The town of Tippelbruder has been threatened by Stagonia and is expecting to be attacked. Some time ago (August), various other countries volunteered certain troops for its defense.
We are now setting up a "Proxy Battle" to be run by Arthur (of Frankzonian fame), who uses the KOENIG KRIEG rules . . . although he prefers to double the number of stands. If doubled, it meshes very well with my own "Tricorne Wars" rules in terms of numbers.
Therefor, Arthur, I have translated things into the "6-stand battalion" numbers. I have left the artillery and cavalry a bit vague because I understand that you have fewer numbers of these figures available. If you need to play on your smaller table, you'll have to adjust numbers for the smaller battalion size.
Anyhow, here is a rundown using the standards mentioned above (and presuming all reserves have reached the battlefield):
From David of Tippelbruder -- mercenaries + townies:
- Hussars -- 3 squadrons
- 1 line battalion of 5 stands (musketeers)
- 1 light battalion of 3 stands (Croats)
- 10 skirmish stands of 2-men (combined lights)
- light artillery
- 2 line battalions of 6 stands (musketeers less their grenadiers
- 1 grenadier battalion of 5 stands (includes those from battalions)
- 1 skirmish stand of 2-men
- medium artillery
- Hussars -- 1 squadron
- 1 small battalion of 3 stands
- 2 skirmish stands of 2-men
- 1 line battalion of 6 stands
- light artillery
- 1 Highlander battalion of 6 stands
- Dragoons -- 4 squadrons
- 1 line battalion of 5 stands
- c.8 battalions (45 stands)
- 3 mounted forces (8 squadrons total)
- 13 two-man stands of light troops
- artillery (almost all light guns)
Now, given the divided nature of these forces, I suspect that Stagonia should make do with approximately the same number of foot rather than the usual greater number. Thus I'm suggesting two brigades of foot (four battalions each) and a brigade of mounted (three units) with the normal light troops and artillery that we use.
We also tend to roll for what actually makes it to the battlefield and I have done that. So, here is what I got with my die rolls for units and numbers:
INFANTRY (total of 43 stands):
- IR-1 von Hirschbock (elite) -- 6 stands
- IR-2 du Breiz (veteran) -- 6 stands
- IR-4 du Lepps (veteran) -- 5 stands
- IR-5 O'Duffy (veteran) -- 6 stands
- IR-6 De Marmier (raw) -- 6 stands
- IR-7 von Gruber (raw) -- 4 stands
- IR-9 von Krinkle (raw) -- 5 stands
- IR-10 St. Cyr (veteran) -- 5 stands
- CR-1 von Kirschstein Kuirassier (elite) -- 4 squadrons
- DR-9 Moliere Dragoons (raw) -- 4 squadrons
- DR-10 Pfeiffer Dragoons (raw) -- 2 squadrons
- Icelauf Jagers (raw) -- 4 stands
- Blut Jagers (raw) -- 3 stands
- 1 x medium battery
- 2 x light batteries (one with each infantry brigade)
While this sounds like Stagonia is set-up to lose, again I will remind you that the Defenders are NOT a unified command. It is composed of six separate forces . . . each having its own "break point" (whatever that may be). And, of course, if Koenig Maurice has miscalculated and Stagonia loses, that's hardly something to cry about, is it?
So, how does this look to everyone overall? Arthur, do you have enough troops to manage this? Or do we need to downsize?