The battle continues - still impartially observed by Captain Widdrington. He seemed equally appalled at the antics of both sides. Seldom has he seen such atrocities.
Vulgarian artillery continued it's barrage - a stray (or well aimed?) round landing just behind the SHS general's car! Several already wounded casualties were soon put out of their misery.
SHS nurses were sent to remonstrate with the gunners...
...but their attention (and gun sight) was focused on the large wagon with the aiming point helpfully painted on the side!
(Another) confused melee was soon under way in the woods as the VG infantry were taken roughly from behind by SHS lancers!
Luckily for the nurses, when confronted with an easy target the VG gunners were spectacularly incompetent - the matchstick passed neatly between them!
While the nurses tried to put the gunners off, more SHS wounded were carried to possible safety.
The SHS lancers bore down on the VG infantry - who were already fighting SHS infantry...
...and casualties on both sides were many.
At this point, and having retrieved his car, the Vulgarian CO decided to offer the SHS troops safe passage to their homeland. Totting up the scores revealed the game to have been a Vulgarian victory, but given the frighteningly high casualty rates it might be argued that - as in real war - there were no winners.
The weakened state of both Vulgaria and Svenhasselstein has not passed un-noticed by certain of their neighbours.....