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  1. THE PRINCEDOMS OF VOLARUCIO De Palma’s Brigade prayers before their advance through the mist... “Advance!” cried both Vivar and Candeliara, both trusted retainers and now generals of their Prince, Agostín III de Hontiveros, but the mist swallowed their voices long before it reached the ears of aforementioned Prince, as he sat in the fog, with his favourite, the Viscount de Palma. August sat easily, but silently in the deep seat of his saddle, the usual polished breastplate and sash replaced now by full plate, though with the usual feathered hat. “It will be difficult to judge the advance.” he said, almost conversationally, in an attempt to mask that deep rooted, slimy sliver of doubt, of uncertainty, of nervousness, that assailed every general as they watched their men go into battle. If de Palma noticed the edge to his voice, and the slight shifts in his seat, he gave no comment, instead sitting on his own mount stoically, as was his fashion. Mist hides much, obscures both sound and vision, and de Palma found he had to strain his ears to hear the breathing of the thousands of his own men, never mind the tramping step and hammering drums of the advance brigades as they grew ever further away. August looked up to the sky for a moment, before looking to de Palma and giving a single, curt, nod. “It is time, Diego. Advance! Advance and smash open their flank! May God go with you in all of his glory!” The near piety of such a statement took even stoic de Palma by surprise, though it didn’t show on his hard, stony face. He bowed, withdrawing without reply. The General cantered away from the Prince of Toulagoza and down the long line of his column, most of whom sat or crouched on the hard ground, pikes standing in bundles 15 feet high. Suddenly, feeling the spur of some unknown force or feeling, he spurred his horse into gallop, flying down the column’s side. His hat came into his hand, and he windmilled it in a shocking display of enthusiasm. “Up! Up!” cried de Palma. “Up lads! Up to battle!” Men clambered to their feet as de Palma hauled his horse to a stop roughly half way down the line. His voice cried strongly out over his men, who turned their eyes to their General as they stood in their disciplined ranks. de Palma stood high in his stirrups, holding himself up by the pommel of his saddle. “Out there are thousands of Tridentine soldiers – before we can march against the Greenskins, we must run these bastards from the field!” de Palma jammed his hat back on his head, and held up a hand, pointing to the sky. “God is with us, boys! God is with us! We’re going to charge them – we’re going to drive them to Danwent, every step of the way!” cheers now, as de Palma’s horse began to shift with impatience. “The crossbowmen will do their work – and you must do yours! When you advance, show no sign of stopping! When you advance, do so with purpose, advance to roll over their whole line and you will have won before you even meet in battles! And when you charge – yell like Furies!” The General’s sword leaped into his hand. “Brigade de Palma – ad-va-nce! At the double-quick!” Up and down the line sergeants and officers thundered these trumpeted orders as the Column began its attack out of that thick mist. The rumble of thousands of armoured men rang out loudly now that de Palma cantered his horse alongside the Column. The Column rolled on towards the Tridentines, hurling magic and bolts before them. And as they rolled out of the mist in their fast trot, pikes leveled forwards or held at half position above the first ranks’ heads, as the line of men opposite them suddenly shifted from milky white mist to black figures, the men of Volarucio began to howl and cheer and scream as they descended on the Tridentine left. And smashed it open. -Tall Stone walls (T3) in Toulagoza and Low Stone walls (T2) in Grandiz. (22500 one time mod gift.) -Reinforcements are raised for the Brigades assembled in the south. (2500 T3 Volarucian Pikemen – 5 Units – 27’500) -A church is built in Toulagoza. (25’000) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AMJsCTv_nPaKA1QS2CXnXjT6EQ2rPHM2WwmUS-GmsBk/edit#gid=189576162 
