To Ruska with Love

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Scribe Notes
The adventure takes place in the border regions of Ruska

Summary

Adventure: To Ruska with Love
GM: Greg Graydon
Session: Autumn 807 wk
Night: Monday night fortnightly or as required
Level: Medium although not entirely accurate either

Party
  1. A Military Strategist Belisarius, an experienced Mercenary General
  2. Military Scientist - Field Commander Aryan (Someone else is organising the food right?)
  3. Military Scientist - Cavalry Specialist Sabrina (I suppose I could teach others how to destroy armies rather than just doing it myself)
  4. Military Scientist - Morgan Lafayette - Admiral of the Air Morgan. What do you mean by we can't fly
  5. Quartermaster - Siege and Logistics WordSmith. An army waits on it's stomach
  6. Quartermaster - Battlefield & Cold Weather Logistics Faith. An army marches on it's stomach


Employer
Czar Peter the Great of Ruska
Mission
Ruska has a problem with some rowdy new neighbours and requires assistance.

Ruska has men and resource aplenty but few generals and few people capable of the organising of training, supplies and equipment manufacture and delivery on a large, nation wide scale. Guild members with appropriate skills or abilities will be supplied with a budget, a number of troops requisite with their rank, basic manufacturing materials to construct any infrastructure needed. (Smithies, bakehouses, foundries, wagon makers, fletchers) They will be responsible for training, feeding and equipping a force for battle in one or more provinces the geography of which they will be informed of beforehand. How their budgets are combined, spent or saved will be up to them. Success on the field of battle will yield more resource and perhaps honours commensurate with performance. Failure could result in anything from loss of face to being captured by the enemy.

Pay
Possible ranks in Military scientist to master level.
Lumber (May be tradeable to Hindia for Copper, perfumes or precious oils)
Furs

Scribe Notes

Prelude

Colonel Molotov briefs us. As his information is more than two months old (he travelled to a Hindian port, then by ship to Seagate), it is only useful in general terms. He is very pleased when Morgan offers his flying caravel to take all of us (including personal guards) to Field Marshal Ivan Fedorovich Paskevich in Western Ruska, who will issue our commissions.

Shortly after Beltane (three months ago), two types of strangers started appearing Northwest and North of Ruska. The elves (with equipment of a type unfamiliar to the Ruskans) have been encountered (with some survivors escaping to report) in groups of 20-30, generally to the Northwest. Larger groups of mixed races, speaking no local language) have been found to the North. The two forces appear to be fighting each other, with Ruskans being pushed aside as an apparent afterthought. Both forces are known to use flying ships.
We remember reports of a huge fleet of elven flying ships heading east from the Elven Portal at Clarkesville, and travel there on Morgan's ship to investigate. The locals (and our contacts in elven nobility) are unable or unwilling to provide any more details. Divination of the portal shows mana being used to 'charge' it from Candlemansa onwards, with a massive energy use on Beltane. The other end is on a Nexus plane where the Calamar have previously been encountered.

We depart for Ruska on 3rd Fruit, and arrive at Tashtagol late on the 5th.

Orders and Planning

FM Paskevich issues our commissions, and gives us our orders. We are to drive the invaders out of the Tomsk Region (made up of 16 Provinces), and return the Tsar's Rule. In addition to the initial supplies, we may call on the output of those Provinces that are under the Tsar's Rule. Sufficient food and basic military supplies to sustain many thousands of troops are available at Tashtagol, and reasonable numbers of recruits and crafters (e.g. carpenters, cartwrights) may be found in towns.

Fresh intelligence is a priority, and the 60 immediately available scouts are recruited to search the other provinces. We decide that the town of Kuznetsk should be our first main base, as it is the most northerly recruiting and building point that we are confident of having control of while initial buildings are constructed and forces trained (4 weeks), and can be supplied with reasonable effort from Tashtagol.
Outline plan

  • WordSmith will stay in Sandispk, organise the supply dumps, and construct a logistic train to Kuznetsk.
  • Morgon's ship will take the other 5 and their guard to Kuznetsk, where Faith will construct buildings and organise training of initial armies (around 3-5,000 troops, subject to confirmation of the ability to supply that many from Sandispk on current budget assigned).
  • Ship to take other 4 leaders and military supplies for a few hundred troops west to <appropriate town>. Belisarius to build a barracks and ?00 troops (as many as can be fed from the town and fitted out from a shipload). (Will the ship need to offload Belisarius' guard in Kuznetsk and return to Tashtagol to have room for the military supplies?)
  • Ship to go South then East to Province capitals to assess resources.
  • Consider sending Sabrina to treat with the Elves.
  • Belisarius creates a Western Command based in Malisheva. A Barracks and Fletchers is built here in a structure called by the locals the Kremlin of Hope. Here the the Alyksevskyi Regiment is formed on the 24th of Fruit 807. Note that heavy armour and weapons have been agreed to be shipped in from Kotivan, to reduce infrastructure.

As we travel we notice that flying magics are harder to control as we approach the mountains NW of Kuznetsk. Further studies show that mana is being drawn N and NNE on ley lines. We expect something interesting to happen NNE of Tomsk district on Samhain.

Battles

Tomsk Battle One

Deployment

General Morgan - Tomsk Defence 570
  1. 180 Archers (Morgan's Marvels)
  2. 120 Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 3rd & 4th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment under Major McCoun (Mil Sci 1) (B-A03-ARC-060-GRN) and (B-A04-ARC-060-GRN)
  3. 120 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
  4. SM. One 'Light' 150 Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars)
General Belisarius - West Flank 870
  1. 200 Spearmen (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 1st & 2nd Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A01-SPR-200-GRN) (B-A02-SPR-100-GRN)
  2. 180 Archers (Sabrina 'Light')
  3. SM. Two 'Light' 100 Pikemen, 50 Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars)
  4. 100 Pikemen (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 12th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A12-PIK-100-GRN)
  5. SM. Three 'Light' 60 Veteran Militia, 60 Men at Arms (Sabrina's Stars)
  6. 60 Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 11th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A11-VMI-060-GRN)
  7. 60 Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 13th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A13-VMI-060-GRN)
General Sabrina - North-West 160 (Not including Guard)
  1. 40 Veteran Light Cavalry, Personal Guard (20 Elite Heavy Cavalry)
  2. 120 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
General Aryan - East Flank 790
  1. G. Aryan 60 Archers 100 Pikemen 90 Veteran Militia 90 Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
  2. SM. Bakan 120 Pikemen 15 Veteran Militia 15 Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
  3. SM. Cheglok 120 Archers 15 Veteran Militia 15 Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
  4. SM. Dam'ian 75 Veteran Militia 75 Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
At Kotivan (not engaged in this battle) - 300
  1. 120 Men at Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 5th, 6th and 7th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A05-MAA-040-GRN) (B-A06-MAA-040-GRN) (B-A07-MAA-040-GRN)
  2. 180 Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 8th, 9th and 10th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment Under Kaptain Bruce (Mil Sci 1) (B-A08-ARC-060-GRN) (B-A09-ARC-060-GRN) (B-A10-ARC-060-GRN)

