UNIT CONSTRUCTION: I am now following all unit construction costs in the 5.5 version of the Rulebook (Table 13-4, page 113) except that elite units cannot be built unless you are Tech 6 or have a special, historically based exemption. As a result all unit costs have changed. This is a rundown on the build costs of basic units for each culture type in this game. As a rule of thumb, light units cost 1 GP less, heavy units cost 1 GP more, elite units cost double NFP & GP and inexperienced units cost 1/2 normal GP cost.
UNIT CONVERSION: I will assume all units to be regular. However, if you wish you may want to convert your units to heavy & light. You can convert 2 regular units to 1 heavy and 1 light, this is the only way you can get heavy units from your existing pool. You can convert any or all of your regular units to light. The deadline for this special type of conversion will be Turn #10 of Lords 12 & Turn #50 of Lords 11.
ADVANCED TACTICS WITH THESE NEW UNITS: There will be rewards for players who can come up with a right combination of military units for their armies before battles. The type of units will have various effects based on the terrain that you are in. Light units move faster and can screen slower units. Light cavalry is great for the open field. Light infantry works well in mountains and fortified areas. Light units are most likely to get slaughtered in sieges and open battles. Heavy units inflict greater damage but moves slower and can be ambushed by lighter units in close terrain. Heavy cavalry is the best open field unit you can build. Heavy infantry can repulse cavalry charges well and inflict the best damage against lighter infantry.
ADVANCED TACTICAL ATTACKING ORDERS: If you define
your battlefield tactics, you will get a (sometimes substantial) bonus
in battle because I will assume that all armies with undefined orders will
be in an undisciplined mob.
Example: The Byzantines with their force of regular cavalry with light and elite infantry auxilliaries have defined their battle formation as "Two ranks with extensive flankguards and skirmishers". In battle, they encounter the Pechnegs in grassy terrain who with their almost exclusively light cavalry force use "hit and run until enemy can be encircled". In the battle the Byzantine back line and flankguards prevent the encircling noose and thus cause the Turks to rout.
NEW ACTION, DELEGATE AUTHORITY: If you wish to have your leaders act intelligently (and show initiative) rather than carry out your orders by rote, you may wish to Delegate Authority (DA) for part or the entire turn (minimum, 6 months). Delegating Authority does have an effect on the loyalty of your leader. Leaders with total stats that exceed the king's will become less loyal. Otherwise, they will become more loyal over time. How intelligent the leader acts in military situations is, of course, based on their leadership.
NEW STAT SHEET FEATURES: With the coming
of the Version 5.5 Revisions, I have been at work updating the stat sheet
Homeland Income: The regional Gold Point income of your homeland has been doubled. This is regional GPv only, not the PWB.
Road and Port Spacer Code: I have added '*' as the spacer code for those cities which are both road cities and port cities (The 5.5 Rulebook states that the spacer code is a '+').
Road Count: This is now an automated feature which counts all road cities (r), road and port cities (*) and inland capitals (c).
Road Income Formula: The Road Income formula is now = (Road Count)2/2.
WORLD MAPS: These will be available on demand for anyone this turn for $5.00. If you just want the Old World, the cost will be $3.50 and the New World is $1.50 by themselves. They will be updated and corrected to the latest turn published.
COLOR MAPS: Hemispheric, Old World or New World. Shows what regions are owned by each nation. These are $3.00 each and must be mailed.
CULTIVATED REGIONS: All cultivated regions can be colonized to 2 Gpv. If you can somehow get a region intensely cultivated, you can then colonize it to 3 Gpv.
DIPLOMACY RESULTS: (ne)=no effect.
RELIGION OPS - Convert Pagan Chief (cpc): You can convert a neutral heathen region to your religion instead of having to resort to all those MW's. If your world religion (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hindu) can convert a pagan chief, the region will automatically follow.
MERC POOLS: All areas of the world have available for hire as mercenaries, 10hi, 10i, 10c, 10w. Minimum bid is .5 GP per unit, 1 GP for the heavy units. Mercenaries assume the QR of your nation.
