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  • TacCovert4
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    Aegeus, privately to Bolgios, accepts, telling his captains to see to the disposition of the men while he goes to the war council with his Agema's second in command. Aegeus remarks to Bolgios that they will both get as much as most other offers in guaranteed cash, with plenty of available loot to build their reputations and their forces for next season as he waits for bolgios to dismount and join them before they give their joint answer by walking to the war council.

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  • Snowygerry
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    Originally posted by Delenda estRoma View Post
    The Lamian War-
    The arrival of Aegeus and Bolgios is notable, and while the number of their forces was not large they seemed to be of at least some quality. An offer of 600 talents is tendered to them as well as other rewards if their valor in battle is proven, as well as input on the war council which begins in mere minutes. If the mercenaries accept, their captains are invited to attend.
    Bolgios will attend the war council - obviously.






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  • Delenda estRoma
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    Piracy in the Black Sea-




    Rojk and his men journey to Sinope, marching through Asia Minor to Pontus by the roads that the Persians had built and that the Diadochi now controlled. The journey goes without great issue, despite Alexander’s death, his Diadochi have attempted to keep some sort of peace throughout the empire. Upon arriving, a messenger from the city’s oligarchs comes to Rojk, giving him specifics on his mission. The pirates seem to use mostly biremes and other small craft, though equipped with rams, they prefer to board so as to capture ships and their cargo intact. The Greeks of Sinope are unsure of the location of their bases, but are fairly certain that they are located somewhere along the coast of Colchis. Whether they are directly sponsored by any group, the Greeks are uncertain. Rojk and his men can choose to approach by land or sea, the people of Sinope can provide transports, but most warships have been kept busy elsewhere.










    The Lamian War-




    The war draws ever closer to a climactic end in Greece, the Athenian navy having been crushed in the Battle of Amorgos by Cleitus the White. With the seas clear, Leonnatus crosses with his army close to Lamia. Encamped not far from Lamia, Leonnatus has sent feelers to bolster his forces with mercenaries before his clash with Leosthenes. The arrival of Aegeus and Bolgios is notable, and while the number of their forces was not large they seemed to be of at least some quality. An offer of 600 talents is tendered to them as well as other rewards if their valor in battle is proven, as well as input on the war council which begins in mere minutes. If the mercenaries accept, their captains are invited to attend.







    Maritime Protection-




    Ships come to collect Pruitt and his forces upon his acceptance of the Kyrene contract. Within a few weeks he and his men stand in the harbor of Kyrene looking upon the six round merchant ships loaded with silphium. The merchants’ messenger informs Pruitt that he may alter the ships and arrange his men aboard them as he sees fit to protect them from pirate attack. He may also speak with the captains to change course to their destination, which the messenger states to be Rhodes. With that, the messenger leaves Pruitt and his men on the docks.

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  • TacCovert4
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    Aegeus meets with Bolgios before marching into Leonnatus' camp. With Bolgios Heavy Cavalry leading and Light cavalry trailing the column of Agema and peltasts, Hardened Epirotes, and Veteran Hypaspists as they march into the camp with their arms and armor polished and cleaned.

    The Hypaspists and phalangites halt and pivot with practiced ease as Aegeus and Bolgios approach Leonnatus to speak to him about payment for the services of such obviously skilled and numerous soldiers.

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  • Snowygerry
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    Originally posted by Delenda estRoma View Post
    Leonnatus’ aides send back a message that states that if a force of good veteran cavalry and phalangites were to join him, payment could be increased fittingly.
    As already indicated in private, Bolgios will team op with Aegeus to meet requirements for this improved contract.

    Word is sent to Leonnatus accordingly, Leosthenes is informed in a timely manner to allow him to make arrangements.

    I assume that 'strategic transfer' from one theatre to another is abstracted ? If not, I can write up orders for a 'road march'

    just let me know.

    Tnx.
    Last edited by Snowygerry; 11 May 20, 01:25.

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  • Pruitt
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    I think I would rather have the Kyrene job instead of Sardinia. I will be curious to find out more about it.

