In Bruckewasser the atmosphere was quite different the gates were closed, the walls manned and the militia were being hastily mustered in the main square. The cause of their nervousness soon became apparent as a large mass of cavalry came into view.
Earlier, Sergeant Schmidt had been alerted by an observant sentry that cavalry were approaching the city and sent him back to warn the city.
“But, what about the Lieutenant?”
“Just get back and tell the Major to call out the guard, now get going”
Turning around the Sergeant called out “Fall in and prepare for cavalry” his men quickly climbed out of the various ditches and ran for their piled arms, before assembling on the road behind him.
Seeing the various townsfolk stopping their work on the fortifications he shouted out “And you lot keep working, it’s nothing to worry about”
From behind he heard the question “Where’s Lieutenant Uston Sergeant?”
“Don’t you worry lad, he’s better off sleeping off his hangover”
The Sergeant wasn't as sure when he looked out at the mass of cavalry that had appeared in front of them.