COLOR CODED NATION HEADERS: The Colors coded on each nation represents your technology level. GREY is Tech 1 & 2, BLUE is Tech 3, RED is Tech 4, GOLD is Tech 5, GREEN is Tech 6, AQUAMARINE is Tech 7, PURPLE is Tech 8, BROWN is Tech 9 and OLIVE is Tech 10.
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Lords 11 Unit Conversion
Each point of cavalry and infantry represents 500 fighting men. A warship or transport point = 1 ships with 500 men aboard each ship. A siege point = 500 sappers or 5 ballista, catapults, siege engines, trebuchets or battle towers. A field fort point = 1 fort manned by 500 men each. A wall point = 10 feet of city wall ramparts.
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Rules Used in Lords 11
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And now the turn itself...
Far East Asia
THE MINOMOTO SHOGUNATE
Tenno Shujaku, Emperor of Jihpen
Minomoto no Fushibujin, Shogun
The Shogun, Fushioryo, died. His brother was called up by the family to become the new regent.
Lou, Overlord of Hai Ochostk
Tojan died in 1138.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Gunxo-Ron, King of Parhae
Biak-Shin died in 1136. He was only 34. Gunxo-Ron, his son, was too young to rule without help.
THE BURYAT HORDE
HORDE DIPLOMACY: Cipsac(ne)
110,000 cavalry came of the frozen woods to gather in Kerait.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Chou Tao, "Tai Di", 32nd Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
The illustrious Gi Zong passed on to the next world in 1136. Chou Tao, a noted hedonist and animal hater, became the new Emperor as Tai Di. Public works were all the rage in the rich, river regions.
MAP: Tonkin became intensively cultivated.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER
Bao-Kong, Abbot Grandmaster of the Serene Palace, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Grandmaster Pin died in 1139. He was only 35. He had left unresolved issues in his wake. There had been a rift between the priests on doctrinal issues. A growing movement, based on Daoism, became less respectful of the direction that the Serene Palace had taken. So there was a breakdown of authority. Soon, as the new abbot-grandmaster, Bao-Kong, made himself known, many shrines, temples and sanctuaries broke away from Chiangling's lead. Many closed down, enriching local magnates. Others just became independent or adhered to a different sect. By the end of 1140, the Serene Palace held sway over the following temples and shrines: Honan, Houma, Hupei, Kansu, Kweichou, Pei Huang, Shangtung, Shensi, Shentung, Szechwan, Tungchuan, Kwangtung, Nan Chao, Changan, Chengdu, Hsiang and of course, Chiangling.
Foi Shei-Zang, King of the South Han
Something was finally done about Hwai.
THE KHMER EMPIRE
Nataraja, Emperor of Khmer
The Khemer people enjoyed five years of unbridled economic growth. It was rumored that only the great Tang had a better economy (but, hey, they have more people).
MAP: Vinh, Saigon, Sakhon, Da Nang, Lo Wan, Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Battamdang became larger cities.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF
Sri Shalikatar, God-CEOof Srivijaya, Inc.
Shali Katar spared the Board of Accountants because he went on vaction to a remote, isolated island (plenty of these in this area).
Capoom, Master of the Great Dividing Range
In one year (1137-1138), both Niteram the King and his successor, Yiadre, died. Yiadre's son became the new big boss.
MAP: Katoomba's new city was called Bogong after a famous cave.
LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Panukultau,Tuma Whakarae o Maori, Kaitiaki Rorea Aotearoa, Kawana o Aumoana Runga, Ariki Tamaroa Kei raro Taki o Autahi
THE YAMPI BAND
Ulee, Chieftain of the Yampi Folk
The Yampi wondered if they'll ever regain that lost glory of the old days.
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Ronen, King of Burma
Ronen exacted revenge against those slovenly Korat by inflicting deadly acts of violence against them and then, after the land was smashed, swordpointed to the true ways of Therevada Buddhism. Suspected dissednets were given wedgeis (until they were blue in the cheeks) which many thought were too light a punishment for the standard par for the course was death by torture.
MAP: Rangoon, Jemonga, Myanmar, Imphal, Ava and Mawiamyine became greater cities.
THE COLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Cola Gunamuditya II, Maharaja of Bharat
Rajadhara, Guna's son, died of plague, as did Sir Una the following year. Both had been skulking in the underworld, searching for secret societies.