Tomsk Battle Two

Harrying Force

General Morgan - Harrying, then Tomsk Defence
  1. 60 Archers (Morgan's Marvels - Archers 1 - Some)
  2. 120 Veteran Light Cavalry - Made up of:
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels - VLC 1 - Some)
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels - VLC 2 - Some)
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels - VLC 3 - Some)
General Belisarius - Harrying, then Southern Army
  1. 60 Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) - 4th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A04-ARC-060-LIT)
  2. 133 Veteran Light Cavalry - Made up of:
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels - VLC 4 - Good)
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels - VLC 5 - Good)
    • 17 Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels - VLC 6 - Good)
    • 36 Veteran Light Cavalry (Sabrina Stars - VLC 7 - Good)

Tomsk Defence

General Aryan - Tomsk Defence
General Morgan - Tomsk Defence
  1. 120 Archers - Made up of:
    • 60 Archers (Morgan's Marvels - Archers 3 - Some)
    • 60 Archers (Morgan's Marvels - Archers 4 - Some)
  2. 200 Spearmen - Made up of:
    • 100 Spearmen (Belisarius Hammers) 1st Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A01-SPR-100-SOM)
    • 100 Spearmen (Belisarius Hammers) 2nd Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A02-SPR-100-SOM)
  3. 60 Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) 3rd Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment under Major McCoun (Mil Sci 1) (B-A03-ARC-060-LIT)
  4. 104 Archers - Made up of:
    • 60 Archers (Sabrina Stars - Archers 6 - Average)
    • 44 Archers (Sabrina Stars - Archers 7 - Average)
  5. 150 Spearmen / SM One - Made up of:
    • 100 Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars - Spear 3 - Little)
    • 50 Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars - Spear 4 - Little)
  6. 67 Pikemen (Sabrina's Stars/SM Two - Pike 1 - Good)
  7. 15 Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars/SM Two - Spear 5 - Average)
  8. 45 Veteran Militia (Sabrina's Stars/SM Three - VMil 1 - Good)
  9. 40 Men at Arms (Sabrina's Stars/SM Three - MaA 1 - Good)
  10. 100 Pikemen (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 12th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A12-PIK-100-SOM)
  11. 60 Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 11th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A11-VMI-060-SOM)
  12. 46 Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 13th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A13-VMI-060-GOO)
Identifier No Kudos Commander Orders Description
A-APG-MaA 35 Good G. Aryan Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears) G. Aryan's Personal Guard
A-A01-Ar 60 Good G. Aryan Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-B01-Pi 80 Good SM Bakan Pikemen (Aryan's Bears)
A-B02-Pi 80 Average SM Bakan Pikemen (Aryan's Bears)
A-B03-vMi 60 Good SM Bakan Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-C01-Ar 120 Good SM. Cheglok Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-C02-MaA 60 Good SM. Cheglok Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
A-D01-vMi 85 Good SM Dam'ian Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-D02-MaA 75 Some SM Dam'ian Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
To Be Deployed
  1. 300 Tomsk Militia - Made up of:
    • 60 Militia (Tomsk - Mil 1 - Green)
    • 60 Militia (Tomsk - Mil 2 - Green)
    • 60 Militia (Tomsk - Mil 3 - Green)
    • 60 Militia (Tomsk - Mil 4 - Green)
    • 60 Militia (Tomsk - Mil 5 - Green)

Kotivan

  1. 120 Men at Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 5th, 6th and 7th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment (B-A05-MAA-040-GRN) (B-A06-MAA-040-GRN) (B-A07-MAA-040-GRN)
  2. 180 Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) - the 8th, 9th and 10th Company of the Alyksevskyi Regiment Under Kaptain Bruce (Mil Sci 1) (B-A08-ARC-060-GRN) (B-A09-ARC-060-GRN) (B-A10-ARC-060-GRN)

Southern Army

Officers

20 officers available for Generals at Tomsk (5 each), Day 69. 2 QM Officers for WS, Kotivan Day 67. 2 QM Officers for Faith already in service. Each Officer is a Swordmaster (50fl.), Mil Sci Rank 2+. Each requires 1-2 weeks and a little action to reach Rank 3. Field Officers have Battlefields, Skirmish, partial Logistics training. QM Officers have Logistics, Skirmish, partial Battlefield training. Each Field Officer can lead ~220 troops. Each QM can supply ~1100 troops.

Note that the General Staff - our replacements - are being trained up in an 8 week intensive training programme. They will be reaching Tomsk at the start of Winter and assigned to each PC as a shadow. They will be Rank 3-4, with 3 specialities, ready for each of you to train one more speciality (siege, naval, strategy, etc). They are local nobility.

2,500 to be specified...

General Belisarius - Southern Army - The Izhmaylofsky Regiment
  1. 60 Archers green - 1st Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment under Kaptain Coggeshall (MilSci 1) (B-I01-ARC-060-GRN)
  2. 60 Archers green - 2nd Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment (B-I02-ARC-060-GRN)
  3. 120 Archers green - 3rd & 4th Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment (B-I03-ARC-060-GRN) (B-I04-ARC-060-GRN)
  4. 120 Archers green - 5th & 6th Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment (B-I05-ARC-060-GRN) (B-I06-ARC-060-GRN)
  5. 100 Pikemen green - 7th Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment under Capatin Lansing (Mil Sci 1) (B-I07-PIK-100-GRN)
  6. 40 Men At Arms green - 8th Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment (B-I08-MAA-040-GRN)
  7. 40 Men At Arms green - 9th Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment under Lieutenant Honescher (Mil Sci 1) (B-I09-MAA-040-GRN)
  8. 60 Weteran Militia green - 10th Company of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment (B-I10-VMI-060-GRN)

