Campaign

or, How to Hold a Mass Slaughter


One of the aspects of joining the military is that it is sometimes necessary to go on campaign. Each campaign season lasts for three months, and there are four campaign seasons a year. The summer season begins in June, the fall or autumn season in September, winter in December and spring in March. The only season in which the regular army (all Regiments except the Frontier Regiments and the Royal North Highland Border Regiment) campaigns is the summer season. The Frontier and RNHB Regiments are the only ones that regularly campaign during the other seasons and are always on campaign, year round.

While on campaign, characters continue to receive pay and allowances, but do not have to pay out any money or keep track of Status Points.

 

Campaign Determination

Each summer campaign season, the regular army will send some units on campaign. Roll one die and consult the Force Commitment Table, which indicates which Brigades are sent on campaign. For instance, if a 5 is rolled, the Dragoon Brigade and the 1st, 2nd and 4th Brigades of Foot of the regular army go. The component Regiments of these Brigades are found on Regimental Table C. Notice that the Frontier Regiments and the Royal North Highland Border Regiment always go.

Next, roll another die and consult the Force Deployment Table, which indicates the specific mission of the Brigades sent. A roll of 3, for example, would mean that the Dragoon Brigade was engaged in field operations, while all the other units listed above as being sent would take part in an assault.

After both of the above procedures have been completed, the organisation of the army on campaign is determined. Create a two digit number using the die roll for Force Commitment as the first digit and the die roll for Force Deployment as the second. The above example would create the number 53. Consult the Force Organisation Table and record the resulting organisation listed.


Force Commitment Table & Force Deployment Table
Die roll:
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Guards Brigade X X S A D F F F
Horse Guards Brigade X X S F F F F F
Heavy Brigade X X X S D F F F F
Dragoon Brigade X X X S D F F F F
1st Foot Brigade X X X X S A A D F F
2nd Foot Brigade X X X X S S A D F F
3rd Foot Brigade X X X X X S S A D F F
4th Foot Brigade X X X X X S S A D D F
Frontier Regiments X X X X X X S D A S D F
RNHB Regiment X X X X X X S A A D F F
A = Assault; D= Defence; F = Field Operations; S = Siege  
Force Organisation Table
Campaign Organisation Composition
11 Field Army 1st Division (1, 3, 4 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts, RNH)
12 1st Army 1st Division (3, 4 Bdes)
2nd Division (1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
13 same as 11
14 same as 12
15 1st Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
4 Bde
2nd Army 1st Division (1, 3 Bdes, RNH)
16 same as 11
21 Field Army 1st Division (Gds, 1 Bde)
2nd Division (2, 3 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts, RNH)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
22 1st Army 1st Division (Gds, 1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3 Bdes)
Horse Gds Bde
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
23 1st Army 1st Division (1, 2, 3 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts, RNH)
2nd Army Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
3rd Army Gds Bde
24 1st Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
2nd Army 1st Division (1, 2 Bdes)
2nd Division (3 Bde, RNH)
3rd Army Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
Gds Bde
25 1st Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
2nd Army 1st Division (Gds, 1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3 Bdes)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
26 Field Army 1st Division (Gds, 1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
31 Field Army 1st Division (2, 3 Bdes)
2nd Division (4 Bde, RNH)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
32 1st Army 1st Division (2, 3, 4 Bdes, RNH)
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
33 same as 31
34 same as 32
35 1st Army 1st Division (2, 3 Bdes, RNH)
2nd Army 2nd Division (4 Bde, Frontier Regts)
36 same as 31
41 Field Army 1st Division (Gds Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3, 4 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
42 1st Army 1st Division (Gds Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3, 4 Bdes)
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
43 1st Army Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
2nd Army 1st Division (2, 3 Bdes)
2nd Division (4 Bde, RNH)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
3rd Army Gds Bde
44 1st Army Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
Gds Bde
2nd Army 1st Division (2, 3 Bdes)
2nd Division (4 Bde, RNH)
3rd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
45 1st Army 1st Division (Gds Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3 Bde)
Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
2nd Army 3rd Division (4 Bde, Frontier Regts)
46 same as 41
51 Field Army 1st Division (1, 2 bdes)
2nd Division (4 Bde, RNH)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Dragoon Bde
52 1st Army 1st Division (1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 4 Bdes)
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Dragoon Bde
53 same as 51
54 same as 52
55 1st Army 1st Division (4 Bde, Frontier Regts)
2nd Army 2nd Division (1, 2 Bdes, RNH)
Dragoon Bde
56 same as 51
61 Field Army 1st Division (1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (3, 4 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
62 1st Army 1st Division (1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (3, 4 Bdes)
Horse Gds Bde
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Heavy Bde
63 same as 61
64 1st Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
2nd Army 1st Division (1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (3, 4 Bdes)
65 1st Army Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
1st Division (1, 3 Bdes, RNH)
2nd Army 2nd Division (4 Bde, Frontier Regts)
66 same as 61
71 Field Army 1st Division (Gds Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (1, 2 Bdes)
3rd Division (3, 4 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
72 1st Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Cavalry Division (Hvy, Drgn Bdes)
2nd Army 1st Division (Gds, 1 Bde, RNH)
2nd Division (2, 3, 4 Bdes)
Horse Gds Bde
73 1st Army Gds Bde
2nd Army 1st Division (1, 2 Bdes)
2nd Division (3, 4 Bdes)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts, RNH)
3rd Army Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
74 1st Army 1st Division (Gds, Drgn Bde)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
2nd Army Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
3rd Army 2nd Division (3, 4 Bdes, RNH)
3rd Division (1, 2 Bdes)
75 1st Army 1st Division (4 Bde, Frontier Regts)
2nd Army 2nd Division (Gds, 1 Bde, RNH)
3rd Division (2, 3 Bdes)
Cavalry Division (Horse Gds, Hvy Bde)
Dragoon Bde
76 same as 71
 

Substitutions

If there is no player character serving as the Field Marshal, a player may petition to have a Regiment which is not going on campaign during the regular campaign season substituted for one which is. The substituted Regiment must be of the same type (i.e. infantry or Cavalry) as the unit it is substituted for. For example, if the Second Brigade of Foot is to go on campaign, but the Brigade of Guards is not, a player may petition to have the Cardinal's Guard replace the 69th Arquebusiers. The Field Marshal will grant a player's petition on a roll of 7 on one die. This roll may be altered by influence.

If several players submit conflicting petitions and receive modified die rolls of 7 or higher, the petition is granted to the player with the highest die roll. If several players have equally high die rolls, the Field Marshal will grant the petition of the player with the highest Social Level. If several players have equally high Social Levels, either one must withdraw his petition or a duel is required. The petition is granted to the winner of the duel.

If a player is Field Marshal, he may substitute one Regiment as he sees fit. Units substituted, either by a player or non-player Field Marshal, serve in the Brigade of and perform the mission indicated on the Force Deployment Table for the Regiment they have replaced rather than their own.


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