MAP: Tripuri, Kalyani, Banivasi & Polonarva grew. Vizianagaram was built in Kalinga. Kochi was made in Kerala. Vengi found its port at Nellore.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Gauhal, Hidden King of Lahore
The Tanguta Horde returned but in a hostile way to sack Kashgar and trample the land of Yarkhand. Yarkhand had enough of this nonsense and revolted.
THE DOLKARI KHANAT OF SAMARKHAND
Abdullah ad Dolkair, Khan of Samarkhand
Dolkar died in 1136 and left Soghdia to his son, Abdullah.
MAP: Samarkhand was rebuilt.
THE GREAT TAVOK HORDE (Cherkassy,
Xi Xia, Tangut, Jark)
Hokshoi, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
Layaidu's final years were ones of flourish. He took the 215,000 Tangut hordesmen and allies, all cavalry, on a sack, burn, pillage, rape and destroy tour of Central Asia. The Tavoc looted Karatou, destroyed its fortress, sacked and burned Kyzl-Orda, looted Khokhand, reduced Alma-Ata to rubble, destroyed the Ferghana citadel and looted the region. Having injured the Samanids, the horde then razed Kashgar and looted Yarkhand. After all these years of happiness and global trotting, Khan Layaidu died in Tarim and his body was burned on a tiered platform. His personality was all that held the Tavok alliance together. Loyaidu's son, Tolu and Khotat were not well accepted. A sub-commander within the horde, Hokshoi, succeeded in overthrowing the sons and two other contenders. About 25,000 Tangut hordesmen died in the fighting. The Yehabsh and the Damchog allies defected, returning to the steppe idyll. The Ilhand and 'Anipsai stuck around to see what this new Khan had in mind. The Xi Xia numbers are now down to less than 160,000 mounted men.
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ali ebn-Sinjar, Emir of Bukhara
The Samanids suffered once more from horde attack. The Tavok remapaged through Karatou, Khokhand and Ferghana stealing everthing that wasn't nailed down. Two cities were lost. Three citadels burn in ruins. The Central Asian economy plummeted with all this looting going on.
MAP: Khokhand, Ferghana and Karatou lost their fortresses. Alma-Ata and Kyzl-Orda have been erased from the map.
Khosrau, Governor of the Roughlands
Khosrau could have retaliated but didn't. The government was hit with scandal when certain officers were discovered to be in the pay of the Buyid Emir.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Nur ad Dawla Kasim al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
For some dinars, the Persians received barrels of grain from South India. This helped the morale of the nation for there was a minor famine. Sufis were dispatched to El Burz to convert them to Shi'a.
MAP: El Burz gained a city (Qazvin).
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al
'Arif Al Muktafi II, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
MAP: Qatar became cultivated.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Baruod ad Din Faruk, Sultan of Aleppo
Faruk wondered when the victorious army would come home. 'Pears they all stopped over at Kalisma to watch all the bellydancing.
THE KINGDOM OF IFAT
Ifat turned their greedy eyes to the Coptic highlands of Amhara.
THE MAKURIA KINGDOM OF NUBIA
Zacharias IV, Negus of Nubia, Owner of Dibbles
Having lived 86 years, the ancient king of Nubia, Normal, who waged war against the Muslims of Aleppo, died. His son Zacharias finally became king and announced that the Nubians will stay aloof of the affairs of the Arabs. Iksander was abandoned by the Sicilians and returned to Nubian control.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Momballa-da, Grand King of the Rifts
Momballa-da frustrated the ambitions of his last surviving son, Ahab, by naming Solomon's oldest daughter, Katarina, his heir. Sidamo heard more of the Word of God. They're feeling that revival spirit.
Kivimara, King of the Nampul
MAP: A royal road connecting Tanga-Pemba to Mahenge was constructed.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
La V, Queen ofZimbabwe
Maroka, Protector the Confederation
Luoi enjoyed a popular term in office. His successor was his own deputy, Maroka. Work began to connect Zyr to Babwe.
MAP: The road from Zim to Babwe was completed.