- Total 600 men

General Sabrina - Southern Army (620)
  1. 20 Elite Heavy Cavalry (Sabrina Stars/Sabrina - HC - Good)
  2. 180 Men at Arms - Made up of:
    • 60 Men at Arms (Sabrinas Stars/SM Four - MAA - Green)
    • 60 Men at Arms (Sabrinas Stars/SM Five - MAA - Green)
    • 60 Men at Arms (Sabrinas Stars/SM Six - MAA - Green)
  3. 180 Veteran Militia - Made up of:
    • 60 Veteran Militia (Sabrinas Stars/SM Four - VMil - Green)
    • 60 Veteran Militia (Sabrinas Stars/SM Five - VMil - Green)
    • 60 Veteran Militia (Sabrinas Stars/SM Six - VMil - Green)
  4. 180 Archers - Made up of:
    • 60 Archers (Sabrinas Stars/SM Four - Archers - Green)
    • 60 Archers (Sabrinas Stars/SM Five - Archers - Green)
    • 60 Archers (Sabrinas Stars/SM Six - Archers - Green)
  5. 80 Veteran Light Cavalry - Made up of:
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Sabrinas Stars/SM Seven - VLC - Green)
    • 40 Veteran Light Cavalry (Sabrinas Stars/SM Seven - VLC - Green)
General Aryan's - Southern Army (520)
Identifier No Kudos Commander Orders Description
A-E01-Pi 100 Green SM Egidei Pikemen (Aryan's Bears)
A-E02-vMi 60 Green SM Egidei Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-F01-Ar 60 Green SM Favstian Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-F02-vMi 60 Green SM Favstian Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-F03-MaA 60 Green SM Favstian Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
A-G01-Ar 120 Green SM Germogen Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-G02-MaA 60 Green SM Germogen Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
General Morgan - Southern Army (580)
  1. 160 Light Cav (4x40) green under SM Ivan
  2. 160 Light Cav (4x40) green unger SM Georgi
  3. 80 Light Cav (2x40) green under SM Boris
  4. 180 Archers (3x60) green under SM Borgov

Once these units reach Tomsk then the first 3 will spend a week being upgraded to;

  1. 160 Horsebow (4x40) green under SM Ivan
  2. 160 Horsebow (4x40) green unger SM Georgi
  3. 80 Veteran Medium Cavalry (2x40) green under SM Boris

Assault on Brovsti

Identifier No Skill Kudos Commander Orders Northern Assault
A-APG-HM 35 Veteran Good G. Aryan North Heavy Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears) G. Aryan's Personal Guard
A-A01-AH 60 Veteran Good G. Aryan North Horse Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-B01-Pi 80 Veteran Good SM Bakan North Pikemen (Aryan's Bears)
A-B02-Pi 80 Average Average SM Bakan North Pikemen (Aryan's Bears)
A-B03-vMi 60 Veteran Good SM Bakan North Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-C01-Ar 120 Veteran Good SM Cheglok North Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-C02-HM 60 Veteran Good SM Cheglok North Heavy Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
A-D01-vMi 85 Veteran Good SM Dam'ian North Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-D02-HM 75 Average Some SM Dam'ian North Heavy Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
A-E01-Pi 100 None SM Egidei North Pikemen (Aryan's Bears)
A-E02-vMi 60 None SM Egidei North Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-F01-Ar 60 None SM Favstian North Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-F02-vMi 60 None SM Favstian North Veteran Militia (Aryan's Bears)
A-G01-Ar 120 None SM Germogen North Archers (Aryan's Bears)
A-G02-MA 60 None SM Germogen North Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
B-A01-Sp 100 Average Some North Spearmen (Belisarius Hammers) Alyksevskyi 1st Co.
B-A02-Sp 100 Average Some North Spearmen (Belisarius Hammers) Alyksevskyi 2nd Co.
B-A03-Ar 60 Green+ Little Major McCoun(1) North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 3rd Co.
B-A04-Ar 53 Green+ Some Gen.B North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 4th Co.
B-A11-VMi 60 Veteran+ Some North Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 11th Co.
B-A12-Pi 100 Veteran Some North Pikemen (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 12th Co.
B-A13-VMi 46 Crack Good North Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 13th Co.
B-I01-Ar 60 None Kaptain Coggeshall(1) North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 1st Co.
B-I02-Ar 60 None North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 2nd Co.
B-I03-Ar 60 None North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 3rd Co.
B-I04-Ar 60 None North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 4th Co.
B-I05-Ar 60 None North Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 5th Co.
B-I07-Pi 100 None Capatin Lansing(1) North Pikemen (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 7th Co.
B-I08-MA 40 None North Men At Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 8th Co.
B-I09-MA 40 None Lt.Honescher(1) North Men At Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 9th Co.
S-SPG-eHC 20 Good Gen.S North Elite Heavy Cavalry (Sabrina's Stars)
S-C07-vLC 35 Elite Some More Gen.S North Veteran Light Cavalry (Sabrina Stars)
S-A06-Ar 104 Average Average North Archers (Sabrina Stars)
S-S03-Sp 150 Green+ Little SM One North Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars)
S-P01-Pi 67 Average Good SM Two North Pikemen (Sabrina's Stars)
S-S05-Sp 15 Average Average SM Two North Spearmen (Sabrina's Stars)
S-M01-vMi 45 Veteran+ Good SM Three North Veteran Militia (Sabrina's Stars)
S-F01-HM 40 Average Good SM Three North Heavy Men at Arms (Sabrina's Stars)
S-F02-MA 60 None SM Four North Men At Arms (Sabrina's Stars)
S-M02-vMi 60 None SM Four North Veteran Militia (Sabrina's Stars)
S-A10-Ar 60 None SM Four North Archers (Sabrina's Stars)
S-F03-MA 60 None SM Five North Men At Arms (Sabrina's Stars)
S-M03-vMi 60 None SM Five North Veteran Militia (Sabrina's Stars)
S-A11-Ar 60 None SM Five North Archers (Sabrina's Stars)
S-M04-vMi 60 None SM Six North Veteran Militia (Sabrina's Stars)
S-A12-Ar 60 None SM Six North Archers (Sabrina's Stars)
S-C08-vLC 40 None SM Seven North Veteran Light Cavalry (Sabrina's Stars)
S-C09-vLC 40 None SM Seven North Veteran Light Cavalry (Sabrina's Stars)
M-APG-MA 32 Elite G. Morgan North Men at Arms (Morgan's Marvels) Morgan's Personal Guard
M-A02-AH 120 Average Some Gen.M North Horse Archers (Morgan's Marvels)
M-A01-Ar 58 Average+ Some More Gen.M North Archers (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C01-vLC 31 Veteran Good Gen.M North Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C02-vLC 35 Veteran Some More Gen.M North Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C03-vLC 33 Average Some More Gen.M North Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C04-vLC 38 Veteran+ Some More Gen.M North Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C05-vLC 28 Crack Good Gen.M North Veteran Light Cavalry (Morgan's Marvels)
M-A03-Ar 180 None SM Borgov North Archers (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C10-LC 160 None SM Ivan North Light Cavalry => Horse Archers (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C14-LC 160 None SM Georgi North Light Cavalry => Horse Archers (Morgan's Marvels)
M-C18-LC 80 None SM Boris North Light Cavalry => Med Cav. (Morgan's Marvels)
Identifier No Skill Kudos Commander Orders Kotivan
B-A05-MA 40 None Kotiv Men at Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 5th Co.
B-A06-MA 40 None Kotiv Men at Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 6th Co.
B-A07-MA 40 None Kotiv Men at Arms (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 7th Co.
B-A08-Ar 60 None Kaptain Bruce(1) Kotiv Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 8th Co.
B-A09-Ar 60 None Kaptain Bruce(1) Kotiv Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 9th Co.
B-A10-Ar 60 None Kaptain Bruce(1) Kotiv Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Alyksevskyi 10th Co.
Identifier No Skill Kudos Commander Orders On Route Malisheva to Tomsk
A-F03-MA 60 None SM Favstian Malis. Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
A-H01-Sp 100 None SM H... Malis. Spearmen (Aryan's Bears)
A-H02-MA 60 None SM H... Malis. Men at Arms (Aryan's Bears)
B-I06-Ar 60 None Malis. Archers (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 6th Co.
B-I10-vMi 60 None Malis. Veteran Militia (Belisarius' Hammers) Izhmaylofsky 10th Co.
S-F04-MA 60 None SM Six Malis. Men At Arms (Sabrina's Stars)
Identifier No Skill Kudos Commander Orders Tomsk
T-M01-Mi 300 None Tomsk Tomsk Militia
Northern Assault Force (4,105):
Archers: 1,235
Men At Arms: 260
Elite Men At Arms: 32
Heavy Men At Arms: 210
Pikemen: 527
Spearmen: 365
Cavalry Archers: 180
Vet Light Cav: 280
Light Cav: 400
Elite Heavy Cav: 20
Vet Militia: 596

