It was fair to say that General Rose had been unlucky so far. The troops called him the accursed Rose. That he was plucky no one doubted and so when it was decided that the Rani must be taught a lesson his eagerly offered services were swiftly accepted.
It was a daring plan; a strong force would bridge the river protecting the Rani’s capital Krishnapur and establish a bridgehead on the far side. This would be re enforced and then the city subject to storm and sack.
To help things along General Hope Grant would feint to the north dealing out retribution as he went. Thus, causing uncertainty among the foe and perhaps making them divide their forces.