Friday, July 13, 2007

Request for Proposals


By order of his grace Duke Ignaz, Quartermaster-General Gerhard Graf vom und zum Riesling of his grace's army today announced that the War Ministry will be accepting proposals from manufactories both foreign and domestic for the modernisation of the artillery train of the ducal army. The specifics:

The Ministry seeks

16 4-pounder guns, along with suitable limbers and carriages for each gun, along with caissons, powder chests, and accompanying hardware necessary for the routine operation of such guns as two independent batteries of 8 guns each; and

16 6-pounder guns, along with suitable limbers and carriages for each gun, along with caissons, powder chests, and accompanying hardware necessary for the routine operation of such guns as two independent batteries of 8 guns each.


Interested parties should submit their proposals in confidence no later than 15 July to:

Ministry of War
41 Bronzekaufergasse
Hunsruck, Pfalz-Kognat-Obersayn

2 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...
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Bluebear Jeff said...

Greetings,

In case you missed it, below I've repeated my answer to the questions you asked on my Saxe-Bearstein blog.


-- Jeff

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Herzog Ignaz,

I've written "Tricorne Wars" (as stated) much more in the vein of a game than a simulation.

For the purposes of our local group, I've written the rules for clarity. A "company" does not exactly equate to a historical company, it is (as I mentioned) a term to use instead of "stand".

Now, in fact, it probably is not far different from the companies of some of the nations involved in the SYW. But other nations had smaller companies -- so please don't take it to refer historical companies.

I don't think that I actually ever calculated the actual ground scale. Again, I was more concerned with play than simulation.

Also I must note that these rules are very much in a state of flux -- which is one of the reasons for playtesting.

Sunday (as usual) I will not be playing in the game -- but will be watching and taking notes.

And, yes, I know that the organization of the rules needs much work . . . their current form stems from the order in which thoughts occurred to me.

I hope these answers help.


-- Jeff