Command Structure

  1. Czar Peter the Great
  2. General Field Marshal Ivan Fedorovich Paskevich
  3. Belisarius, Aryan, Sabrina, Morgan, WordSmith, Faith
Swordmasters
The Swordmasters are commanders with some experience. They are Military Scientists rank 0-3 depending on level of training from Faith and field experience with 18WP.
Battlefield Swordmasters will be able to command 180 to 240 men depending on rank.

Aryan's Command

Aryan's Bears
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Militia (4) 240 600 f
Archers (6) 360 1,350 f
Men at Arms (4) 240 600 f
Pikemen (4) 400 800 f
Scouts 40 200 f
Swordmasters 6 300 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 3,850 + 600 for buildings = 4,450 florins.
Monthly cost of living: 1,286 @ 0.5f per month = 643 florins.

Notes and Assumptions
  • As the Swordmasters gain experience Aryan will reduce his direct command and increase the Swordmasters' until they are commanding the entire army.
  • 600 for buildings is one and a half each, that gives us 6 between the first two provinces. And sufficient surplus to do the same again at a more advanced position or to rebuild further back if we get over-run.
  • 40 Scouts assumes 10 to operate within one day of the army, the other 30 to scout surrounding provinces.
  • At 0.5f each, the cost of living is 30% better than the listed level for conscript soldiers.
Structure
The army will be divided into units of 10, the Veteran Militia in each unit is the Sergeant. Swordmasters will command at least 15 units, more as they are capable of it.
Army Units (Claws)
Archers Pikes Heavy Foot Utility
30 35 29 30
1 Veteran Militia
1 Man at Arms
8 Archers
 
1 Veteran Militia
1 Man at Arms
 
8 Pikemen
5 Veteran Militia
5 Men at Arms
 
 
1 Veteran Militia
1 Man at Arms
4 Archers
4 Pikemen
Swordmaster's Commands
Swordmaster Archers Pikes Heavy Foot Utility Total
Aryan 5 14 15 60A 100P 90VM 90MA
SM. Bakan 15 120P 15VM 15MA
SM. Cheglok 15 120A 15VM 15MA
SM. Dam'ian 15 75VM 75MA
Second Deployment
SM. Egidei 15 120P 15VM 15MA
SM. Germogen 15 120A 15VM 15MA
SM. Favstian 15 60A 60P 15VM 15MA

Actual Build (based on units used at Tomsk battle)

Aryan's Bears
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Militia (3+) 195 487 f
Archers (3) 180 675 f
Men at Arms (3+) 195 488 f
Pikemen (2+) 220 440 f
Scouts 40 200 f
Swordmasters 3 150 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 2,440 florins.
Monthly cost of living: 843 troops @ 0.5f per month = 422 florins.

Building costs and cost of living for troops moved to War Chest budget.

Aryan's Bears 3rd wave
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Pikemen (2) 200 400 f
Archers (1) 60 225 f
Men at Arms (1) 60 150 f
Cavalry, Light, Veteran (1) 40 175 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 950 florins for 360 Troops.

Planned: A-K02-MA => A-K02-HM - Upgrade Men at Arms to Heavy MaA. Cost: 15 fl.

Belisarius' Command

Belisarius's Hammers
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Light Cavalry (2) 80 350 f
Archers (10) 600 2,250 f
Spearmen (4) 400 500 f
Men at Arms (4) 240 600 f
Scouts 40 200 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 3,900 + 600 for buildings = 4,500 florins.
Monthly cost of living: 1,320 @ 0.5f per month = 660 florins.

Notes and Assumptions
  • Belisarius was accompanied to Ruska by 20 men of his Personal Guard. These men will act as Swordmasters/Training Officers for the cadre's they are attached to. These men are all medium/heavy infantry types with some 'specialists' included of various ilks. The actual Disposition of the Personal Guard is as follows;

In Sandispk with General Wordsmith

  1. Lieutenant Beau Hoffman (Mil Sci Rank 0) Security for General Wordsmith
  2. Lieutenant Monte Miles (Mil Sci Rank 0) Security for General Wordsmith
  3. Lieutenant Anynnawg Theobald (Mil Sci Rank 0) Wordsmiths Training Leader
  4. Lieutenant Maddox Wetherwax (Mil Sci Rank 0) Wordsmiths Training Leader

In Kuznetsk with General Faith

  1. Lieutenant Parry Sleeper (Mil Sci Rank 0) Security for General Faith
  2. Lieutenant Lucy Conn (Mil Sci Rank 0) Security for General Faith
  3. Lieutenant Moesen Fenstermacher (Mil Sci Rank 0) Faiths Training Leader
  4. Lieutenant Ottmar Bontecou (Mil Sci Rank 2) Faiths Training Leader

