The 14th was a reserve division? I thought it was Jagger's second division?micky wrote:Of COURSE it is I mean come on... is there another Hans Grüber?? I don't recall ever having him command the 14th but as we moved from the 1st generation of this to the more fleshed out 2nd generation I don't intend for him to have commanded a reserve division. He is the senior, in terms of service, talent and experience of all the assistant Division commanders and did command the 1st division during the Great War. Obviously he is no spring chicken, it took years to reach that level as a wizard and in field experience. The war with Ethengar, which we'll detail after we finish the Great War, will be his last go around. He'll either die, retire, or get promoted to the GAHC.Gecko wrote:Is that supposed to be a Die Hard reference? During the war he commanded the 14th, right? Is Heinrich Kruger still around?Assistant commander: Master General Hans Grüber (M28)
A self assumed title or are there academic institutions granting these titles in your Mystara?cute... but yeah. Probably not a good idea. My notoriously eccentric sense of humor has resulted in a more than a few real world names being sprinkled into these works, as much for my humor as to see if anyone s paying attention closely enough to catch them, but most are obscure and most are not current. That one was a fail. I'll change her name.Might be best to avoid using the name of a famous real world person What does Doctor mean in this context?Head Physician: Surgeon General (Dr.) Nicolette Kluijver (M14)
Doctor was as doctor is. It is what it says it is. We zapped the Shepherd of Rad angle, but these doctors who have had training or knowledge in the traditional (non clerical) ...real world.. healing and medicine.
I was assuming you used the de-facto actual leader. The +4 adjustments I didn't know about. But don't they get a +2 for being 1% of name level?per the rulebook obviously... I did all of this on notepads but those notes have long since been recycled.. but let me see if I can recreate my calculation.How did you calculate the BFR? What 7 bonus's did they get? to get 1016 your counting Dolores as well?Type of Unit: Mobile Assault Division
BFR: 138 Troop Class: Elite BR: 236
MV: 18 miles a day (1st, 3rd and 4th Banners can move up to 24 miles/day if alone)
Combatants: 880 Soldiers and Officers
Total Division Strength (including staff and Support banner): 1016
Leaders Experience Level - 28 (Hans Grüber) +4 adjustments = 32 for Leadership factor. I used the assistant commander, not the Princes as the basis for the leaders. More realistic as they, not the Princes are the day to day commanders plus it gave a nice BFR distinction between the elite 8 pre-war divisions and the newly formed 9th-16th divisions that have lower Leadership values (more inexperienced commanders) rather than the blanket high values of using the commanding Prince.
Here's where I differ. Are you counting the Deputy Commander? or what about what other entries would call the "Hero's"? (Head Mage, Knight, Physician). Are you remembering the Major's?Experience Factor - arrgg... you are going to make me do these calculations again Greg Pretty sure this division averaged 7th level in officers, 4th level in troops. I gave it due to its success in the Great War a net +10 for victories/defeats. Makes the Experience factor = 39
Under the new version I get that the average officer level is 8.19, the average troop level is 3.93. If it's then a +10, I get 42
you assume max'd for any full time unit? usually for the War machine "training time" is considered to cost extra pay, so if they are spending almost 42% of their time in training, that will increase the cost to the treasury more. Also, they don't get any time off? And the leader's with them in all that training time?Training Factor - maxed, which by those rulebook standards any full time division should have. Only requires 20 weeks training out of 48 possible annual weeks to attain. (personally I'd have tweaked that in the War Machine rules) anyhow - 52 for Training factor
Excellent weapons, ok didn't know about that. Are the Secondary weapons not of the same quality? I would have to do all the calculations to be sure, but it sure looks like they wouldn't get the armor class bonus.Equipment factor - alone of all teh Glantrian divisions.. the 1st has excellent weapons. +15 = 15 for Equipment factor.
so: a, b, c, d, e, h, & i...for determining BR. they get both both mounted bonuses (2), both missile bonuses (4), one magical bonus (5), and two of the spell bonuses (7)
It's been a long time since I look at movement rates in BECMI, but don't they get the Speed ("l") bonus?
So Senior Sgt would be considered 2 ranks above Deca even though there are no basic Sgt's here (ie 80% not 55%, right?)that was the intent.. I did stack the percentages that in most cases officers had at least one magic time thus the 100. Obviously the percentage varied per type of banner and the overall eliteness of the division.So I calculate that would mean that 4 deca's, 4 Senior Sergeants (80%), and the Lt & captain (>100%) have magic items (10 total), is that right?Soldiers ranked Deca and above have a 30% chance (+25% per rank above Deca) of having one or more magical items and/or magical weapons.
Well, they get that bonus even without that, I'm questioning whether or not (for other situations, since it doesn't matter here) would a magic armor count towards the "e", "f", & "g" magical bonus's? I think it would, but I'm not sure. The RC specifies "magical weapons (sword +1, arow +2, et al.)" and "wands and other devices". It doesn't say, for example, "magic armor (Leather +2, Shield +1, et al.)" but it does list "magical defenses" (which I take to mean something like prismatic wall or invisibility, but I could also see it being a larger category including both that and magic armors).it did, it was one of the 7 bonuses, as they qualified for the 1% of force equipped with such things...The +1 daggers, even as a tertiary weapon, I think would meet the requirements to get them the BR bonus, but I'm not sure, does magic armor count?1st Company (Brandenburg): 50 elite mounted Light Infantry (F5) armed with short swords, daggers and leather armor+1
2nd Company (Gelandeerkundung) - 50 mounted elite Light Infantry (T4) armed with short swords, nets, daggers +1 and leather armor
oh.... I'm talking about the great war to present lineage (ie comparing to your previous version). If your going all the way back to the Gaz, then the 1st became the 4th during the great war which then became the 2nd?1st banner, the magical one. Which then added mundane elements into the combined arms force it became during the Great War.Lineage-wise, they are the former 4th Banner, right?2nd Banner (Blitzkrieg): 120 elite Arcaner Cavalry (M5) armed with slings and staffs, 4 Senior Sergeants (M7); 180 elite Heavy Cavalry (F6) armed with lances, longswords, and full plate armor; 6 Senior Sergeants (F8), 2 Lieutenant (F9, M9), 1 Captain (M11) all riding armored warhorses.
okyep...3rd Banner (Schwerpunkt):
yes, I understand the military term "mounted" is assumed to mean "they dismount to fight, being mounted only for movement to a battle, unless specified otherwise in a specific description". It's a bit unusual to have true/proper "Mounted Archers" (most people would confuse the term with Mongolian style Horse-Archers, or Numidian Camel-Archers, or such, who actually do shoot/fight from mount-back. There's relatively few historical examples of true ""mounted archers" who dismount before firing") I was asking if you had any thoughts on how a competent commander might best utilize their mobility during or before a battle? be it in either offense or defense -compared to the more standard un-mounted archers- and thus might want to include that in the italicized text - ultimately it's not needed, the clarification you alread have is good enough, I just wondered if you had something in mind beyond simply "so they can keep up with the other banners" and the meta reason of "to get the division a higher movement stat"exactly.. they are not trained to fight on horseback. Only in terms of mobility and getting where needed as quickly as possible.Are they mounted just to have the mobility to keep up with the other banners? Like with the bow-armed cavalry discussion, how might their mobility effect their employment?4th Banner (Bogenschütze):
out of time for now.... This took too long. Will have to address the rest later.whew.... keep up the great feedback Greg.