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barcah200116 Jun 2022 10:46 a.m. PST

In rating my Swedish army I'm assuming the basic 6 rating for infantry with no special qualities and same for cavalry, perhaps with no positive impact +1for their heavy cavalry? Artillery as Austrians….Any contrary thoughts?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 2:29 p.m. PST

Swedish commander rolls a D6 at the beginning of every turn – on a 1, he can do want he wants, on a 2-4 he stands in place, on a 5-6 he marches northwest to conquer Denmark. grin (Can you tell I do not have a high opinion of Bernadotte?)

Jim

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 4:29 p.m. PST

Swedish player (1813-14) loses if he takes a casualty.

As a general, Bernadotte was a first-rate Crown Prince.

Korvessa16 Jun 2022 4:40 p.m. PST

ColCampbell, don't you mean Norway?
And it was funny by the way

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 4:53 p.m. PST

Korvessa -- Yeah, but he had to go through the Danish provinces to get to Norway proper.

Robert -- didn't you mean "clown" prince?

Of course none of this helps barcah. Not knowing to what rules you refer, the Swedes were, by individual unit, fairly good fighters. If "6" is an average rating for this time period (1813-1814), then that should be sufficient. Don't know much about the capability of their cavalry or artillery.

Jim

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 5:46 p.m. PST

Point taken, ColCampbell. And I'd agree that flat average should work. Cold truth is, at Blucher scale we don't have a lot of information to work with, especially for later Napoleonics.

In 1807-08 in Finland with battalions as maneuver units, we might come to different conclusions.

barcah200116 Jun 2022 6:14 p.m. PST

Love it! Thank you. I've read quite a bit about 1813, and haven't come across any mentions of Swedish cavalry or artillery doing any serious fighting.

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