In Malisheva, Commanding of the Malisheva Training Command and the ‘Kremlin of Hope’

  1. Major Rhain Ramsey (Mil Sci Rank 1) Cmdr of troops at Malisheva
  2. Lieutenant Lashawn Blain (Mil Sci Rank 3) Training Cmdr at Malisheva

In Kotivan, Commanding the Kotivan Guards

  1. Colonel Jake Breck (Mil Sci Rank 4) Kotivan Guards Commander
  2. Lieutenant Tibold Kenyon (Mil Sci Rank 0) Kotivan Guards

With General Belisarius

  1. Major Issac Jetter (Mil Sci Rank 0) Security for General Belisarius
  2. Kaptain Lakesha Bowyer (Mil Sci Rank 1) Security for General Belisarius

Leading units of the Alyksevskyi Regiment

  1. Major Kyle McCoun (Mil Sci Rank 1) Alyksevskyi Regiment. Attached to the 2nd Company
  2. Kaptain Noel Bruce (Mil Sci Rank 1) Alyksevskyi Regiment. Attached to the 4th Company
  3. Lieutenant Herschel Wilberforce (Mil Sci Rank 0) Alyksevskyi Regiment. Attached to the 6th Company

Leading units of the Izhmaylofsky Regiment

  1. Kaptain Robin Coggeshall (Mil Sci Rank 1) Izhmaylofsky Regiment. Attached to the 1st Company (Archers)
  2. Kaptain Donnie Lansing (Mil Sci Rank 1) Izhmaylofsky Regiment. Attached to the 7th Company (Pikemen)
  3. Lieutenant Myra Honecher (Mil Sci Rank 1) Izhmaylofsky Regiment. Attached to the 9th Company (Pikemen)


  • The 'Swordmasters' will all be at least Rk0 Mil Sci (Battlefield) with at least 15 WP. Thus able to command 150 men. As they gain experience they will be able to command more. Belisarius will directly command the rest, diminishing his command and increasing the swordmasters as they gain experience until they are commanding the entire army.
  • 600 for buildings is one and a half each, that gives us 6 between the first two provinces. And sufficient surplus to do the same again at a more advanced position or to rebuild further back if we get over-run.
  • 40 Scouts assumes 10 to operate within one day of the army, the other 30 to scout surrounding provinces.
  • At 0.5f each, the cost of living is 30% better than the listed level for conscript soldiers.
Structure
The army will be divided into companies for between 40 and 100 men (as per troop recruitment)
Officer 'material' will be identified quickly and those showing promise will be taken aside from the normal training groups and shown additional tactical options and given training to become officers as well as completing the training of the 'regular' troops. Officers will receive an extra apportionment of rations to keep their strength up during the increased training tempo period. Officer Training will start in Kotivan once a facility is built there to enable this.


Actual Build (based on units used at Tomsk battle)

Belisarius's Hammers
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Archers (5) 300 1,125 f
Spearmen (2) 200 250 f
Men at Arms (2) 120 300 f
Scouts 40 200 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 1,875 florins.
Monthly cost of living: 660 @ 0.5f per month = 330 florins.

Building costs and cost of living for troops moved to War Chest budget.

Must be 120 Men at Arms at Kotivan, not 120 Veteran Militia.


Third Wave My proposed 3rd build of the Ruskan Hammer Brigade will be the Volinsky Regiment which will comprise the following units

Belisarius's Hammers 3rd Wave
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Archers (3) 180 675 f
Veteran Light Cavalry (5) 200 875 f
Swordmasters (4) 4 200 f

As discussed these archers will head straight for Kotivan.

5 VLC to head to Tomsk

  • 3 can upgrade to Mounted Archers
  • 2 to Medium Cavalry.

Upgrade costs to be added These units would then head to Kotivan and West once upgraded.

Sabrina's Command

Sabrinas' Stars
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Militia (1) 60 150 f
Archers (3) 180 675 f
Men at Arms (1) 60 150 f
Pikemen (1) 100 200 f
Spearmen (2) 200 250 f
Veteran Light Cavalry (1) 40 175 f
Scouts 32 160 f
Swordmasters 3 150 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 1,860 florins.
Monthly cost of living: 675 @ 0.5f per month = 338 florins.

Recruitment changed from initial setup in line with troops used in Tomsk battle.

Cut down initial number of swordmasters to reflect lesser troop numbers.

Building costs and cost of living for troops moved to War Chest budget.


Notes and Assumptions
  • Swordmasters will be Rk0 Mil Sci (Battlefield) with at least 15 WP. Thus able to command 150 men. As they gain experience they will be able to command more.
  • The army can split into two distinct factions. Sabrina will command all when together. When split, the other half will be commanded by the sergeant of Sabrinas' personal Guard. He has 18 WP and Mil Sci Rk 4 (Skirmish, Battlefield)
  • 2400 for buildings gives a full set of 5 at our initial centre of operations, plus a barracks at our other front line province.
  • 32 Scouts will be split into 8 units of 4. Their initial assignment will be to spread out into neighbouring provinces, in line with overall planning for scouting. Once armies are ready to move, at least 2 of the groups will be reassigned to army scouting duties.
  • At 0.5f each, the cost of living is 30% better than the listed level for conscript soldiers.


Star Commands
Name Army Command
1 - SM. One 'Light' 150 Spearmen
2 - SM. Two 'Light' 100 Pikemen, 50 Spearmen
3 - SM. Three 'Light' 60 Veteran Militia, 60 Men at Arms
4 - Sabrina 'Light' 180 Archers, 40 Veteran Light Cavalry, Personal Guard (20 Elite Heavy Cavalry)
Sabrinas' Stars - 2nd Deployment
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Militia (3) 180 450 f
Archers (3) 180 675 f
Men at Arms (3) 180 450 f
Veteran Light Cavalry (2) 80 350 f
Swordmasters 4 200 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 2,125 florins.
Total Troop Numbers: 624

Sabrinas' Stars - 3rd Deployment
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Archers (2) 120 450 f
Men at Arms (2) 120 300 f
Veteran Light Cavalry (3) 120 525 f
Swordmasters 2 100 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 1,375 florins.
Total Troop Numbers: 362

Morgan's Command

Morgan's Marvels
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Light Cavalry (6) 240 1,050 f
Archers (3) 180 675 f
Scouts 100 500 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 2,225 + 600 for buildings = 2,825 florins.
Miscellanious Expences = 100 florins.
Advance to 2QMs for Expences = 400 florins.

Monthly cost of living: 520 @ 0.5f per month = 260 florins.
War Chest = 1,675 florins.

