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mghFond09 Aug 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

ubject: Uncertain of What Should Happen?
We had a battle where one player with a single noble counter and a large mercenary card attacked two nobles in a field battle. Drew a card in case bad weather stopped the attack, nope.

He had the defenders outnumber 4-1 and next card said 3-2 winner so he won. We were playing the version where you roll dice for killed nobles. His being the bigger force he rolled and then his noble died on a 2 (snake eyes with two dice). His opponents both made their rolls (they would have been killed on 2, 3, 12).

Anyhow so he wanted to kill or ransom the two nobles he had defeated but we ruled he could not as his lone noble did not survive the battle but died during the fighting. He argued he still gets to execute his prisoners. We felt he could not.

We checked all over in the rules and if it's covered specifically somewhere we could not find it.

Experienced players or Kingmaker experts – what would be your ruling on this?

I'd love to see what others would have done.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Aug 2017 8:07 p.m. PST

Probably would have executed the prisoners, as there was no nobility to stop them…

Texas Jack09 Aug 2017 10:36 p.m. PST

I agree with Bill, execute the prisoners.
In the end it would prove the losersī tough luck that their opponent was killed, kind of realistic of the era in my opinion.

I love that game but havenīt played it in years!

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

Disagree w/execute. Given the large mercenary force
on the winning side, my opinion is that the Merc
leadership would insist on ransoming the surviving
nobles to make sure they'd be paid, since their
'sponsor' died in the engagement.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 4:31 a.m. PST

Mercenary cards usually go away after the battle.

In the game your playing pieces are the nobles. They don't decide what you do. You do.
So, do what you want.

I must have an early version of the game. Some of the options are unfamiliar.

Roderick Robertson Fezian10 Aug 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

The two nobles go rogue, take the Mercenaries and invade Spain, or the Netherlands, or France. Treat them as killed.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:02 p.m. PST

I would go execute, but could see the argument for ransom. You just have to demand a large ransom.

CeruLucifus15 Aug 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

Kingmaker rules p3, Battle section, #5.:
"… Nobles killed … Loss of Nobles incurred in this manner does not alter the battle or the results."
PDF link

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

Yup, sorry for those two Nobles because some loyal retainer would have killed them due to their Noble dying.

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