Winter War

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Scribe Notes
The adventure takes place in the border regions of Ruska, and follows on from To Ruska with Love.

Summary

Adventure: Winter War
GM: Greg Graydon
Session: Winter/Spring 807 wk
Night: Starting Monday 10th September
Location; Chez Chris's - see discussion page
Level: Medium although not entirely accurate either

Party
  1. Military Scientist - Aryan (Our noble and lazy leader)
  2. Military Scientist - Morgan (Working on my horsemanship)
  3. Siegemaster - WordSmith (Fortification consultant)
  4. Cultural Attaché - Faith (I'm just an innocent paper-pusher)
  5. Military Scientist - Kern, An Elven Mil Sci specialising in Seige, Skirmish, Logistics and Aerial. (A good man with tunnels and the like)


Employer
Czar Peter the Great of Ruska
Field Marshall Ivan Fedorovich Paskevish of Tomsk

http://www.multimediapalace.com/fl/eu-flags-02/ru-flags/ru-tomsk.gif

Mission
What sort of people would wage a campaign in winter?
Pay
Possible ranks in Military scientist to master level. Furs and woolly clothes.

Events

Battle for Sungorov

  • Siege starts 12 Frost, by ~4,500 troops led by Wordsmith, Kern, and Aryan.
  • Enemy is around 2,000 troops, mainly hardened Swordworlders.
  • Artillery assembled 17 Frost, some ranging shots & greek fire tested in the next few days.
  • Contacts made in the city, some information gathered.
  • Heavy trebuchets start on 22 Frost, targeting Sungorov portal. Concept proven, but not completely effective.
  • 2,000 fresh troops arrive 27 Frost, but hang back several miles, remaining undetected.
  • After heavy bombardment and a rain of fire overnight, three forces of 2,000+ troops pour over different walls of Sungorov on the morning 29 Frost.
  • Result?

Battle for Tilkini

  • Siege starts 20 Frost, by 2,200 experienced troops (mainly horse), led by Morgan.
  • Enemy is 800 troops, mainly hardened Swordworlders.
  • Offer to parley refused by enemy.
  • Dawn assault from two directions on 22 Frost.
  • Result?

Battle for Kargalinska

  • Pre-dawn stealth attack on 20 Frost, by 1,100 light troops + 200 elvish allies, led by Boyar Ilya Savinykh.
  • Enemy is 800 troops, mainly hardened Swordworlders.
  • Result?

Significant Local Commanders

Sub General - Yuri Dolgorukyi (Yuri, the Long Hands) b767

Yuri is an experienced Cavalry Commander and used to operating independently as well as part of a larger army. He has Rank 4 Military Scientist with Specialties in Battlefield, Skirmish, Logistics and Strategy (to the end of Autumn 807) as well as skills in Courtier and a few other such skills.

He advocates Cavalry for use throughout Ruska due to its large expanse of territory but thinks that Cavalry will not take towns unless the gates are open, thus he has taken it upon himself to learn more of Infantry tactics and associated skills such as Siege etc in order to be a better General.

Currently (as of 29th Frost) attached to the Sungarov SE army under General Kern


Polkovnik (Col) - Simeon Dolgorukyi (the Proud) b760.

Simeon is a Cavalry specialist and thinks only plebs ‘walk’.
He has Rank 3 Military Scientist with Specialties in Battlefield, Skirmish (to the end of Autumn 807) as well as skills in Courtier and a few other such skills.

Currently (as of 29th Frost) attached to the Sungarov SE army under General Kern


Polkovnik (Col) - Mystislav Dolgorukyi (the Great) b 750

Mstislav believes that a strong army based on strong Infantry is the way to win wars and advocates “an Iron fist in a velvet Glove”.
He has Rank 3 Military Scientist with Specialties in Battlefield, Skirmish and Strategy (to the end of Autumn 807) as well as skills in Courtier and a few other such skills.

Currently (as of 29th Frost) attached to the Sungarov SE army under General Kern





Timeline

29th Frost

Assault on Sungarov by the 3 armies encircling it. The assaults wil be from the Southeastern, Northern and Western based armies commanded by Generals Kern, Aryan and Wordsmith respectively.



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