2 Sailors on loan to Faith 2 Sailors (returned after first month - couldn't get any boats)
1 Sailor per 20 men acting as Swordmaster and NCOs 21 Sailors
24 Sailors skeleton crew for Cloud Runner 24 Sailors
53 Sailors Bodyguard/Reserve 53 Sailors

Sailors Guild Leather and Shield, Spear, Sabre, Bow and Magic


Second Build

Morgan's Marvels
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Light Cavalry (4) 160 600 f
Light Cavalry (4) 160 600 f
Light Cavalry (2) 80 300 f
Archers (3) 180 675 f
Swordmasters 4 200 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 2,375 florins.
First two units to be converted to Horsebow @ Tomsk 320 x 0.25 f = 80 florins.
Third unit to be converted to Medium Cav @ Tomsk 80 x 0.25 f = 20 florins.

Monthly cost of living: 584 @ 0.5f per month = 292 florins.

Miscellaneous Expenses = 100 florins.


Morgan's Marvels 3rd wave
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Veteran Light Cavalry (9) 360 1,575 f
Swordmasters 5 250 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 1,825 florins.
Miscellaneous Expenses = 200 florins.

WordSmith's Command

WS Ruska Notes

Builds

WordSmith
Auxilaries (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
River Boats and Crews Busk/Sandipsk (12) 120 14 fl. + 5/m
River Boats and Crews built Sandipsk per month (2) 20 14 fl. + 5/m
River Boats and Crews Kotivan (15) 150 14 fl. + 5/m
Scouts (10) 5 fl. + 0.5/m
Peasant labour (5) 120 12 fl. + 8/m
Buildings
Barracks (Malisheva) 400fl.
Fletchers (Malisheva) 400fl.
Boatyard (Sandipsk) 250fl
Flour Mill (Sandipsk) 400fl
Troops
Built in Busk, used as guards, escorts etc in rear areas
1 (60) Militia
Built in Malisheva, starting one week after Wave 1 field army build begins
1 Swordmaster
(1) 60 Militia
(1) 60 Archers
SM, 50 Militia and 40 Archers march to Eresna when complete, remainder standing guard Malisheva
Other Notes
Scouts are primarily route surveyors, especially Malisheva-Berlok.
General palm-greasing, goodwill etc 50fl + 5/m


Numbers

Distances and times
Route Miles Days
(March)
Days
(Downstream)
Days
(Upstream)
Sandipsk-Bamunl 200 n/a 4 13
Bamunl-Malisheva 90 n/a 1.8 6
Malisheva-Berlock 80 10 1.6 5.3
Berlock-Kotivan 70 5 1.4 4.7
Berlock-Inia Crossing 80 10 1.6 5.3
Kotivan-Tomsk 80 5 n/a n/a


Speeds
Foot ~ 15 miles/day march on good roads, without needing R&R. Halved for off-road but on known route.
River Boats ~ 50 miles/day downstream, 15 miles/day upstream
Loads
6 tons gross per boat
5.75 with crew supplies for 150m supply distance.
Cloudrunner 40 tons (available for nightly Sandipsk-Malisheva runs until Morgan heads north)

Faith's Command

Vaithuy Maqt'akuna
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Builder Peasants (25) 600 12 fl. + 8/m
Builder Peasants1 (5) 120 12 fl. + 8/m
Scouts (10) 5 fl. + 0.5/m
Mule Trains (16) 32 fl. + 8/m
Mule Trains1 (27.5) 4 fl. + 8/m
Yak Trains (20) 4x32 + 16x22 fl. + 8/m
  1. Peasants, mules, wagons, etc commandeered from Tomsk between days 50 and 70.
Vaithuy Maqt'akuna 2nd wave
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Quartermasters 4 200 f
Swordmasters 2 100 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 300 florins.

Vaithuy Maqt'akuna 3rd wave
Troops (Units) Number Recruitment Cost
Light Cavalry (1) 40 150 f
Quartermasters 4 200 f
Swordmasters 5 250 f

Total Recruitment Costs: 600 florins.


Budgets

Recruitment Costs
25*12+10*5+16*32+4*32+16*22 = 1,342 fl.
5*12+27.5*4 = 170 fl. extra in Harvest
Monthly cost of living
25*8 + 10*0.5 + 16*8 + 20*8 = 493 fl./month
5*8 + 27.5*8 = 260 fl./month extra in Harvest
Buildings (shared)
Barracks 400fl.
Stables 400fl.
Fletchers 400fl.
Weaponsmith 400fl.
Armourers 400fl.
Yak Coral 200fl.
Officers Quarters 200fl.
Administrative Costs
20fl. naval expenses
20fl. equine expenses
25fl. + 7fl./month local contacts & graft (patronage of local businesses, etc.)
Total Costs
Recruitment 1342 / - / 170
Monthly Costs 493 / 493 / 753
Buildings 2400 / - / -
Admin Costs 65 / 7 / 7
Total 4300 / 500 / 930

Notes and Assumptions

  • Two of Morgan's Sailors, two of Sabrina's Cavalry, and two four (thanks) of Belisarius's Heavy Infantry are seconded to me.
    • Morgan's sailors will work with the scouts and local traders to determine which rivers are navigable, in what sized ships, and what number and size of ship are available. They will also start judging the quality and cost of crew. They have a budget of 20fl (4,800sp). Returned to Morgan with my thanks after the first month - no ships available.
    • Sabrina's horse-lads will evaluate the local horse-flesh (starting with mules, then coursers & yaks), and start purchasing it as fast as they can. They have a budget of 20fl (4,800sp) to get to know the market. Actual purchases are budgeted separately.
    • Belisarius's infantry will be used for training troops. However, initially each will supervise a separate construction site.
  • Maintenance Costs
    • Animals need 10% of their purchase price in extra supplies each month.
    • Wagons need effectively 2% of their purchase price in upkeep each month.
    • At 2 man/months of supplies for 1fl., the cost of living is 30% better than the listed level for conscript soldiers. This is unsuitable for peasants - it will make them fat & lazy. 3 peasants will be fed per fl.
  • Misc
    • Training Officers is a separate & useful task. This will consume ½ Faith's typical day.
    • The scouts are partially surveyors, planning best routes for roads, waterways, etc. They will be providing maps of some sort for HQ.
  • There are always more peasants.

Numbers

All numbers are contestable by anyone and are ultimately at the discretion of the GM. These are my best guesses, and have a small contingency built in.

