Thursday, September 4, 1650, Night
With pleasant temperatures and clear conditions, with a moderate breeze.
The night has cleared, and as a force of some forty men gather in the gloom, they are instructed to keep quiet and to keep from putting up any lights. Eberhardt gives orders for two groups of twelve to move out and encicle the Quarter, catching anyone they can, and to do as little as possible to tear anything apart or seize goods - as anything they find could be important. They are to barge in, place anyone they find under arrest, keep them under control and await further orders.
If this all seems Draconian, Eberhardt does not seem to be aware of it. He will add, "Let us be thorough, and treat the people with respect! Do not hurt them, they are yet citizens - strike them with clubs quickly across the backs of their skulls, but there's no need to hit them repeatedly. A child can be put easily down with the back of your hand, and then kicked if need be. If anyone appears to resist or tries to run away, or stop you from carrying out these orders, then you might have to kill them ... is that understood?"
Assent goes up, but not too loudly. The men split into three groups, Eberhardt waits for the two groups on either side to get into position, and then starts his own group of sixteen men towards the Quarter. The party can throw in wherever they think appropriate (give your position prior to Eberhardt marching forward).