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    Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:24 pm  
    Armies of Greyhawk - Baklunish

    In today's blog post, I start a new series of articles on the Armies of Greyhawk, including not only orders of battle, but recommendations for miniatures for each nation.

    I start off in the Baklunish West, and the goal is to cover the rest of the Flanaess region by region. Enjoy!

    https://www.greyhawkgrognard.com/2022/07/12/armies-of-greyhawk-baklunish/

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    Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:27 am  

    Thanks so much. A big help.

    Really looking forward to the one for Keoland / Sheldomar Valley.
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    Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:11 am  

    Joe this is a great initiative. I started putting together the numbers I found in the old Dragon magazines as well as the newer publications. If you are interested give me your Canonfire Discord handle and I will send you my excel sheet.
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    Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:55 am  

    This is a nice (and attractive) presentation. The info' of the troops' appearance is helpful.

    1) Could you discuss sources? How much of it comes from canonical sources, how much is historical analogue, and how much is judgment? This would be a chance to discuss your philosophy on such issues.

    2) Your listings seem to be for 578 (al la the old Dragon articles. Any chance of continuing past 578?

    3) Any relative ratings for skill, discipline, motivation, leadership (i.e., class, level, stats, morale ratings, etc)?

    4) I assume most of the forces use the typical Arab rank system of 10 man squad led by an Areef, 100 man company led by a Naqeeb, etc?

    5) I'm familiar with the Artaphads and Janasib Isles, but never heard of the Bakhoury Coast, Quayah-Bureis, Komal, and Mur. Apparently, they've been discussed for a while (i.e., 2004?):
    www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4477&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
    (some of the links a dead)
    Is Komal "Istustan"?
    https://ghwiki.greyparticle.com/index.php/Mur
    ...an Oracle of any sort would count as a "priestess of Istus", I suppose.

    And there's more:
    www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1937
    https://greyhawk-26.obsidianportal.com/wikis/the-bakhoury-coast
    https://ghwiki.greyparticle.com/index.php/Mur

    rasgon wrote:
    Dragon #136 confirms that Mur is across the Dramidj Ocean from the Flanaess. See also this thread.

    ...I assume you meant Dungeon 136 (the ghwiki page on "Mur" lists Dungeon 136 as a source). I never got that one. Time to get cracking, I guess... Wink

    I await the next article!
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    Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:23 am  

    There's a new article in the series; this time doing part of the Great Kingdom:

    https://www.greyhawkgrognard.com/2022/07/19/armies-of-greyhawk-great-kingdom-part-1/

    Part 2 is coming out tomorrow, finishing off the Great Kingdom's satellite provinces.

    jamesdglick wrote:
    This is a nice (and attractive) presentation. The info' of the troops' appearance is helpful.

    1) Could you discuss sources? How much of it comes from canonical sources, how much is historical analogue, and how much is judgment? This would be a chance to discuss your philosophy on such issues.


    It would be impossible to footnote every number and detail. As a rule, I start with military info from the Guide (and later published works, if relevant), and Gary/Rob's Dragon articles were helpful in fleshing out details. Ultimately a lot of the fine detail is just what I thought made sense, but I try to take care not to contradict what's written. Sometimes, though, I've been known to make mistakes with these articles and miss something, so I'm not above going back and fixing the article and re-uploading it.

    jamesdglick wrote:
    2) Your listings seem to be for 578 (al la the old Dragon articles. Any chance of continuing past 578?


    I've got an idea to continue the whole series of "Greyhawk's World" articles through 591 (which would take around 100 articles at 2 years per region per article), which would include this sort of material, but that'd be a huge project. If I live long enough, I'll get to it. :-)

    jamesdglick wrote:
    3) Any relative ratings for skill, discipline, motivation, leadership (i.e., class, level, stats, morale ratings, etc)?


    There is a little of that in the next article on the Great Kingdom, where some troops are described as levies, elites, etc. but on the whole this is intended to be completely neutral system-wise, with only the barest mention of AD&D mechanics (giving class and level to leaders when mentioned).

    However, once I'm done with these articles, there will be a single "Greyhawk Army List" document that will have a more comprehensive listing of troops types, weapons, morale, etc.

    Hope that helps!

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    Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:48 am  

    Yesterday's blog post continues my series on the armies of Greyhawk. This week we have the northeast Flanaess.

    https://www.greyhawkgrognard.com/2022/08/09/armies-of-greyhawk-the-northeast-flanaess/

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