Zarqa, Ba King
DIPLOMACY: Ngoko(f), Giri(a), Etosha(ne)
Zarqa's job was mostly in bed and it was tough. No children were born to his wife until 1140 and, fortunately, that one was a boy. Zugre died in 1136.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Djoleto II, Oba of the Ibo, Blessed of the Rainbow
Jhalari's reign was only four years. He died in 1139. His young son, Djoleto II, took over.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Dia Somba Biyai Ka, King of Songhay
The rains made the sorghum crops grow.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
The Ghana, Mansa, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
DIPLOMACY: Jenne(f), Khalem(t)
King Ossao did it. He stuck with Jenne for an entire turn and was rewarded for his effort. The plainlanders became freindly. Mansa, Ghana in 1140, intimidated the Khalemites with his equestrian influence, so to speak in a massive kind of way.
THE NAFA WIZARAT OF ID
Nafa ad-Din Amman ir Saleem, Wizare al Id, Regent for the Emirat of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Marco was truly the last of the Ids. He died in 1036 from poison goose. Amman ir Saleem also known as Nafa, his vizier (or wizare) proclaimed that the Idrisid Emirat was henceforth vacant (for no one could be found that that the characteristic Idrisid big nose). The Maghreb would be rule by a Wizare.
Nazir Ehri while in Toledo suddenly became aware of his hidden heritage, that he was a Prince of the Ummayad family. His rebellion deprived Id of almost all of their Andalusian possessions. Only Granada was left in Nafa's hands.
In Mahidia, Lord Earl was visited by a silver tongued Sicilian diplomat. Earl politely told the delegate that Africa was a friendly province of Id and cannot be diplomacized away. The Sicilian didn't believe him but left anyway.
AL UMMAYAD EMIRAT AL ANDALUS
Ehri revived the Ummayad Emirat which had been absent from history for almost 250 years. He seized control of Andalusia, Extremadura, Jaen, Portugal, Salamanca, Saragoza and Talavera plus a portion of the Idrisid government. His capital was Toledo. Ehri wondered if he can resist the Id without an army.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Kemal, Amir al Balerum
DIPLOMACY: Africa(ne, f to Id), Ad Diffah(ne)
Sina did not cherish the idea of ruling Coptic Iksander so he made an announcement to the world:
"Some time ago the Sultan of Aleppo granted the regions of
Egypt, Faiyum and Thebes to Sicily in exchange for assistance
in their war against the Zaidis and the Nubians. Since the war
ended before our troops could reach the front, we will honor
our agreement with our Muslim brothers and grant those regions
back to the Sultan of Aleppo. Verily, God is gracious to the
trustworthy. Praise be to God, the ruler of the worlds."
Meanwhile Prince Kemal arrived to Iksander and freed the city. He had hoped that Karimid troops would come by and claim their prize - but none arrived. Iksandr returned to Nubian allegiance. Egypt became neutral. He marched the 30,000 infantry, 3000 engineers through Ad Diffah to Barqa.
MAP: Palermo grew.
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Zeno III, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
Zeno II choked on his own hair in 1136. The nation got into an uproar because Zeno III had blinded his brothers soon after his father's death. The fuss eventually went away after a few summary executions.
MAP: Knossos expanded to 10 GPv. Pelles also grew.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Kavis, Khagan of Levedia
MAP: Baykonir was built as Taman's port city.
THE GREAT PRINCIPALITY OF SUZDAL
Ituval, Grand Prince of Suzdal
And then the activity stopped. No one knew why.
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Waldemar, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
There was a cat problem in Hordaland.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF
Stephen II, King of Hungary and Germany
DIPLOMACY: Jutland(fa), Holstein(f), Friesland(t), Holland(ne, f to Burgundy)
Emeric II went up to Jutland and dangled his own son as marriage bait. The Jutish were intregued and gave up one of their princesses. Emeric then died in 1138. Steophen II had grown up enough to be his own kind of king, with his own stats. Garrod, with the same guys as before (12 warships, 6 transports & 2000 marines) went back to Northumbria to slave raid. There was no one to take back home this time. A return to the Sussex coast led to a close encounter with 30 English warships. So he returned to Schleswig with empty cages.
MAP: Prague,Schleswig, Lorrach and Leipzig expanded. Leipzig and Prague were connected by postal road.
THE POLISH ALLIANCE
Young Fyodor was taught statecraft.