  2. UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST PLANETARY REPUBLICS GOVERNMENT Rulership: One – 3 Diplomatic Partners, 1 M per Billion, 1k C per Billion (First Contact) Attitude: Balance – 1k C per Billion Rights: None – 1 M/S/A in Industry Faith: Atheist Society – 1 R on every RF sector per research treaty (First Contact) Economy: Planned – 1 M/S/A in Industry, -1k C per industry Foreign Politics: Isolated – No Immigration, +0.25% population growth (First Contact) Mentality: Balance – 1 L per Billion -Research into Itoron extraction. (8R) -Construction of 1 CI (10k) -Construction of 3 RF (45k)
  3. THE PRINCEDOMS OF VOLARUCIO Los Tercios advance. Another year passes in the Princedoms, as the Volaruci feel the effects of yet another year of war. Public morale has finally raised, as a result of Prince August’s victory against the Bulgar in the field, the Coalition invasion of the Lithborn Empire, and the Volarucian offensive against the second, if lesser, of their enemies – Trident in the south. The people of Volarucio prayed for their Prince’s victory, but they continue to work hard to support their monarch. The fields are tilled, the livestock tended to. Ores are mined and any men march off to join the army. The areas that feel the effect most however, are the craftsmen and traders in the towns. Tanovaz and Lanovia, regions with intense concentrations of smiths and tradesmen, feel the effects the most, and by the end of the year neither could truly be called a town, but rather both are full fledged cities, swollen with the number of workers, apprentices and volunteers that fuel the war. -Tanovaz and Lanovia become Cities. (30k)
  4. UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST PLANETARY REPUBLICS GOVERNMENT Rulership: One – 3 Diplomatic Partners, 1 M per Billion, 1k C per Billion (First Contact) Attitude: Balance – 1k C per Billion Rights: None – 1 M/S/A in Industry Faith: Atheist Society – 1 R on every RF sector per research treaty (First Contact) Economy: Planned – 1 M/S/A in Industry, -1k C per industry Foreign Politics: Isolated – No Immigration, +0.25% population growth (First Contact) Mentality: Balance – 1 L per Billion -Research into T1 Civil Infrastructure (25/25) -Research into Warp Drives (6 R) -Colonisation ship dispatched to sector with the Gems. -Construction of 3 CI (30k) -Construction of 1 RF (15k)
  5. THE KINGDOM OF MACEDON ACTIONS And so war raged in Macedon. What had promised to be a short campaign in Athens had turned into a mess, as Parmenion found himself caught between Egyptian meddling and Epirote treachery. Worse still, the Egyptians had betrayed the sacred foundation of all military agreements and ceasefire – they had pissed upon a truce and punched into Macedon through the passes. Out maneuvered and out numbered, Parmenion can do little but reel back and retreat and train his freshest troops on the march. -One Unit of T3 Seasoned Royal Hypaspsists (12’000 Gold) -One Unit of T2 Seasoned Royal Peltasts (5’500 Gold) (Both are trained on the march and thus are in Parmenion’s host come the new year.)
  6. THE PRINCEDOMS OF VOLARUCIO Victory over the Lithborn at the Bloody Mire. A huge, crushing weight upon his chest, his throat burned under the aching bands of steel that closed around it, ruthlessly squeezing and squeezing the Boy's neck, desperate to wring his life from his body. The Boy's vision danced with spots and wandered wildly in an out of focus, his face going blue and then purple as the moment of his death grew ever closer. Then came a bang, a bang that rang through even the muddled, dull crackle that was the Boy's hearing, a bang that meant one thing to the Boy, even in his near dead state. It was the sound of the heavy wooden staff of a pontoon spear viciously striking a steel helmet, the sound of a man dazed and shocked, the sound of said pontoon being violently driven through the eye socket of a helm, followed by the death cry of a man - well, not a man but a Lithborn - who has died by means of six inches of steel being driven through his eye and into his brain. Even the Boy, on the brink of death as he was, knew what this sound meant as he rolled onto his chest and wretch and choked for breath, trying to force the air into his starved lungs. The sound meant life. The Boy struggled to rise to his feet, weighed down by the heavy pikeman's chestplate he wore, and crashed back down onto the mud. The same man saved him a second time, by hooking his spare hand into the straps of the Boy's armour and dragging him bodily from the front ranks to the rear, to sit the Boy by the colour party, bearing the regimental