories From Behind the Crown

Volume 1

"The Will"

Part 2

About ten minutes later they arrived at Suddery Station and boarded the royal train, in the case an LB&SCR K2 Class, which did not stop until it reached Knapford to take on water, and then made a final trip to Elsbridge station where the two were picked up by the royal carriage. By the time they were insight of the Elsbridge Estate it was already lunch time, and hoped they would be offered some sort of refreshments when they arrived. “What a lovely home”, remarked the Archdukes Aide. While approaching the estate gates, two guards, who obviously just finished eating some donuts due to the mass amounts of crumbs on their face, and after some questioning of their presence the guards were satisfied enough to let them in and opened the gates. The carriage stopped at the end of the driveway and walked up to the front doors which resembled those of French doors but smaller. They were greeted by a butler who showed the two to some comfy seats in the main foyer. “Kindly wait here until I return with instruction on your visit”, the butler said in a formal tone. He spoke again before taking off, “In the meanwhile can I get you two anything of interest?” “Lunch would be nice”, replied the Aide. “Very well.”, said the butler as he ascended up the staircase. A few moments later he returned, “Please follow me”, he said while motioning the two to follow him up the stairs, escorting them down the hall to a small arch. The trio entered into a living room, with a flat screen TV above the mantle of the fireplace, a leather couch and against the wall with two chairs near the entry of the arch along with a wooden table between them, and a bigger coffee table in the center of it all. Along the back wall in a corner there was a desk, and a smaller but taller table in the other with a chess board sitting in the center. With a clap of the butler, four more butlers entered the room and removed the chess board. Dishes with mouth watering food were placed along with knives, forks, and spoons. “I’m Anthony by the way. Chief butler of the Elsbridge Estate.” “Anderson Lichtenberg”, replied the Archduke’s Aide as butler walked over to shake his hand. The four butlers left the room along with Anthony, commenting, “Eat up, and if you need anything just give me a call.”

Around twenty minutes went by when the two heard footsteps coming from down the hall. The Archduke’s aunt walked in, surprised at the visitors. “Hi guys, how are you doing?” “Hi Auntie, this is my aide, Anderson Lichtenberg.” “Mrs. Stephanie McLaws”, she replied as the two shook hands and exchanged greetings. “What brings you two here?” “Well as you know, I’m rebuilding my family estate and I need 500,000 Quipp for the reconstruction. So I went to the bank and turns out the money from my parents’ will is in your hands.” Mrs. Stephanie walked over to the desk in the corner and pulled out a check out of the top drawer. “You mean this check for four million Quipp”, she said as she handed the check to the Archduke.” “I didn’t know it was this much money but, yes”, the Archduke surprised. “Of course, well let me sign this and then you can bring it to the bank.” After an hour of conversation between the trio along with the Archduke’s uncle who popped in a little later, and then his two cousins after that.


When the two departed it was already fifteen o'clock, and had to hurry to the bank, of which closed at eighteen o’clock. An hour had passed by the time they arrived back at Suddery and returned to the bank. Luckily, the withdrawal process when smoothly, allowing the two to leave shortly after they had returned. With the withdrawal from the bank and the okay from the building inspector to continue reconstruction, the estate was finished within a few months, in addition to the original land reacquired.


THE END...

Siege of Ulfstead Castle

*PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIMES ON THE PICTURES, I FORGOT TO CHANGE THEM BEFORE I TOOK THE SCREENSHOT. ENJOY :D*

(SFBC) VOl. III

Prologue
  It was a sunny morning on the Island of Sodor. Army numbers during the Archducal Uprisings were dwindling, so every battle was an important one. The Army of Suddery had been marching for a half a day, already covering about 16 miles. closing in on Ulfstead Castle, of which the Archduke hoped to capture. The next day they prepared to form up on the open battlefield, not surprised as they saw the Earl's army north of the heights. It is the end of the Archducal Uprisings. The time was approximately 9:00 AM The army compositions are as follows:

Combined forces of Norramby, Boxford, and Lambrecht:
Commanders: Sir King Earl Richard Robert of Norramby, Duke of Boxford, Earl of Lambrecht
16,000 Men 28 Guns
Combined forces of the Archduchy of Sodor, and Lordship of Walney:
Commanders: Archduke Alistair McLaws, Lord General Bauwmeister
Subordinates: Major General DeSutter
7,200 30 Guns
ACT I
  At about 10:30 AM, the armies were positioned and the battle was ready to begin, however, the battle did not begin until 11:00AM. On his right flank facing Norramby's cavalry and Boxford's corps at Ulfstead (town), Archduke McLaws placed Bauwmeister's corps and was given three batteries of the artillery of the guard, in the center was the Imperial Guard under McLaws' personal command, and finally on the left flank, Major General DeSutter was put in command of two divisions and two batteries. On his left flank, Norramby (who has taken the option of defending even though he has a larger force), places half of his force under the command of the Earl of Lambrecht, Boxford in the center occupying the town of Ulfstead and the hill to the west of it, and finally on the right, Norramby places his cavalry of which he places under his personal command. 

