What is your army doing when it isn't in battle?

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They might also kill that one braggart who keeps claiming he totally dated Freya in high school.

I imagine a Norse drama program would contain just that..
 

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So I'm going to ask this again
Having looked at some of the gameplay videos from Gamescon it looks like your army just appears when you enter a battle but other times you are running about on your own
I find this really jarring
Back when I was refereeing pnp games I wouldn't have allowed players to wander around with armies and there be no reaction from the locals
 

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The way the caravan follows you in Banner Saga was cool. Awesome game by the way, if you have not heard of it. The combat is unique but perhaps not for everyone, and the storyline is amazing. Definitely a nordic mythology inspired world. The basic premise is that the Gods are dead, and the world is dying. Sounds familiar? :p

But yeah, maybe Runemaster could possibly also have a 'caravan' like that following you around. I think it could be made to work.

Aaaahhh, but the Gods might not be dead after all. :happy:
 

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So I'm going to ask this again
Having looked at some of the gameplay videos from Gamescon it looks like your army just appears when you enter a battle but other times you are running about on your own
I find this really jarring
Back when I was refereeing pnp games I wouldn't have allowed players to wander around with armies and there be no reaction from the locals
What army? Even at the point when you have full ranks, it's what, 6 squadrons of 4 people each? (less probably if you have elite units), so 24 people (probably less since you'll be using banners too). That's not an army, that's just a moving gang. Locals may complain that they can't sleep because the skald's singing didn't let them sleep last night.
 

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What army? Even at the point when you have full ranks, it's what, 6 squadrons of 4 people each? (less probably if you have elite units), so 24 people (probably less since you'll be using banners too). That's not an army, that's just a moving gang. Locals may complain that they can't sleep because the skald's singing didn't let them sleep last night.

So if a gang of 20 odd armed people turned up in your neighbourhood you'd think nothing of it?
Its enough to be bandits or a raiding party. I'd expect the local jarl to want to know what they are doing in his lands.
 

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So if a gang of 20 odd armed people turned up in your neighbourhood you'd think nothing of it?
Its enough to be bandits or a raiding party. I'd expect the local jarl to want to know what they are doing in his lands.
He does! he probably invites you and your gang for a night of drunken brawls and pig eating contest. Next day you wake up and continue on your merry way.
 
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