flags. "Tha-" the boy's hoarse voice cracked, and he coughed painfully. "Than-" he croaked again, but still couldn't choke the words out. The man who had saved him, a sergeant judging by the pontoon, shook his head and grunted in an ill-natured fashion. "Don't try to talk." He snapped, before turning his back and watching the line, taking this chance to catch his breath before he had to delve back onto the fray to keep the formation ordered. "Stay with the colour party, boy, if all goes well we'll throw them back down this hill and you'll survive your first battle." With that, the Sergeant left the Boy on his backside, at the feet of another sergeant (who hauled him to his feet somewhat more gently and pushed the flag staff of the colours into his hands. "Thank you…" the Boy finally managed to whisper. --- The rancid smell of marshy mud filled the nose of the Rodelero, blood smeared across his face, running down his chin, stemming from a gash above his eye, made by an overzealous Greenskin. The Rodelero, known as a somewhat angry man by all of his contemporaries, was rolling with the perpetrator of his wound, fighting with him in a muddy bed of roots, mud, blood and bodies, underneath the hundreds of pikes jabbing and thrusting above his head. Finally, with a practiced motion of his wrist, he drew out his dirk and slid it up, underneath the chin strap of the man with whom he fought, driving in the blade cruelly and deeply enough that he caught it off the side of the helmet, and it broke with an audible snap. Blood ran down the Lithborn's neck, but be was still alive. Alive and fighting. The Rodelero, driven to pure blind fury by the heat of battle, grabbed a sharp stone, and killed the Greenskkn the hard way. The first blow merely scuffed the Rodelero's fingers, jarring them, as it collided with the helmet, but then he learned from.his mistake. Again he brought the stone down, using his other hand to tear off his opponent's helmet. Again he struck, and again, and again. The Lithborn's eye ruptured in its socket as the Rodelero slowly bludgeoned in his head. A blood vessel sprayed a careless jet of blood up and into the Rodelero's face, as he kept striking, and smashing and crushing. Finally, when he could no longer lift his arm, he rolled off to the side and lay in the mud, staring through the pikes to the sky and let the screams of battle wash over him. --- Hooves, though impossible to hear over the cacophony of shouts, clashing, crashing and screaming, thundered along the ridge. The Rider, a young looking man with the sash of an officer, looked anxiously back over his shoulder, where the Tercio de Grandiz bulged dangerously, as its sergeants and officers desperately tried to hold the line against a swell of Lithborn forces, and the ent that ponderously smashed its way through the ranks of pikemen. The Rider forced his horse on hard, cresting the hill and seeking a figure of authority. He had hoped for a General - or perhaps even Prince August himself - instead he found himself stuck with a Colonel and a Major, who peered up at him on his horse curiously. “The Colonel Tejero sends his compliments, sir, and he requests reinforcements.” The Colonel glanced at the Major and the Major looked at the Colonel, before the Colonel spoke. “You may inform Colonel Tejero that Colonel de Vivar sends his own compliments, but we have been instructed to hold here in case the Tercio de Grandiz breaks.” The Rider shook his head frantically. “We need reinforcements now, sir, that thing is crushing us!” Colonel de Vivar frowned, and stood silently for a moment. Finally he nodded and looked to his Major. “Find three hundred volunteers, and give them heavy axes.” The Major went off at a run, and de Vivar turned back to the Rider. “I can spare three hundred men, but I must preserve the reserve should your Tercio break - I have been ordered not to deploy except to charge. Three hundred men will have to do you.” de Vivar turned away as the Major jogged back down the hill, a line of three hundred men with axes at his back. He shook his head again, upset. This was to be a bloody day. --- Finally, the dust settled, the men rested and cleaned their equipment, and the screams and moans of the dying cut off one by one, as men looted their ‘corpses’ for valuables. August de Hontiveros, exhausted, dusty and mud stained, sat silently in his pavilion drinking from a goblet of wine, as his generals