THE HOLY KINGDOM OF BHEATHAAMROIS
Magna Mater Etain Rapturous, Sister of Mary, Protector of the Innocent, Blessed of the Divine Light of Christ, Beloved of God in All His Glory
There was pressure from the monastics to spread the church's influence into Europe by building new abbeys and by converting the heathen mind. Etain was tight-lipped about ambitious plans. The English whined about the naval raids.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF GREATER
Coenwulf, King of Saxons and Eiru
The navy stayed in the Cinque Ports adn was able to stop a return visit by the Hun Slavers. Northumbria was unprotected and so rebelled.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Benedict V, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
CONSECRATION: Swabia(mn), Nordgau(mn), Lyonnais(mn)
The Vater had trouble finding monks for Bohemia and gave up after two tries. He traveled to Nordgau and Swabia and consecrated new monasteries there. Jorgan stumbled into Cianovian territory (Languedoc and Catalonia), failed to open any churches and made it out alive. The Romans threw out the papal clerics in their government and stayed independent in church matters. The Burgundians took Rome's lead.
Harris' navy of 49 warships did not involve themselves in the sinful activity of kidnapping.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vergilius Secundus, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
Vigilius, in order to ensure the ecclesiastical independance of his Empire, threw out the Papal clerics from his government and sent bishop Fabrigo Centri Uhrstad packing. Caesar's plan to educate civil servants in the government run Latin schools had worked out very well. A trade fleet was sent to Scythia.
In the fall of 1137, Magyar slave raiders, badly disguised as Castillian raiders attacked Liguria, but were all destroyed by the mighty Roman army. Vigilius was aghast but expected such an underhanded action in these times. He died in 1140.
MAP: Fanum Fortunae, Pisae, Castrium Novum, Tarantum & Stabiae each grew.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Heinric Clense, Rex Burgundus
DIPLOMACY: Gascony(f), Ponthieu(nt), Flanders(ne)
The detached land of Gascony, a one time Castillian province, became part of the Burgundian Kingdom in 1139. Ponthieu, long hostile to Burgundy, came back due to the encouraging words of Duke Brie. The Magyars trespassed into Holland.
MAP: Basel grew to 4 GPv.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Pedro, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
The Castillians were expecting trouble from the north but the excitement seemed to be brewing to the Moorish south.
THE VIKING COMMONWEALTH OF EFULAND
Dun Firewater, Jarl -Sachem of the Efulandish
Ender Forest and the Huron loitered with their warriors in Ottawa for a couple years but, complaining of the heavy snow drift, finally straggled themselves back to Huron.
MAP: The town of Hedebi grew to 2 GPv.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
Sonta grew too old to live in 1038.
MAP: Sauk is cultivated.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Tuchalc, Sachem and High Priest of Etowah
Challabu fell off his rocker in 1038. Tuchalc stayed in Creek though the government offices were still in Yamasee. The royal family seemed not to like their bureaucrats but who can blame them? Lucayo rebelled.
MAP: Nokomis was built along the Ohio banks of Shawnee.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Genkadi, Son of the Sun
The Great Snake flooded parts of Chitimacha in 1137. Genkadi outlawed the sport of hacky-sack for it angered the water gods.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Jetuwe, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
MAP: Makiun was built as Jamaica's port city.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Cedarflute, Chief of Chiefs, Sultan of Surf
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Black-Mesa Rain-Agave Jasper-Sprig Wolf
MAP: Mayo was a port city in Culiacan (faces Santa Maria). Vitzal and Taos grew.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Uca was a bad missionary. Somehow, through a measure of extreme luck, Uca did manage to convert a few Nicarao to the Maya way.
MAP: Motul was built up as Maya's port to the Florida Strait. Tahwakha's new city is called Coban.
Cord de Los Andes
Uliyem, Fair King of the Tupi
The elves were too busy cooking up strange potions that no sane person dare ingest.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen VI, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Aren, Warlord of Moche
A wave of missionaries worked on Omaguaca some more.
MAP: Elohim, Pacoco grew. The road from Choco through the dangerous and sometimes fatal swamps of Cuna to Guayaki was built.
THE ARAUCAN EMPIRE
Smelt, Chieftain of the Mapu
MAP: Topocalma cultivated.
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