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|Part of the Hytekojuznik-Mascyllary Wars|
Hytekojuznik cavalry charge Mascyllary lines at the Battle of Köhrburg, 1855
Margraviate of Hytekia|
Grand Duchy of Visnevas
|Commanders and leaders|
Robert G. Friedl
Bernd von Höger
Lukas I of Mascylla|
Moritz von Purbell
Karl von Steuff
Peak field army strength:
|Casualties and losses|
The Saarow War (Hytek: Sarovas karš; Hesurian: Saarowkrieg), also known as the First Hyteko-Mascyllary War and less often the War of 1854, was a major conflict between the Margraviate of Hytekia, who also ruled the Grand Duchy of Visnevas under personal union, and the Kingdom of Mascylla between December 17, 1854 and April 10, 1855. The conflict was the first of the three major Hyteko-Mascyllary Wars of the mid-to-late 19th century, along with the Konreid Campaign and Elpland War.
The war was brought about by Hytek ambitions in Mascylla, aiming to secure the strategic cities in the north-west of the country, but also to assert Hytek dominance over Erdara, something that had been the goal of the rulers of the country ever since Mascylla had unified and established a de facto hegemony over Erdara in 1800. Afraid the balance of power in the region would shift in favour of Hytekojuznia, Mascyllary king X rushed to vehemently defend the cities after Hans II declared war on Mascylla in 1854. The rushed mobilisation of Mascyllary forces as well as modern Hytek tactics - famously those of Patrik Lehr - culminated in a crushing defeat for the Mascyllary forces, who outnumbered the Hytekojuzniks 2 to 1 at the peak of the war, at the Battle of Köhrburg in 1855, causing X to agree to the terms of the Treaty of Karonau, signed in Karonau, Juznia (now Karsuva), which ceded the regions of Mögtland, Saarow and Bad Ülerst to Hytekojuznia as well as other demands of Mascylla, mainly reparations.
|Events leading to the Great War|