and colonels debated and discussed. The Prince’s armour hung on its stand, and the Prince sat in the padded under clothes, listening, but voicing no opinion. Most, it seemed, advocated for a withdrawal to Toulagoza, to await the next Lithborn advance, and the next and the next. In other words, to continue repulsing the enemy until he made peace or he pulled through and crushed the Volaruci. Of all the men present, only Diego Alatriste, Viscount de Palma and the most trusted of August’s Genérals de Brigade, called for the Army of the Volar to exploit its victory. And of all the advice, this was the advice August agreed with the most. He stood, setting down his goblet. “We will rest and reinforce the army. And then we will attack and drive the Lithborn from our soil.” -The Tercio de el Maldito Fango and the Tercio de el Príncipe de Toulagoza are raised. 3 units of Volarucian Tercios (Medium Unique Infantry) – 10’500 2 units of Crossbowmen – 6’000 1 unit of Rodeleros (Light Infantry) – 1’000 All T3 equipment – 12’000 Total: 29’500 Gold https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AMJsCTv_nPaKA1QS2CXnXjT6EQ2rPHM2WwmUS-GmsBk/edit?usp=sharing
  7. THE KINGDOM OF MACEDON ACTIONS -King Parmenion I, descendant of Philip and Alexander, is as militant as his ancestors. In the year 700 Anno Domini, the third year of his reign, he opts to drastically expand his military power and strength, seeing his nation surrounded on all sides by potential aggressors. His reforms are far reaching, including a major redesign of the Royal Hypaspists, and a mass drive to reequip much of the current standing army. Most notably of all, for the first time in centuries, the Royal House of Macedonia reforms the Companion Cavalry to serve the young Parmenion as they served Philip and Alexander. --Heavy Infantry Researched (10’000 Gold) --500 Heavy Cavalry and 2500 Medium Infantry upgraded to T3 Equipment (12’000 Gold) --A unit of T3 Seasoned Companion Cavalry is raised (14’000 Gold)(500 Men) --Three units of Seasoned Macedonian Peltasts are raised at T3 (18’000)(1500 Men) --1000 T1 Light Infantry are disbanded. -1 Farm is constructed in Heraklea Lyncestis. (5’000) -In an effort to bolster the Macedonian economy, a series of diplomatic envoys are made to various states in the Mediterranean, seeking trading partners. Emissaries are sent to: -JUDEA -EGYPT -BYZANTIUM -AND TO THE MACEDONIAN CLIENT STATE OF EPIRUS
  8. UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST PLANETARY REPUBLICS GOVERNMENT Rulership: One – 3 Diplomatic Partners, 1 M per Billion, 1k C per Billion (First Contact) Attitude: Balance – 1k C per Billion Rights: None – 1 M/S/A in Industry Faith: Atheist Society – 1 R on every RF sector per research treaty (First Contact) Economy: Planned – 1 M/S/A in Industry, -1k C per industry Foreign Politics: Isolated – No Immigration, +0.25% population growth (First Contact) Mentality: Balance – 1 L per Billion -Research into T1 Civil Infrastructure (24/25) -Exploration ships continue exploring immediate vicinity of occupied territory. -Construction of 3 CI (30k) -1 Colony Ship is constructed (8M)
  9. THE PRINCEDOMS OF VOLARUCIO Los Tercios advance. -The Tercio de Marches Occidentales and the Tercio de Auld are raised. 3 units of Volarucian Tercios (Medium Unique Infantry) – 10’500 2 units of Crossbowmen – 6’000 1 unit of Rodeleros (Light Infantry) – 1’000 All T3 equipment – 12’000 Total: 29’500 Gold -The Tercios de Vivar and de Candeliara march from Ronbarra to Toulagoza. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AMJsCTv_nPaKA1QS2CXnXjT6EQ2rPHM2WwmUS-GmsBk/edit?usp=sharing
  10. THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN THE ROYAL SWEDISH ARMY The Swedish Army has once again surpassed all expectations, but King Karl XI asks for more! Swedish gunnery is considered to now be the paramount task – the Swedish always fought with superior firepower, and there is no reason to change that now. Swedish line infantry regiments are drilled constantly in firing exercises, with the aim being withering volleys at five shots a minute. Guard status and a bonus of 10 Gold Kronas for each man is the prize for being the first regiment to achieve this rate of fire. In the Great Religious War, Swedish artillery could fire anywhere from 3 to 5 times faster than enemy artillery – the artillery is thus drilled to achieve a consistent rate of fire 5 times faster than any