ACT II
  "Give this to Lord Bauwmeister, tell him to go ahead with the attack", ordered the Archduke, "Godspeed". "Sir." The battle started with a fierce artillery barrage. Proving better firepower and accuracy, Bauwmeister's corps prevails and pushes forward his infantry, confronting Boxford's men in the west side of the town while Norramby's cavalry brigade moves behind the town attempting to flank the attack, but are instead caught up by Baumeister's cavalry, forcing Norramby to retreat and regroup to the hill off to the west side of the town where Boxford's main force lies, with Baumeister's cavalry guarding the left from any further attacks. Out of panic the men holding Ulfstead disperse and Baumeister takes the town, now concentrating his forces on the hill. 
ACT III
  It is now 13:00 and Bauwmeister meets up with the Archduke, the two discussing what has been achieved and what to do next. "Sir, I have taken the town of Ulfstead, taking relatively light casualties thanks to the artillery, forced Norramby's cavalry into a retreat but certain regroup, and I am now concentrating my forces on the hill just outside of the town." "Good, Good. I will send the Guard to protect your right from any possible attack from Lambrecht's corps, as it seems he fears moving so we should not be seeing any action of his today." "Yes, sir."

ACT IV
  *13:40. Bauwmeister is preparing to attack the hill; Imperial Guard is marching into formation on their right, accompanied by two batteries of artillery of the guard and cavalry protecting Bauwmeister's left.* Lord Baumeister rode out in front of his men, drew his sword and said, "Forwards!" His men chorused with him, "Forwards! March!" As soon as they reached the base of the hill they began to take devastating volleys of musket fire and double canister shot. Everyone was ordered to lie down and take cover while Archduke's Own Walnese Flanker Company spread out, attempting to pick off enemy troops and cover the advance. At this point the Band (who decided to take the cover of some nearby rocks) began playing to Sudrian National Anthem to boost moral. Archduke McLaws rode up and observed the scene. Lord Bauwmeister rode up to the Archduke, "We have to take that hill, sir!" The Archduke looked towards the guard, "Forwards! Hold your fire for my command!" Immediately the guard stood at attention. The band of the guard, taking cover behind the them rose up, and the conductor quickly rose his baton and said, "The Victory March." At that everyone rose and doubled quick marched up the hill. Both Baumeister and McLaws ordered their men in sync, "Halt! Lie down! At one-hundred yards! Volley fire present! Aim! Fire!" Boxford's batteries were being surrounded by artillery shells from the artillery of the guard, but could not return fire as they were trying to repel Bauwmeister's forces approaching them. "Charge!" was the command heard round the Island. Every manly heart raced up the hill and crashed like a tsunami, pouring over the wall as if it was a massive flood, and were met with the last shots of canister from Boxford's artillery, causing the guards to waver, "Hold your positions! Hold your positions! Use your bayonets!" The artillery raced up the hillside and unlimbered their guns just as Boxford's men retreated. The artillery opened fire with double canister, cutting down troops like grass. "Guard! Halt! Pour it into them boys! Fire!" The two generals met at the mill in the center of the hill and shook hands, they took the hill within one hour and 2 minutes. 
ACT V
  All forces under Lambrecht and what was left of Norramby and Boxford's forces formed around the city preparing more defenses to put up a last stand for Uflstead castle, except for a small detachment of Lambrecht's force guarding a mile away from the entrance of the castle, expecting to defeat what they thought was DeSutter's small brigade. However, Norramby and boxford regrouped and positioned themselves on the inclined towards the side of the castle along with Norramby's cavalry preparing for a flanking move. Both armies take the rest of the afternoon to reform and rest for the night. 

ACT VI
  The next morning, the Archduke has grouped his forces into four large Divisions. DeSutter, with the IV division holds his position and prepares an attack on Lambrecht, the first and third divisons preparing to attack the castle and the second division holding the hill, while the cavalry guards the flank of the castle expecting a flanking move from Norramby. DeSutter is ordered to attack the small Lambrecht force and prevails but the small force regroups and retreats to the castle. The first and third divisons attack the side of the castle, where Norramby charges his cavalry only to find that the division formed square and Bauwmeister's small cavalry unit routs Norramby who retreats within the fortress. Heavy artillery opens up on Boxford's remaining troops and the castle, heavily damaging the wall allowing sappers to knock a small portion down enough to get in and shout, "LONG LIVE SODOR! LONG LIVE THE ARCHDUKE!" The invading infantry are met with charges from Lambrecht's fresh troops and quickly retreat and regroup. Meanwhile, DeSutter breaks through the main gate but is mortally wounded as he is shot on his horse, distracting Lambrecht's troops allowing the third division to easily come in and overwhelm them. Out of panic the entire force routs, trying to find any way to escape. As the Archduke's Imperial Guard swarm in, Norramby's remaining cavalry charges in hope to buy time for the army to escape. The Archducal flag is risen on the flag pole; another region lost to La Belle Alliance, and one step closer to the end of the Archducal Uprisings. 

  Two hours later the casualties are rounded up. They read as follows:

Result: Decisive Archducal Victory

Combined forces of Norramby, Boxford, and Lambrecht:
Casualties: 4,700
Dead: 743
Wounded 3,000
Captured: 957
15 standards captured

Combined forces of the Archduchy of Sodor, and the Lordship of Walney:
Casualties: 1,200
Dead: 143, Major General DeSutter (Mortally Wounded)
Wounded: 1,000
Captured: 57
No standards lost

THE END

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