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Sieges in Glori du Roi - Moghul lessons in G10

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Re: Sieges in Glori du Roi - Moghul lessons in G10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:10 am

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Rozwi_Game10 wrote:I suppose the continued threat of raids would tie down military forces disproportionate to the actual raiders strength, so yeah, using that to bleed the other nation of funds and troops would be of use.


I think smaller positions have an easier time growing than bigger ones do. The gamemaster wants to prevent size from dominating, so things are just harder for the big positions. So I think the Rowzi will have a much easier time bringing other tribes into the fold early by agents/politics than larger realms (say the Moghul) would.

Good luck in bleeding the major colonial powers though. Most of them have so much money that the cost of a fortress on the African coast isn't even noticeable.

Apologies. In this instance I was meaning (though didn't communicate thus) a European nation initiating and carrying out a prolonged campaign of slave raids against Rozwi. The smaller slaver force operating from a coastal, and fortified base of operations, and being able to tie down a larger number of the Rozwi military disproportionate to the slaver force. The European nation forcing Rozwi to bleed resources, like the Spanish partisans did to the French Empire in the Peninsula conflict of the Napoleonic Wars or Allied commando raids against the Reich forces in WW2.

I say European forces, but I could also envisage forces from the Orient, or Indian Sub-Continent, even the Far East, also being able to mount such raids as part of a military campaign.
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Re: Sieges in Glori du Roi - Moghul lessons in G10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:24 am

Ah, sorry I may have caused further confusion with what I wrote earlier, Re: Rozwi attacking European forces and using asymmetrical tactics.

I'm not particularly interested in Tribal versus White warfare. Its inter tribal warfare and expansion that I'm more concerned with. Expanding Rozwi's influence to cover the neighbouring areas that offer material and everyday wealth to a tribal way of life.

I'm conscious of the possibility of a European player deciding to invade Rozwi territory, should they be a 'wargaming' type and interested in the 'Colonial period' action. This is the price I have to pay for choosing the African position, as I reckon some could see it as a challenge to try themselves against and drag me into a war I don't want. So, I prepare Rozwi for the worst and hope for the best.

Rozwi is on good terms with the five non-African nations we are in contact with. Not all of which are European.
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Re: Sieges in Glori du Roi - Moghul lessons in G10

Post by Jason on Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:16 pm

Rozwi_Game10 wrote:
Deacon wrote:
Rozwi_Game10 wrote:I suppose the continued threat of raids would tie down military forces disproportionate to the actual raiders strength, so yeah, using that to bleed the other nation of funds and troops would be of use.


I think smaller positions have an easier time growing than bigger ones do. The gamemaster wants to prevent size from dominating, so things are just harder for the big positions. So I think the Rowzi will have a much easier time bringing other tribes into the fold early by agents/politics than larger realms (say the Moghul) would.

Good luck in bleeding the major colonial powers though. Most of them have so much money that the cost of a fortress on the African coast isn't even noticeable.

Apologies. In this instance I was meaning (though didn't communicate thus) a European nation initiating and carrying out a prolonged campaign of slave raids against Rozwi. The smaller slaver force operating from a coastal, and fortified base of operations, and being able to tie down a larger number of the Rozwi military disproportionate to the slaver force. The European nation forcing Rozwi to bleed resources, like the Spanish partisans did to the French Empire in the Peninsula conflict of the Napoleonic Wars or Allied commando raids against the Reich forces in WW2.

I say European forces, but I could also envisage forces from the Orient, or Indian Sub-Continent, even the Far East, also being able to mount such raids as part of a military campaign.

I wonder what the chances of the slave raids happening? Sounds like a lot of effort and work, even with a small European force. I've always found it easy to find a (NPC) African position willing to sell me slaves...though I suppose (in theory) those slaves were coming from raids on other (NPC African tribes. Maybe that is where your danger comes from, some evil naughty European nation (not the Scots, obviously Wink ) approaching another tribe for slaves who then raid your territory for them?
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Re: Sieges in Glori du Roi - Moghul lessons in G10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:37 pm

Yep, I'd already thought of the possibility that such raids could be contracted out to other Tribals.

Now I am not wanting to give people the green light to do this. But it would possibly be easier if it was another African nation doing the raids (though it's the GM controlling them), as Rozwi will probably have the better military and martial organisation, and be well capable of dealing with the threat. Its also a nice excuse to invade and conquer a neighbour!

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