Tsar Alexander is pleased to announce the promotion of Polkovnik Rubén López to the position of Russian COA in place of the retiring Generalmajor Karl Schneider. Prior to his promotion, Polkovnik López was the able commandant of the Militia and oversaw the training of new recruits. He has proven himself an excellent leader and has assembled the following staff to assist him in his duties:
Russian Army strength has grown to 44 active officers since the last newsletter. The following recruits have completed training and received their command assignments:
Russian arms continued to enjoy success on the battlefield. Since the last dispatch, Russian officers have posted eight major victories and one minor victory.
Awarded the Order of St. Vladimir, 1st class in recognition of his 2 ˝ years of service as Russian CoA. General-Major Schneider will remain with the army with a line command.
The first Russian officer to be awarded the Prussian Pour le Mérite with oak leaves.
Promoted to Podpolkovnik.
Major victory in game #Q311 – PTW There is Grouchy (16 turns).
Promoted to Kapitan.
Major victory in game #Q158 – PTW scenario 3 – Quatre Bras (19 turns). Allied losses: 7,125 Inf., 850 Cav., 3 Guns, 1 Leader (GdB). French Losses: 16,925 Inf., 4,375 Cav., 48 Guns, 27 Leaders (7 GdD, 7 GdB, 13 Col).
Major victory in game #Q504 (PTW - Quatre Bras, 12 turns).
Promoted to Poruchik.
Major victory in game #Q589 (NIR - Raevskii's Redoubt, 10 turns).
Major victory in game #Q410 (NIR, 20 turns).
Awarded the General Service Medal for his first victory against the enemy.
Awarded the Order of St. Anne, 4th Class for his first major victory in a large scenario commanding Russian troops (NIR or Eylau).
Promoted to Poruchik
Minor victory playing the French in game #Q195 – Grouchy's Victory (17 turns).
Major victory in game #Q620 (NIR - Kutuzov Turns to Fight, 4 turns).
Promoted to General-Major.
Major victory in game #GAME Q478 – Quatre Bras (24 turns) Promoted to Polkovnik.
Major victory in game #216 – BGW The Main Assault Begins (10 turns)
Promoted to Podporuchik.
General-Major Karl Schneider
Chief of Staff
2 Zapadnaya Armiya CoA