Each Imagi-Nation will start the campaign with the same resources:
- 8 regular infantry battalions -- each of six 4-figure companies
- 2 irregular infantry battalions -- each of six 4-figure companies
- 3 skirmishing foot units -- each of 12 individual figures
- 4 heavy horse regiments -- each of six 2-horse companies
- 4 dragoon regiments -- each of six 2-horse companies
- 2 "hussar" regiments -- each of six 2-horse companies
There will be three "morale grades" (Superior, Veteran and Poor) . . . and they shall be distributed as follows:
- 10 Infantry Battalions * -- 3 Superior, 4 Veteran, 3 Poor
- 3 Skirmishing Foot -- 1 Superior, 1 Veteran, 1 Poor
- 10 Mounted Regiments * -- 3 Superior, 4 Veteran, 3 Poor
All units will be randomly selected before each battle . . . so the Generals will have to decide just how to use them.
In addition, each army will have some artillery and a list of Generals and Brigadiers. All Officers (like the units) will be randomly diced for before each battle . . . so the C-in-C of each side will have to decide how to best use them . . . because, of course, each one has a "Personality" and various strengths and weaknesses.
Right now I am thinking about having "Guest Generals" in the same way in which "The Alpian Wars" have enjoyed them . . . so that I won't know just how each C-in-C will configure his Officers and Troops, nor his Battle Plan ahead of time.
Unlike the "Victory Without Quarter" rules used for "The Alpian Wars", the Action Deck will not include individual units, but only cards for the various Officers . . . with those will higher "Initiatives" having more cards in the Deck.
As for casualties. Any "company" that only has partial casualties will automatically be available for the next battle. Companies (or individuals for Skirmishing Foot) that have been "lost" will have a 50% chance of returning in time for the next battle. Companies that have not been recovered will have a 50% chance of "returning" each battle that they "sit out" . . . so it behooves the C-in-Cs to pay attention to their casualties.
Currently I am considering which of the "Mini-Campaigns" (see link at top of side bar) I will try first.
-- Stagonian Jeff