How to grade units for Blenheim

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How to grade units for Blenheim

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:20 am

So having now read about the battle in two diffrent books.
I don't see any units that should be classed as raw.

But the french elite cav did underprefrom, And the Austrian cuirassier did so too. All others seem to have worked very well.

But how should I class the say Bravarian units, especaly Bravarian Leib Garde? Should they be guard?
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Re: How to grade units for Blenheim

Post by barr7430 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:04 pm

When are Guards not Guards? - watch out for a blog piece on this shortly Truls. I would be careful grading troops with Guard in the title as Guards. In this period I would restrict the Guard status for the likes of Maison du Roi and Dutch Guards, Swedish Life Guards and Drabants. Anything else from any other country including the red coated Guards of the British... no.

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Re: How to grade units for Blenheim

Post by obriendavid » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:23 am

barr7430 wrote:When are Guards not Guards? - watch out for a blog piece on this shortly Truls. I would be careful grading troops with Guard in the title as Guards. In this period I would restrict the Guard status for the likes of Maison du Roi and Dutch Guards, Swedish Life Guards and Drabants. Anything else from any other country including the red coated Guards of the British... no.

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For once I have to agree with Barry, too many guard units did just what their title implies, they guarded things. They might have drill down to a fine art but practically no battle experience when first put into action and many line units would have far more experience. But they are your toys so rate them how you would like them to perform. Barry, Bob and myself were actually just discussing this topic at our Claymore demo game.
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Re: How to grade units for Blenheim

Post by toggy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:47 am

Truls

Whatever you decide to grade your troops as, never forget that John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough must be classed as a God, Barry states that very clearly whenever he speaks about him :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: How to grade units for Blenheim

Post by barr7430 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:13 pm

You re a naughty little Togger :twisted:
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