Monday, May 31, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Maharaja Tukoji Rao II Holkar, leader of the Princely State of Chaimbellistan, is rapidly mustering his forces and has officially requested military assistance from Calcutta. First on the scene is Brigadier General Nigel Humphreys-Farrell, KCSI, DSO, etc.
The Royal Regiment of Chaimbellistan is an Irregular Infantry Unit (4 points) that are Veteran (+1 point) giving them a discipline of +1. We will be using the optional rules for Colonel of the Realm James Bartholomew, the Maharaja, and Princess Sita Devi. These optional rules can be found here. Total cost for the unit is 5 points.
Using the optional rules, when rolling for Leadership Value, Colonel Crochet will never have higher than a 6+ unless a Leadership Trait changes it. After a roll of the die, his Leadership Value is 6+ and his Leadership Trait is (drum roll please) is Brutal. Uh oh. The Royal Regiment's Discipline defaults to -2 which is permanent for the entire game.
The 19th Punjabi Regiment is a Regular Infantry Unit (6 points) and they don't take guff from anyone. They are use to being up close and personal with the enemy so they will also be Fierce (+1 point) which makes their Fighting 4+. Total points: 7. Now let's pray that their new officer is up to the task.
Nervously the die is rolled for his Leadership Value; a "5" giving him an LV of 5+ (whew!). His Leadership Trait is . . . Inspirational! He may reroll every failed Rally once.
Friday, May 21, 2021
The 21st Frontier Guard Company is a Regular Infantry Unit. A prerequisite in joining the Frontier Guard is that you have to have served as a soldier first and be honorably discharged. Not your run of the mill Russian soldiers. Total Points: 6.
Rolling for the Leadership Value the officer gets a "5" which is also a Leadership Value of 5+. So far good officers for the Russians. And the Leadership Trait is . . . "He's the Major General's favorite nephew" which allows him to choose one additional upgrade for his unit for free. Uncle General Baron Stackelberg says so. The 21st Frontier Company are now Keen Shots which raises their firing to 4+. Not looking good for the British Raj.
The Naval Brigade from the Battleship Sissoi Veliky are Irregular Infantry (hey, we're sailors!) which is 4 points. They have modern rifles (Well-Armed +1 point) which increases range, etc. In addition, it is a Veteran unit (+1 point) that fought in the Boxer Rebellion and their discipline is now +1. Total: 6 points.
Machine Gun Company Number 3 is a well drilled machine gun crew. Not much else to say. Total: 6 points.
And the officer. He rolls a "3" giving him a leadership value of 6+. Not bad. And the Leadership Trait is . . . I don't believe it. He is also "Destined for Greatness". Well, this should be interesting.