Distances
  • Sandipsk to Kuznetsk is 90 miles, 6 days (8 by yak).
  • Kuznetsk to Salarsk is 90 miles, 6 days (8 by yak).
  • Salarsk to Inia Ford is 75 miles, 5 days (6 by yak).
  • Salarsk to Varuchina is 35 miles, 2 days (2.5 by yak).
  • Varuchina to Tomsk is 30 miles, 2 days (2.5 by yak).
  • Varuchana to Kotivan is 55 miles, 4 days (5 by yak).
Speeds
  • Foot ~ 15 miles/day march on good roads, without needing R&R.
  • Cav ~ 15-20 miles/day march on good roads, without needing R&R. Assume 15, to stay with foot.
  • Mules ~ 20 miles/day train on good roads, plus load/unload/rest = 16m/day average.
  • Yaks ~ 15 miles/day train on good roads, plus load/unload/rest = 12m/day average.
Beasts of Burden
400 mules available = 16 trains of 24 + 16 mules for scouts.
80 yaks available = 5 trains of 16.
320 yaks trainable = 20 trains of 16 after 3 weeks.
Additional beasts of burden to be commandeered from Tomsk refugees
Wagon Trains
1 Mule Train = 24 mules + 4 wagons + 6 crew = 32fl + 8fl/month. 6 tons @ 16 mile/day.
1 Yak Train = 16 yaks + 8 wagons + 10 crew = 32fl + 8fl/month. 8 tons @ 12 miles/day.
1 Train = 32fl + 8fl/month, ~ 96 ton-miles/day.
Road Builders

Each team of 24 road builders is responsible for one standard day’s march of road. They are billeted at the towns which are every 3-4 days travel, and at villages in-between. A part of these towns’ contribution to resources is support of their road crews, represented by their living costs. While these road builders are operational, there should be few road delays, despite the increased traffic. The area covered with 25 teams is Sandipsk-Kuznetsk-Salarsk-Varuchina-Tomsk, + Varuchina-Kotivan. In Harvest, Tomsk-Brovsti is covered by 5 additional teams.

Eastern Supply Train Timetable 1-60

Summary to be included

Eastern Supply Train Timetable 61-91

All Logistics & Troops are as of Day 91, except for those active around Tomsk and Brovsti as of Day 78 (the evening of the Battle of Brovsti).

Supplies

Kuznetsk
64 1.5 ton 6-mule wagons at Kuznetsk, awaiting three more days of sleigh conversion.
40 1 ton 2-yak wagons at Kuznetsk, awaiting two more days of sleigh conversion.
40 1 ton 2-yak sleighs 30 miles north of Kuznetsk.
Salarsk
74 1.5 ton 6-mule sleighs at Salarsk.
40 1 ton 2-yak sleighs at Salarsk.
40 1 ton 2-yak wagons at Salarsk (carrying 34t 256lb), awaiting two more days of sleigh conversion.
Inia Ford
32 1.5 ton 6-mule sleighs at Inia Ford.
255t 940lb stockpiled at Inia Ford.
Kolivan
20 1.5 ton 6-mule sleighs at Kolivan.
35t 390lb stockpiled at Kolivan.
Tomsk
4 1.5 ton 6-mule sleighs at Tomsk, awaiting four more days of sleigh conversion.
~100t stockpiled at Tomsk (depending on Brovsti needs Days 79-91)

Troops

Kolivan
200 cavalry, 4 SMs, 1 General 1 day east of Kolivan (with 205 man/days of food).
40 troops, 50 troops from Eresna passing through Kolivan.
820 troops, 12 PG at Kolivan.
Tomsk
780 troops, 22 SMs, 3 Generals at Tomsk.
2000 recruits at Tomsk, graduating in 5 days.
Marinsk
400 cavalry, 2 SMs, 1 General at Marinsk.
4t 712lbs at Marinsk (with 6x403 man/days of food)

Battle of Brovsti – Day 78

Brovsti
3817 troops, 104PG, 20 SMs at Brovsti.
40 1 ton 2-yak wagons at Brovsti.
20 1.5 ton 6-mule wagons at Brovsti.
62t 2156lb stockpiled at Brovsti.
unknown tonnage seized from enemy at Brovsti.
Tomsk
8 1.5 ton 6-mule wagons at Tomsk.
196t 1764lb stockpiled at Tomsk.

Total Resources

222 6-mule wagons/sleighs
200 2-yak wagons/sleighs
8107 troops
116 Personal Guard
40 SwordMasters
8 QuarterMasters
5 Generals

War Chest

Notes

  • Undetermined troop costs are evenly spread across all generals @ 3.33 fl./man, as an estimate only.
  • Costs against each General/QM should match their own budgets.
  • The Army dates are approximately when the troops start training.

Cashflow

War Chest
(florins) Fruit Harvest Vintage Frost
Opening Balance 0 14,190 8,761 7,899
Imperial Income 24,000 5,000 5,000
Provincial Income 6,750 6,750 6,7504
Investment Income - 1,200 1,200
Total Income 30,750 12,950 12,950
Investment1 1,650 - 400
Buildings2 3,450 - 400
Provincial Forces5 250 250 300 400
Aryan's Command 2,440 3,100 2,058
Belisarius' Command 2,375 3,650 2,000
Morgan's Command 2,225 4,200 2,030
Sabrina's Command 1,910 3,500 2,010
Vaithu's Command 1,342 900+668 923
WordSmith's Command7 703 430 308
Misc 2153 33 33
Army Headcount8 - 2,696 6,3016 8,245
Scout Headcount8 - 212 200 200
Aux. Headcount8 - 600 600 750
Supplies8 - 1,548 3,351 4,373
Total Expenditure 16,560 18,279 13,813
Closing Balance 14,190 8,761 7,899 ?

Cashflow Notes

  1. 4xLumbermill (P10,11,12,13) @250 initial and 200/mth.
    1xMine (P15) @250 initial and 400/mth.
    1xFlourmill (Sandipsk) @400 initial and 1lb/man/day less supplies.
  2. Kuznetsk - Barracks, Stables, Fletchers, Weaponsmith, Armourer @400, Yak Corral, Officer Mess @200.
    Sandipsk - Boatyard @250.
    Malisheva - Barracks, Fletchers @400.
    Tomsk - Barracks @400 in Vintage.
  3. Extra monies spent by Morgan (100), WordSmith (50) & Vaithu (65).
  4. Hopefully we will also get provincial income from Tomsk and/or Marinsk in Vintage.
  5. 100 Peasants in each safe province (P12,13,14,15,16 + 10 in Vintage +8,11 in Harvest). Hiring/Maintenance combined.
  6. 6,301 = 6,718 - 355 killed in Tomsk Battle 1, - 62 in Tomsk Battle 2. 8,155 = 8,391 - 236 killed in Kolivan Battle 1 + 90 Eresnans from WS.
  7. Wordsmith's costs include Hiring/Maintenance for boats, crews, workers and non-peasant troops
  8. Headcounts are as of first day of month. Supplies are one half army headcount + one third aux headcount. Scouts forage.

