No - I am doing that, and it's not working.
I specifically set up the settings I used on the page I am working on - did you not see that?
In the second row on the page I linked to on the top of my previous message:
I used the Recent Posts element from - Elements and set it to one
Under it, I created a new Recent Post element, horizontal, offset -1 and set it to display the two subsequent posts.
I can make it work if I use a 2/1 layout, put one post in the larger area and then a new recent elements in the smaller area if I set it to vertical.
Horiontal, no matter what I do, turns into a mess. It either displays wrong, or if it displays on the same row, the scale is way, way off and there is no space between elements.
I have three X/Pro licenses, I was one of your early purchasers, I've not often raised a ticket because I've usually been able to figure things out myself, so please, do give me some credit for knowing what I am talking about and saying that Recent Posts is borked on my boss' site