foe they may be facing. Additionally, the Hakkapellita was the first attempt to reintroduce shock cavalry to Western Europe – the Swedish Cavalry have become less notable than their fellows of the past, but they are still a force to be reckoned with. As during the Great Religious War, the cavalry are instructed to close into point blank range before discharging their pistols, to allow maximum penetration. In addition, a further 1000 light dragoons are raised. The light dragoon regiments are then split up, and a company of 200 light dragoons are attached to every 1000 Hakkepellita. The idea behind this is quite simple – the light dragoons will dismount and provide constant musket fire to support Swedish cavalry when they make attacks on infantry formations, essentially adding more firepower to the Cavalry to allow it to cut down enemy infantry. Finally, the Swedish Dragoons, essentially mounted line infantry, are expanded by a further 2000 men to a total of 6000. Furthermore, the dragoons receive 6 light guns per regiment (1 regiment = 1000), making them swift moving, heavy hitting mobile infantry. THE SWEDISH NAVY In an attempt to further develop the navy, 4 more of the new frigates are constructed. In addition a major refit plan goes under way, with Swedish ships being stripped of guns, and refitted to be made more viable as open sea ships – this will also see many Swedish ships moved down in the ratings as the guns are removed, but the hope is that it will become viable for Sweden to have a true ocean going fleet. Additionally, a new first rate is designed – primarily to be an ocean going ship, with a maximum of 100 guns. The hope is to build a large ship that is weatherly and well armed that will form the core of the Swedish line of battle. Designs for second and third rates are also made, with similar specifications. FOREIGN POLICY Swedish Officers are sent to partake in the French Drilling Tournament. 2000 additional Company troops, along with 4 light guns, are sent to the command of Colonel-Governor Stig Wennerstorm in Karlstad. In addition, a company of 200 militia cavalry is trained by the Colonel – the objective is simple, once men and ordinance have arrived, the Colonel will lead a series of campaigns to subjugate the local tribes and force them to obey Swedish rule – his secondary objective is also to build a series of outposts and minor forts to secure Swedish dominance over as large a chunk of South Africa as possible.
  11. THE PRINCEDOMS OF VOLARUCIO The long march north.
  12. UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST PLANETARY REPUBLICS GOVERNMENT Rulership: One – 3 Diplomatic Partners, 1 M per Billion, 1k C per Billion (First Contact) Attitude: Balance – 1k C per Billion Rights: None – 1 M/S/A in Industry Faith: Atheist Society – 1 R on every RF sector per research treaty (First Contact) Economy: Planned – 1 M/S/A in Industry, -1k C per industry Foreign Politics: Isolated – No Immigration, +0.25% population growth (First Contact) Mentality: Balance – 1 L per Billion -Research into T1 Civil Infrastructure (17/25) -Exploration ships continue exploring immediate vicinity of occupied territory. -Construction of 3 CI (30k) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q4Jawfv9Q4U0ldea1i6cyJUXlqLyAbWCbJ2gQ0jXRiU/edit#gid=1979209826
  13. UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST PLANETARY REPUBLICS GOVERNMENT Rulership: One – 3 Diplomatic Partners, 1 M per Billion, 1k C per Billion (First Contact) Attitude: Balance – 1k C per Billion Rights: None – 1 M/S/A in Industry Faith: Atheist Society – 1 R on every RF sector per research treaty (First Contact) Economy: Planned – 1 M/S/A in Industry, -1k C per industry Foreign Politics: Isolated – No Immigration, +0.25% population growth (First Contact) Mentality: Balance – 1 L per Billion -Research into T1 Civil Infrastructure (10/25) -Exploration ships explore the two sectors above the new colonies. -Construction of 2 RF (30k) -Construction of 1 CI (10k) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q4Jawfv9Q4U0ldea1i6cyJUXlqLyAbWCbJ2gQ0jXRiU/edit#gid=1979209826
