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    Hey guys! Long time no see. I’ve recently graduated with my degree and have quite a bit more of spare time on my hands. With that spare time comes boredom and to alleviate that I’d be willing to host a community war game. The only questions are, do I have enough interest and what era should be the setting for our little war game? So if you’re looking for a war game post here and indicate which setting has your vote!


    The Peloponnesian War- Two players will control the major powers, Athens and Sparta, but there are many other roles available for others to take in this Grecian war for supremacy. Allies such as Corinth and Syracuse or even outside powers such as the Persians, mercenaries/pirates, and Carthage. This setting would likely include the smallest geographical area out of any of them.


    The Diadochi Wars- This proposal is my favorite as it is one of my specialties. Essentially, the game would start immediately after the death of Alexander and the regent Perdiccas and all of the generals of Alexander and conquered peoples would need to decide who will rule as regent, which royal to place on the throne, and what direction to take the empire going forward. This scenario is chock full of political intrigue, warfare, and diplomacy. There are endless roles here for people to assume, essentially this scenario is the most all encompassing and flexible for the players and takes place over a large geographical expanse.

    Mercenary Companies- This would be more of an rpg game than a full on strategic war game. Players would be mercenary captains of different origins and pasts that fit out mercenary companies in the Ancient Greek world and fight for different employers across the Mediterranean. The goal being to both amass the most cash and the most acclaim in the Mediterranean world.
    First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

  • #2
    I am interested, though I'm more of a Rome guy.

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    • #3
      Rome versus Han!
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      • #4
        As short as my time is these days, the only thing that I think I'd have time for is the Merc game.
        Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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        • #5
          I'm always interested in a forum game, anything is good for me just let me know

          We seem to be short on players though, if Tacs ACW game is any indication…

          A lot of the ACG forum game veterans are otherwise occupied it seems.
          Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

          Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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          • #6
            That’s fair enough. I’d certainly be into running the mercenaries game. It only really needs a minimum of two players and more players can join in as time allows.

            So if you gents would like, we can start forming up your companies as time allows. I’ll make a list for signups and a backdrop in a day or two.
            First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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            • #7
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              Mercenary Companies- This would be more of an rpg game than a full on strategic war game. Players would be mercenary captains of different origins and pasts that fit out mercenary companies in the Ancient Greek world and fight for different employers across the Mediterranean. The goal being to both amass the most cash and the most acclaim in the Mediterranean world.
              Give me a company of Gauls/Celts then, what sort of details do you need ?

              Edit : better yet, I'll be a nephew of this one

              The commander of the western Balkan Celtic army in Macedonia is referred to in classical sources as Bolgios and also as Belgio/Belgios – Galli duce Belgio (Just. xxiv, 5; cf. Pomp. Prol. xxiv – ‘Belgius leader of the Gauls’). The participation of Belgae tribes in the Celtic migration into the Balkans and Asia-Minor during this period is well recorded (see Mac Congail B. Belgae expansion into South Eastern Europe and Asia-Minor (4th – 3rd c. BC.) In: PRAE. In Honorem Henrieta Todorova. National Archaeological Institute With Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Sofia 2007. p. 295 – 302) and Bolgios/Belgios is, like that of Brennos, not a personal name, but in this case derived from an ethnonym – i.e. Belgius = leader of the Belgae (see also ‘Bastarnae’ and ‘Galatia’ articles).
              https://balkancelts.wordpress.com/tag/macedonian-army/

              Seems that much of the work has been done for me :

              The Celtic Trimarkisia cavalry system was a system whereby each horseman was accompanied by two mounted servants who were themselves skilled riders.
              riding towards the house. Three red frocks had they, and three red mantles: three red bucklers they bore, and three red spears were in their hands: three red steeds they bestrode, and three red heads of hair were on them.
              https://www.academia.edu/5109977/The...valry_Practice
              Last edited by Snowygerry; 26 Feb 20, 02:52.
              Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

              Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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              • #8
                Haha... a Red menace.
                SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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                • #9
                  Alright so here’s the setting. It is July of 323 BCE, roughly a month after the death of Alexander. The world is filled with war and strife after the death of Alexander. The Diadochi currently quarrel about the direction and succession of the empire with the regent Perdiccas barely retaining control as tempers rise in Babylon. Further East in India and the Punjab, restless kings and tribes hear of the death of Alexander and seek to free themselves from their Macedonian garrisons. Scythians and other horse tribes raid the edges of the empire now that the great Alexander has died. In Greece, there are also murmurs of revolt as the people await to determine the veracity of the claims of Alexander’s death. Further west, the denizens care little of the death of Alexander with the Samnites and Romans coming to grips in the Second Samnite War and Syracuse and Carthage warily raiding each other on the island of Sicily. Conflict is everywhere, and a wise mercenary could easily make a fortune with the right company.


                  First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
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                    Give me a company of Gauls/Celts then, what sort of details do you need ?

                    Edit : better yet, I'll be a nephew of this one



                    https://balkancelts.wordpress.com/tag/macedonian-army/

                    Seems that much of the work has been done for me :





                    https://www.academia.edu/5109977/The...valry_Practice

                    Welcome Snowy! Brennos is an excellent choice as the Celts are famed fighters and mercenaries in this period.

                    The Celts have a bonus and a negative. When attacking an enemy they get an initial shock bonus to demonstrate their historical powerful charge whether with cavalry or infantry. However, this also means that exhaustion sets in after extended combat if the enemy aren’t routed.

