Behemoth - Campaign Thread

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Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Wed May 06, 2015 7:59 pm

Welcome to Behemoth!

The latest version of the rules can be found here:

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=40461478 ... 316F26!154

Even if you do not aspire to be Commander-in-Chief (CiC) of your faction, I highly recommend reading them (and installing the JSL Ancient font first). You will see that various numbers in the rules are highlighted in yellow. These are the initial values that will be used, but it is highly likely that some will change as play progresses - they are 'best guess' numbers for a starting position.

The factions are:

Parliamentarian: Aryaman, batesmotel, Blathergut, cavehobbit, Doyley50, nikdav, Ulysisgrunt, Waldorf, Warlord156, youngr

Royalist: awesum4, Deadtorius, Ironclad, keyth, mllange, Phillipe_at_bay, rbodleyscott, TheGrayMouser, turenne, Warlord

We should shortly have a War Room forum for each faction that will only be visible to members of that faction. Once they are up and running, the next step is for each faction to appoint a CiC and then we can get started.

Please PM me with any questions about the rules (or anything else that is necessary) and I will add it to the Q&A post below.
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Wed May 06, 2015 8:00 pm

Late Summer 1642
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Outcomes

XII Borderers (turenne) advances to Berwick to fight 7th Scottish (Ulysisgrunt)
5th Northern (Doyley50) attacks York and X Northern (Warlord)
VIII Northern (TGM) advances on Pontefract to fight 11th Northern (batesmotel)
4th South Eastern (cavehobbit) advances on Northampton to fight IV Midlands (keyth)

IV Midlands retreats to Warwick!
1642 Late Summer: Parliament victory at Berwick for the 7th Scottish under General Ulysisgrunt against the XII Borderers under General turenne
1642 Late Summer: Parliament victory at Pontefract for the 11th Northern under General batesmotel against the VIII Northern under General TheGrayMouser

The latest map can be found here (ends in 1642_LS_end):

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=40461478 ... 316F26!154

Please download the map for the layered effects to work, otherwise you won't see armies, supply lines etc.

Army Information
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Wed May 06, 2015 8:00 pm

Q&A

Q. When I look at the map on the link, I can't see towns and supply lines.
A. Download the map (you should be able to right-click and get a menu of options) and you should see the map in all its glory - the Excel online viewer does not support shapes, so the whole overlay cannot be seen.
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by Ironclad » Wed May 13, 2015 9:08 am

The downloads have the same dates as the last ones - do I take it they are unchanged?

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Wed May 13, 2015 10:39 am

Ironclad wrote:The downloads have the same dates as the last ones - do I take it they are unchanged?
Yes. We are just waiting for the command forums then we should be good to go, with the caveat that I am in the middle of a house move so the next few days will be patchy for me at best! :)
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by rbodleyscott » Wed May 13, 2015 11:37 am

keyth wrote:
Ironclad wrote:The downloads have the same dates as the last ones - do I take it they are unchanged?
Yes. We are just waiting for the command forums
Yes, sorry about that. I have asked again.
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by rbodleyscott » Wed May 13, 2015 3:33 pm

Private fora are now done - at least I think so, I can only see the Royalist one.
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by awesum4 » Wed May 13, 2015 11:36 pm

where do I find the private forum? Sorry but this is my first campaign on here.

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Thu May 14, 2015 7:35 am

awesum4 wrote:where do I find the private forum? Sorry but this is my first campaign on here.
There is a sub-forum called 'Tournaments and Leagues' and you should be able to see it in there.

I would suggest that both factions start discussing who gets the CiC hat to start with!
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by awesum4 » Thu May 14, 2015 11:50 am

Thank you Keyth.

I look forward to interesting conversations, devious plots, and masterful appraisals of the military situation, which shall lead to glorious victory over the rebels who currently sully our fair land

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by deadtorius » Fri May 15, 2015 10:58 pm

just dont forget your scented hanky, thats how we can tell you are for the King and not a dour rebel scum.

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Sat May 16, 2015 1:14 pm

deadtorius wrote:just dont forget your scented hanky, thats how we can tell you are for the King and not a dour rebel scum.
And a spaniel; you mustn't forget the spaniels.
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by shawkhan2 » Sat May 16, 2015 1:54 pm

Well, technically, the dog breed is known as the Cavalier King Charles. Rather appropriate, i would say.
I have actually owned one, a really great dog I must say.

So, am I an alternate?

Do not really Need to play, but would like to be able to visit the forums, view the map, etc.

If I cannot play, can I be a spy, and visit both forum threads?

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by Ironclad » Sat May 16, 2015 4:56 pm

shawkhan2 wrote:Well, technically, the dog breed is known as the Cavalier King Charles. Rather appropriate, i would say.
I have actually owned one, a really great dog I must say.

So, am I an alternate?

Do not really Need to play, but would like to be able to visit the forums, view the map, etc.

If I cannot play, can I be a spy, and visit both forum threads?
I've had several over the years, one at present. They are great dogs and make wonderful loving pets, one of the family.

That's a pity I hadn't realised you were missing from the roll call for Behemoth. I suppose you could always be an Irish rebel if you are revolting enough. :)

Anyway what are you doing here? You should be off finishing that game with Cavehobbit, we didn't give him those extra points to let your dourness swan around on other sites. :twisted:

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by shawkhan2 » Sun May 17, 2015 3:01 am

My games with Cavehobbit always go to the end, the very last turn.

Giving him all those extra points to try and buy a victory I found rather distressing.(sniff!)

Not quite cricket when he is already one of the top five players of this game. He should not need that extra boost to whip a dour humourless coward like me.

Well,in two weeks I will be quite out of touch for a while, unless I want to drive 20 miles to get into cell phone range.

Hope to be back for the summer starting in mid-June.

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Tue May 19, 2015 7:27 am

In other news, TheGrayMouser has been divinely appointed as Royalist CiC. Much strategising is taking place as we edge closer to deployment...
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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by Philippeatbay » Tue May 19, 2015 9:11 pm

Delighted that the Royalists have a CiC.

[And still waiting to be given access to the Royalist forum].

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by awesum4 » Tue May 19, 2015 10:23 pm

What a C-in-C we have. He's extremely handsome, has a poodle with colourful ribands in its collar, has an extremely floppy hat worn at the most jaunty of angles, tumbles wenches with large attributes with great gusto, and sits his horse most regally. What more could one want in a commander?

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by awesum4 » Tue May 19, 2015 10:37 pm

Phillipe,

the secret Royalist meeting place is accessed by going to the poorer part of town in a nondescript village on the outskirts of London, down a muddy side lane with no known name, to a plain house no different to its neighbours, knocking on an unmarked door using a code given only to those who have been before. Such is our amazing security for these rebels are both cunning and stealthy.

In modern terms; you must log into the forum, go to pike and shot tournaments and leagues, then Behemoth-royalist...topics...a special spot. Look forward to seeing you there

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Re: Behemoth - Campaign Thread

Post by keyth » Wed May 20, 2015 12:12 pm

Philippe_at_bay wrote:Delighted that the Royalists have a CiC.

[And still waiting to be given access to the Royalist forum].
Hi Philippe,

I understand your frustration but this is something for which we are reliant on the Slitherine forum elves. I will try to PM you the substance of what has been discussed so far and you can then respond to TGM as you see fit.

Cheers,

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