An anticipation of a up coming Succession war campaign one of the participants (Jon of Wargaming Recon) asked me to provide design an army for him to run. So I have the golden opportunity of building my enemies army!(or he could be my Allie as sides are not picked yet) Well to help keep my self honest I honest I have built him three option I would love feed back.
Jon has a basic but not a detailed knowledge of the 18th century and has only played Maurice once (and does no have the rule book, yet). Jon also feels he has issues handling cavalry properly so he asked for the following of his army "Something basic and straightforward with a defensive inclination is
probably best. Light on the cavalry, heavy on the durable infantry and
So Option 1 probably the most balanced army in the group.
Option 2 Is sort of based on how I might do the Continental Army for Maurice.
Finally Option 3 This is something of a Prussian option.
Lots of good infantry and enough cavalry to keep the other man honest Cadence and Professional train will help the infantry and Artillery get in to position to attack. One might swap Artillery Academy for Oblique sacrificing some defensive fire power for more nimble army.
I like all three of these armies. Option 1 is close to what I am doing for D'Argent.
I wanted an army more balanced for attack and defense and I sacrifice Rout level and long range punch in order to get Rally to the Color and Lethal Volleys which I hope will allow me to grind my enemies down in a musket dual. The above is not final but I am happy with it.
Please let me know what you think of these.
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