In the west, the stalemate breaks. Volborgian scouts sent to reconnoiter the Borogravian army met with a raiding party of that same army in the hills outside Vollenbeck. The Volborgian troopers were driven off, but the Borogravians were unable to pull off their raid. At dawn, General Wolf was awakened by his staff and informed the entire Borogravian army was pouring down the Vollenbeck road right at them. In the east, grand maneuvers were happening. The scattered Zlobenian armies moved to close on Asstyria, while Franistover made moves on the capital, Koenigstadt. The Zlobenian 1st Army, in Koenigstadt marched via Zwolen to Asstyria. In Zwolen the met the Franistover 3rd and 4th Armies. The Franistover troopers fell back to their undefended capital, Wurzen rather than fight. This left the Zlobenians free to march on Asstyria. Because of their detour, that same army missed the Franistover 2nd Army marching south to the Koenigstadt, where they met the Franistover 1st and 5th Armies marching north from Middelheim. Zlobenia had captured the Electorate of Styrland, but was now fighting outnumbered for Koenigstadt. UPDATE: The outnumbered Zlobenian 3rd Army fell back into the fortress city to stand a siege.
The Zlobenian garrison was outnumbered 3 to 1 in Asstyria and took quite a beating before they were able to retreat. The 3rd Infantry regiment (Thwickhoffen's) and the 3rd Dragoons (Weiss's) were both reduced to half their strength. Franistover took light losses to Von Grunhalders Grenadiers. The Colonel was elevated to knighthood for his conspicous actions during the battle.
In Ostvald the odds were closer to 2-1 favoring Franistover. Zlobenia's 4th and 5th Regiments (Bladdinski and Vasser's respectively) and the Ducal Horse Grenadiers were slightly reduced, while the 2nd Cuirassiers (Von Chumley's) took a beating during a holding to protect the retreat. Franistover's 1st and 5th regiments, the Loyal Mountaineers, and Irish Guards all took slight losses in the fight.
The garrison at Ostvald fell back to Altenbruk, and the garrison at Asstyria retreated to join their army at Veckholm.
While the armies of Volborg and Borogravia sit watching each across the border (Ruprect, no doubt being robbed blind by the Salacians), things have heated up in the North. Franistover has made its move. Two armies dashed north to grab the Electorate of Middelhiem. Meanwhile, the 2nd Army attacked the small Zlobenian garrison in Asstyria. And just as their army marched north out of Ostland, the garrison at Ostvald was horrified to see the 3rd and 4th Franistover armies march i, led by the Prince himself.