  14. THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN THE ROYAL SWEDISH ARMY The Swedish Army has long since dominated Europe. Since the days of Gustavus Adolphus Magnus and his reforms, Swedish forces have triumphed time and time again across the length and breadth of Europe. A century of conflict, experience and innovation has seen the Swedish Army take her rightful place as the greatest example of soldiery in Europe – and thus the world. There is, however, a rather ridiculous, baseless and infuriating rumour whistling around Europe, that there is an army greater than the army of His Majesty, King Karl XI. That is to say, it is oft said that the Portuguese Army is an army superior to that of Sweden! Such nonsense is, of course, utter madness, but it is an accusation that angers the King to the very core of his being and he has thus decided to put an end to such foolish rumours, once and for all. The King begins with the last remnant of a past age – he begins to phase out the 3000 pikemen remaining in Swedish service, replacing them instead with proper line infantry. In addition, Karl XI feels a distinct lack of light cavalry among his armed forces, and seeks to raise 4 new regiments – four thousand men. Two of these regiments shall be Hussars, while the other two shall be “Light Dragoons” in the Dutch style. Finally, the King musters his army in the Spring and spends several months drilling his men constantly and consistently. However, these troops are not drilled within their individual branches, Karl XI drills his army together, seeking to drastically improve coordination between the infantry, the cavalry and the artillery. The goal is not to simply improve his forces, but to improve the manner, coordination and organisation in which they fight – let none speak of the Portuguese as Europe’s best army when the King has finished! THE ARMS INDUSTRY The attempts at expanding the arms industry last year were... unfortunate. However, Karl and his ministers are not deterred from attempting to expand and already exceptional industry. Quickly established as a method of making uniform the conditions for apprenticeships was the Honourable Company of Armourers, Gunsmiths and Artillerists, of which membership was compulsory for any of the relevant tradesmen. It is hoped that this system of enforcing uniformity would fix the problems with the previous policies and ensure investment was maximized to its full value. Additionally, foundries and the like are expanded, with the government greedy for increased production of the precious cannons upon which Sweden built her military reputation. FOREIGN POLICY As war breaks out between the Russians and the Turks, Karl makes good on his pacts of alliance. His daughter, Sophia Hedwig, goes to the Imperial Court, where she will be educated along with her betrothed. Accompanying her are the Svea Life Guards – the Royal Foot Guards – and a detachment of the Life Guard Dragoons. The Life Guard Dragoons will remain with the Princess as her bodyguard, but Svea Life Guards, a full regiment of a thousand infantry, with the accompanying six light guns as is customary for the Swedish Army, marches onwards to Azov where they will serve under the command of the Tsar for the duration of his campaign. -Army improvements (mod) -Continued attempts to expand arms industry. (mod) -Dispatch of the Svea Life Guards to Azov. -Continued establishment of Karlstad. (mod) -The East India Company raises 3 thousand Company troops, largely made up of brutish thugs trained and led by the more inept officers of the Swedish Army who, lacking opportunity for promotion seized the chance of command in the Company. The King orders these men drilled by sergeants and drillmasters from the Army, and they are equipped with the pike and older muskets phased out of the remaining Pike regiments in the army. 1000 of these men are dispatched to Karlstad at the first opportunity, by a Company eager to protect its interests. (mod) -Continued attempts to find allies among the native tribes that can be traded with. Swedish colonists are quick to offer these tribes aid against their enemies. (mod)
  15. THE PRINCEDOMS OF VOLARUCIO Advance of the Army of Volarucio into Trident. RP to be added presently -The Tercio de Ronbarra is raised. 3 units of Volarucian Tercios (Medium Unique Infantry) – 10’500 2 units of Crossbowmen – 6’000 1 unit of Rodeleros (Light Infantry) – 1’000 All T3 equipment – 12’000 Total: 29’500 Gold -August de Hontiveros, Prince of Toulagoza advances his army across the border into Trident. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AMJsCTv_nPaKA1QS2CXnXjT6EQ2rPHM2WwmUS-GmsBk/edit?usp=sharing
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