Armies

Army Builds
(florins) Wave 1 21 Fru Wave 2 7 Har Wave 3 21 Har Upgrade 1 10 Vin Wave 4 16 Vin Upgrade 2 End Vin
Aryan 2,440 1,950 1,150 58 2,000
Belisarius 2,375 1,900 1,750 0 2,000
Morgan 2,225 2,375 1,825 30 2,000
Sabrina 1,910 2,125 1,375 10 2,000
Vaithu 0 300 600 0 0
Wordsmith 0 0 0 0 0
Headcount 2,696 2,498 1,524 (390) 2,090

Army Notes

  1. No post-Brovsti upgrades yet costed.
  2. The Army 4 build headcount include 90 Eresnans transferred from WS to Faith in Harvest.
  3. Faith's month 2 and 3 costs include paying for the Field Officers trained, but not yet wanted by the army, and the QM Officers. There are currently 7 Swordmasters / Field Officers not deployed. Aryan has 11, Morgan and Sabrina 9, and Beli 4. Also 2 QMs for each General.
  4. There are differences between costs here and on the individual Generals' sections. Sometime I'll post alternative army recruitment lists for the Generals to check.

Reference Information

Intelligence

Other Commands

  • The main Imperial forces are in central and northern Keisk. They control north to at least Natzka.
  • Our supplies come from Central Ruska, and Hindia. They are transported to Sandipsk, and reasonable supply levels are expected. Specialist supplies (especially metals) may take some time to arrive.

Northern Enemy

Per FM Paskevich (Fruit)
Survivors have retreated from groups of up to a few hundred
Dwarves, Hobbits, Humans, Elves
Use unknown armour styles and languages
Nautiloids have been seen supporting them North of Tomsk District.
Have not been interested in talking
Speculations
Swordworlder forces, part of Calamar conquest attempt (probably on Alusia)

Northwestern Enemy

Per FM Paskevich (Fruit)
Survivors have retreated from groups of up 20-30
Elves
Bone Ships have been seen supporting them North of Tomsk District.
Almost certainly came through Clarkesville Portal on Beltane.
Have not been interested in talking
Speculations
Associated with Clarkesville forces that left via portal 10+ years ago
Attempting to deal with Calamar
better to treat with than Calamar

People

Locations

See Tomsk.

Loot

Buffs

Magic, Items, and Abilities available to help the party.

Calendar

Autumn: Fruit (4)
  Moonday Duesday W'ansday Th'rsday Frysday Reapsday Sunday
Waning Lugnasad 1 Guild Meeting
Travel to Clarksville.
2 Investigate Clarksville Return to Seagate. 3 Board Cloudrunner, fly East. 4 Fly East. 5 Reach Sandipsk, Ruska. Meet Field Marshal. Recruit. 6 P14 Sandipsk Establish WS Base.
New Moon 7 P10 Kuznetsk meet, greet, recruit. 8 P10 Kuznetsk Establish Faith Base. 9 P11 Malisheva meet, greet, recruit. 10 P11 Malisheva Establish Beli Base 11 A,M SE to P13 Barmunl.
S NW to find S.W.C.
12 P13 Barmunl A,M day 2
S ?
13 A,M S to P12 Kachina.
S ?
Waxing 14 P12 Kachina A,M day 2
S ?
15 A,M to P16 ..asnoiarsk
S ?
16 P16 ..asnoiarsk A,M day 2
S ?
17 A,M to P15 Tcheyn.. 18 P15 Tcheyn.. A,M day 2 19 A,M to P14 and/or P10. 20 Sandipsk Buildings complete
Full Moon 21 P10 Kuznetsk Buildings Complete. 22 P10 Kuznetsk East Army 1 start Training. 23 P11 Malisheva Buildings Complete. 24 P11 Malisheva 1st Rgt Troops intake. 25 26 27
Moon1.jpg 28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Autumn: Harvest (8)
  Moonday Duesday W'ansday Th'rsday Frysday Reapsday Sunday
Moon2.jpg 5 P10 Kutnetsk East A 1200 troops. 6 7 8 9 10 11
Moon3.jpg 12 13 14 15 Equinox
16 17 18
Moon0.jpg 19 20 P10 Kutnetsk East B 1000 troops, 29 officers.
P7 Tomsk East A 1200 troops.
21 P11 Malisheva 2nd Rgt Troops graduate. 22 P11 Malisheva Mothballed. 23 24 25
Moon1.jpg 26 P7 Tomsk West 1st Rgt 1200 troops. 27 28 1st Battle of Tomsk -355 Troops 29 Michaelmas
30 1 2
Autumn: Vintage (9)
  Moonday Duesday W'ansday Th'rsday Frysday Reapsday Sunday
Moon2.jpg 3 4 5 P10 Kutnetsk East C 1000 troops.
P7 Tomsk East B 1000 troops, 24 officers, 5 commanders.
6 P10 Kutnetsk Mothballed.

P7 Tomsk North D 1000 troops intake.

7 8 9 P7 Tomsk West 2nd Rgt 1100 troops. 400 still in transit.
Moon3.jpg 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Moon0.jpg 17 18 19 20 P7 Tomsk North D 1000 troops. 21 22 P7 Tomsk East C 1000 troops, 24 officers, 5 commanders. 23
Moon1.jpg 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Beerfest
Army recruitment
I suggest we do our 4th lot of training at Tomsk (starting ~Day 65). This may allow Horse-bow and Med Cav to be directly produced, and will be closer to the action.
Until then, we need to march green troops to Tomsk and then spend a week to upgrade them. Michael, you may need to rethink your second-round builds, which start a month before we take Tomsk.
The third round intake probably needs to be smaller, so I was thinking of closing Malisheva - we can't support 12,000+ troops, and need the armoury/officers based at Kuznetsk.
All just my opinions, obviously. Andreww 10:56, 21 Apr 2007 (NZST)
Decisions
The dates below are the last possible time for various decisions.
6 Harvest (Day 36). East Army B and West 2nd Rgt composition.
22 Harvest (Day 52). East Army C composition. Do we need a West 3rd Reg?
30 Harvest (Day 60). Faith needs Kotivan boat info from WS to finalise Tomsk wagon distribution before the siege starts.
6 Vintage (Day 66). Do we build Army 4 in Tomsk? Army 4 composition.
7 Vintage (Day 67). Do we close Kutnetsk? Last "Yak loop" day before winter snows.