Friday, 18 January 2008

Change of plan

From the diaries of Captain Hoehmann.

We seem to have had a change of plan, the local harbour is too shallow to unload the majority of the ships of the expedition so only the Fundsbergers have been unloaded. Our objective is now to march eastward along the coast to take Kinsale, which has suitable harbour. This of course means that we have no artillery or cavalry to support us and our route will take us inland away from the support of the guns of the fleet.

I have discovered a bit more about our operation, apparently we should have directly attacked Kinsale, but the storm blew us to far to the west and it was thought that the British would have had warning of our approach and would be well prepared to defend Kinsale from any seaborne attack.

It's not too long a march, but we are sure the Omagh Fencibles will try and attack us, although all is quiet at the moment.


Bluebear Jeff said...

As a friend of mine used to say, "a plan gives you something to deviate from."

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Never trust the enemy to behave as you expected -that's why ie is calle 'The Enemy'.

Those Omagh Fencibles... wonder what they will look like (in your imagination and on the tabletop the two appearances may be different)?

Looking forward to learn more about the fate and explots of the Ireland-stranded Frunsbergers.