                    As for your troops, your types will determine just how many troops you receive. The Celts were famed swordsmen without too much armor, but famed for their ferocity. Their heavy cavalry were also very well known to be quite good as shock cavalry. Just let me know what proportions you would like out of the list below and I’ll give you hard numbers!

                    Celtic Skirmishers- Lightly armed and armored, these are the light javelin troops that serve the Celts as scouts and skirmishers.

                    Celtic Swordsmen- The cream of the flower of the Celtic men, these lightly armored but heavily armed men are feared throughout the Mediterranean for their fighting prowess and ferocity.

                    Celtic Lancers- Well armed and armored nobles of the Celtic elite. Their charges are tremendous, but their fighting prowess may fade if forced into prolonged combat.


                    First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                    • #11
                      Mercenary Sign Up Sheet

                      Name-

                      Race- (Macedonian, Greek, Scythian, Celt, Thracian, Tarentine, Cretan, Samnite, Roman, or any other ancient racial group, will include bonuses)

                      Type of Force- What proportion of missile troops, melee, and cavalry do you want?

                      Preferred Employment- What sort of jobs does your company wish to do? For who? Where?

                      Mixing-Will your company hire only within its own group or outside of it? (A Greek company hiring Thracians etc)




                      All mercenaries will start in Crete and journey from there following advertisements of cities, states, tribes, and powers looking for mercenaries!
                      First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                      • #12
                        Mercenary Sign Up Sheet Snowygerry.

                        Name : Bolgios.

                        Race : Belgae, or more generic Celts.

                        Type of Force: In keeping with what's above I'll go for an all cavalry force, I've been commanding a lot of infantry lately, it'll make a nice change.

                        1/3 armed with lance, buckler and quality sword, front line troops.

                        1/3 armed with lance and buckler, small axe or knife for close combat or camp duties.

                        1/3 armed with low quality short sword and bow, if possible.

                        For operational/RP movement they form small units of 3 - 1 of the above each, and share a tent.

                        For tactical movement they deploy in 3 lines per armament type as needed.

                        Prevalent colour : Red.


                        Preferred Employment - any light/medium cavalry duty that pays well, preferably an easy mission first to get a feel for the game mechanics.

                        Mixing : Not for now, unit cohesion is key, may mix with other companies as the game goes on.

                        All mercenaries will start in Crete and journey from there following advertisements of cities, states, tribes, and powers looking for mercenaries!
                        Ok.
                        Last edited by Snowygerry; 27 Feb 20, 04:21.
                        Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

                        Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
                          Mercenary Sign Up Sheet Snowygerry.

                          Name : Bolgios.

                          Race : Belgae, or more generic Celts.

                          Type of Force: In keeping with what's above I'll go for an all cavalry force, I've been commanding a lot of infantry lately, it'll make a nice change.

                          1/3 armed with lance, buckler and quality sword, front line troops.

                          1/3 armed with lance and buckler, small axe or knife for close combat or camp duties.

                          1/3 armed with low quality short sword and bow, if possible.

                          For operational/RP movement they form small units of 3 - 1 of the above each, and share a tent.

                          For tactical movement they deploy in 3 lines per armament type as needed.

                          Prevalent colour : Red.


                          Preferred Employment - any light/medium cavalry duty that pays well, preferably an easy mission first to get a feel for the game mechanics.

                          Mixing : Not for now, unit cohesion is key, may mix with other companies as the game goes on.



                          Ok.
                          Alright so that’s 200 Celtic Lancers and 100 Celtic light cavalry. The Celts aren’t able to field horsearchers, but are known to have had javelin armed light cavalry that you can have access too. Your 200 Celtic Lancers will be functionally identical in this situation. Once I have a few more signups, I’ll post a list of jobs.
                          First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                          • #14
                            Fair enough, bows were intended for hunting mostly, they'll have to use the javelins then, tnx.
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                            Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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                            • #15
                              Name- Emeritus Guerrillae (I did my best to translate the company name to Latin, it should read Veteran Guerrillas, or Guerrilla Veterans) Company Commander: Josephus Samnus, a retired officer from the Samnite War.

                              Race- Roman, mostly. Some foreign specialists in roles like cavalry or missile troops.

                              Type of Force- Veterans of the Roman army, most equipped with their old legion equipment. 10% are auxiliary style skirmishers and archers. 75% are armed with the Scutum, Gladius, and Pilum. 10% are officers armed similarly. 5% are light cavalry armed with spatha, cavalry usually taking the role of scouts and messengers and rarely engage in actual combat. Company standard is an eagle, gold, on an azure field.

                              The unit is organized into centuries composed of 8 squads of ten. Each squad has an officer and an NCO. Each century has its own standard and the XO for each century is in the Vexillum Manipule (or standard squad). Each century is trained to operate independently when needed.


                              Preferred Employment- Willing to do just about anything, although the soldiers have a preference for fighting "bandits" and performing guerrilla movements. Will not work for Samnites or their allies. Any terrain.

                              Mixing- Won't work with the Samnites. Unit is composed of mostly veteran soldiers used to working with foreign allies and auxiliaries; they enjoy the stories and learning from their foreign counterparts.


                              I think a reasonable unit size would be 450 men. That's five centuries, 338 infantry, 22 light cavalry/scouts, 45 officers, and 45 light skirmishers/missile troops. My company type would be "cheaper" to maintain than a unit of cavalry as there would only be 30 or so horses. This is just my estimate. I wouldn't mind 8 centuries though.
                              Last edited by Caesar Josephus; 28 Feb 20, 11:26. Reason: Hind sight

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