I hope this letter finds you in good health and listening to your sound advisers.
Our forces did confront those of the Lichtenzbalers over the town of Kein Berichtsdorf. In the engagement the damned Prussians came on hard but our line held. Upon realizing the town held no strategic significance and that the army of Count Anton von Wattsenburg was arriving to cut us off I ordered a general withdrawal and we left the field in good order.
|Withdrawing in "good," order.|
Of the light casualties we suffered the majority have been replaced from our depot battalions with only a small number of conscripts being called up. Further IR. 4 showed great aggression and a high level of morale and are now considered an elite unit with a reputation to uphold. Further rumours are spreading that we have gathered interest of a notable personage who is on route to our camp.
|A notable approaches General Knuth.|
The Lichtenzbalers seem to have no interest in pursuit and are more than happy to dawdle in Kein Berichtsdorf and further upsetting the local populace with their rude and callous behavior. Our agents within the force have informed me that their lazy and incompetent general has not even sent notice to his sovereign of their so called "victory." This should allow us to seize the initiative and the upper hand and confront Count Wattsenburg at our leisure and on ground chosen by us.
|Lazy ball lichters.|
In your service,