Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Armies

Both the Duchy of Alpia and the Duchy of Stagonia have armies exactly alike (at least to start with).  Here is what they start with (with "Victory Without Quarter" equivalents):
  • 6 units of Pike & Shot (same as Pike & Shot)
  • 1 unit of Crossbows (same as Commanded Shot)
  • 1 unit of Swordsmen (same as Clubmen -- they can't shoot)
  • 1 unit of mounted Knights (same as Cuirassiers)
  • 2 units of Cavalry (same as Trotters)
  • Artillery plus Artillery Guards
 Of the Pike & Shot units, one is Veteran, two are Trained and three are Raw.  The Crossbows are Trained; and the Swordsmen are Raw.

The Knights are Trained.  As for the Cavalry, one is Veteran and the other is Raw.  Each of the three mounted units consists of two Squadrons . . . which may separate but will act on the same "Action Card".

Artillery do not count as "units" and cannot be part of a Brigadier's command.  They are rated as Trained.  Depending upon the scenario, a side might have no artillery; or one or two Light Guns; or one Field Gun.  The Artillery Guards are Veterans (and shoot with four dice instead of three).

Since we are using the "Maddening Subordinates" optional rule, each side has access to a large number of Brigadiers which will be assigned by dice rolls for each battle.

-- Jeff

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