The strategic situation in 1793

My operational maps are based on a series of historical maps in the David rumsey map archive. There is also a composite showing most of western europe in the database, which I printed in a4 to act as my strategic overview map. Each sector on the overview map is also an a3 operational map, in which I can play a campaign game.

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French army of Catalonia: 1793


The army is made up of 20 divisions. Every divison is represented by a single d6 – combining personel, supplies, morale, cohesion and other factors into one number. My initial role – thanks to DiceRoller – gave me the following result:

5 1 1 2 3 2 5 2 3 5 5 2 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 6

In game terms this means something like:

Guard or well equipped fresh divisions: 6 5 5 5 5

Worn or new divisions: 3 3 3 4 4 4 4

division low on numbers or hurt through prior fighting: 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2

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Officers of the french army of Catalonia 1793

French Army of the Eastern Pyrenees

I finally had enough time to build my army for my french army of the eastern Pyrenees. Spain will be the first test for commanding officer Lecoque. Let’s hope he is up for the challenge, as officers that were unpatriotic or unsuccessful were often arrested and guillotined.

Read all the details and a short bio of the officers further down in the post. Now only performance and a bit of luck will decide their fate. We will see who rises to the highest heights of generalship and earns eternal glory and who falls to the dust failing in the mission of carrying the revolution over the border of France.

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