    Pruitt

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  • Delenda estRoma
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    Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
    From what I have seen, Carthaginians were located in their zone of control, in the coastal areas. It would make little sense to expect Mercenaries to take the whole island when the Carthaginians have not taken it already. The Sardinians were brought under control by economic means. The patriarchs were used to Carthaginian trade goods. It reminds me of how the North American tribes brought under control by the Hudson Bay Company. The tribes could not do without the White Man's metal goods and textiles.

    Pruitt
    The Sardinians were conquered by military force, there is record of the campaigns it took to subjugate them and the Phoenician colonies there. I’m not here to debate historical fact, just to moderate the game. Please await the update.

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  • Pruitt
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    From what I have seen, Carthaginians were located in their zone of control, in the coastal areas. It would make little sense to expect Mercenaries to take the whole island when the Carthaginians have not taken it already. The Sardinians were brought under control by economic means. The patriarchs were used to Carthaginian trade goods. It reminds me of how the North American tribes brought under control by the Hudson Bay Company. The tribes could not do without the White Man's metal goods and textiles.

    Pruitt

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  • Delenda estRoma
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    Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
    Could I get some feedback on what the Carthaginians want taken first and what measures we will take with people that surrender? If they don't surrender when we find them we will pillage and loot the place.

    Pruitt
    Once everyone has a contract, you’ll each receive a separate update regarding your contract.

    Also, the reason for the higher pay is because you will have to take a nuanced approach to the rebellion. Natives and Carthaginians are mixed and Carthage wants no property destroyed or people killed that aren’t absolutely necessary. Breaking the rules of the contract will result in pay reductions.

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  • Pruitt
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    Could I get some feedback on what the Carthaginians want taken first and what measures we will take with people that surrender? If they don't surrender when we find them we will pillage and loot the place.

    Pruitt

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  • Delenda estRoma
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    Leonnatus’ aides send back a message that states that if a force of good veteran cavalry and phalangites were to join him, payment could be increased fittingly.

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  • Pruitt
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    I would also like to see a map of Sardinia especially around Cagliari.

    Pruitt

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  • TacCovert4
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    Aegeus, knowing full well the scope of the mess in Lamia and how Macedonian politics can turn into a multi-sided war, sends a missive to Leonnatus seeking clarification. Aegeus denotes the quality of the forces that he represents, and also notes that he would very likely be bringing a significant force of cavalry with him, all veterans of campaigns against greek style armies. Aegeus frankly notes the situation and that 400 talents is a pretty general sum being offered by more than one general in this war and seeks to know if Leonnatus is truly serious about employing the services of veteran hypaspists and phalangites and cavalry?

    (Per request of Snowy, sending a couple of missives out to get a better lay of the land).

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  • Pruitt
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    Pruitt takes the Sardinian contract.

    Pruitt

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  • TacCovert4
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    Carefully considering his options during the winter months, Aegeus speaks to his subordinate leaders.

    Gentlemen, we have a goal. A true goal, a purpose beyond mere silver. To reclaim Neapolis for true Greeks. But to do this, we must do more than just take the city. Contacts can open gates and conspirators can set fire to barracks. But once Rome knows that the city is no longer theirs, they will raise legions and march on it. We must have an army, and an army that can destroy a Roman Army in the field, not just cower behind walls in a siege. And that army, that army costs silver.

    It seems that the war in Lamia has come to a climax, with many generals marching afield. Leonnatus offers 400 talents to mercenaries who will fight for the old order of Macedon. I have heard of his army, and our well drilled veterans will be a decisively effective force in it. I know of Leonnatus, and he has royal designs, such men are want to bestow many more talents of silver upon those who aid them in achieving their designs. We shall sojourn to Greece, make the silver needed to raise an army, and return to this Italian Penninsula with the forces to not only retake Neapolis, but hold it against Rome, and eventually take the fight to Rome herself.

    Knowing that his own men are short in cavalry, and that Snowygerry Bolgios is well known for quality horse, Aegeus sends a missive to him to entreat him to partner in this endeavor. Leonnatus' army is likely not to be all hardened veterans like Krateros, but Leo's political plans would make him more likely to raise his bid if a mercenary army arrived with substantial numbers of highly sought after forces that could turn the tide of a battle before his erstwhile ally arrives to 'save' him with an army of hardened Alexandrian veterans.
    Last edited by TacCovert4; 07 May 20, 23:28.

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