War in Turkey continues. Despite large efforts, Coalition forces are still unable to fully wrest control of Silivri from Turkish army. Order's troops were engaged in intensive street battles for the last few weeks, aiding their allies in takeover of coastal southern part of the city.
Fortified Turkish positions inside buildings are significantly slowing down the advance towards the northern part. Last few days were marked by several minor successes by Crusaders, in which some of these hard points were stormed and captured, allowing ERR to advance a little further.
But even then, the situation is turning into a quagmire. Casualties are mounting quickly for the Order, as several units were already wiped out during a massive Turkish counterattack yesterday, and a couple more are stuck and desperately defending their positions while awaiting reinforcements.
Turkish army is pouring more and more units into the city, hoping to sufficiently whittle down the advancing Coalition forces. Right now, Turkish have control of Silivri prison complex, which is adjacent to E84 highway - a major road that's used by them to resupply and reinforce their units fighting in the northern city part. Capturing the prison complex would be a major tactical victory, allowing the Coalition to cut off enemies in Silivri and to defeat them in short time.
Since allied forces are already well within a striking distance to the prison, the operation will begin immediately. The Order will send their 2 full brigades (composed of 2000 soldiers each) to aid ERR and several Reichstadt units in this important attack. No doubt the objective will be fiercely defended and casualties suffered, so before departing every Crusader receives a blessing from Order's preachers, strengthening their resolve and fanaticism.