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agathosdaimon
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on the pages of the uniform guide section at the start where units are all listed - such as on page 137, next to the headings there are some bold numbers in brackets but no explanation i can find for them 

for example next to the heading  MOYENNE GARDE there is (6,6,1,) - what do these numbers mean?  - and for INFANTERIE DE LIGNE there is (101,7)


   
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Posted by: @agathosdaimon

 

on the pages of the uniform guide section at the start where units are all listed - such as on page 137, next to the headings there are some bold numbers in brackets but no explanation i can find for them 

There's a short note about this on page 135 (last line of the first section). The numbers correspond to the maximum number of each Unit/Unit type present in a scenario.

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for example next to the heading  MOYENNE GARDE there is (6,6,1,) - what do these numbers mean?  - and for INFANTERIE DE LIGNE there is (101,7)

So, in these two examples, the most Middle Guard ever present in a single scenario are 6 Infantry Battalions, 6 Cavalry Squadron Groups, and 1 Asset (Engineering Company). In the next example the greatest number of Ligne Battalions you'll need for a scenario is 101, and the greatest number of Assets (Engineering Companies, i.e. Sappers) you'll need is 7.

Hope that helps!

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thanks - yes i knew that the numbers right next to each individually listed unit was the maximum allowed but the numbers for the overall bold headings seemed more confusing - this one i dont understand:  VIEILLE GARDE (8,11,10,5,1)  - to what do each of these correspond? i was thinking the 8 might be for Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale, but then the "11" is not the same as all the cavalry listed, which only add to 10, - the artillery adds to 10, which would fit the 10 given in the heading, but then the Train d'aRTILLER and Train de Equipages have no number next to them - are they the 5?

if these also refer to specific units in the VIEILLE Garde, i think it would be good to provide this explanation in the errata also for anyone else who might want to know what each number refers to as that is not explained in the book.


   
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Posted by: @agathosdaimon

if these also refer to specific units in the VIEILLE Garde, i think it would be good to provide this explanation in the errata also for anyone else who might want to know what each number refers to as that is not explained in the book.

They do not refer to the specific historical units (that's what the individual historical unit lines refer to).

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but the numbers for the overall bold headings seemed more confusing - this one i dont understand:  VIEILLE GARDE (8,11,10,5,1)  - to what do each of these correspond? i was thinking the 8 might be for Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale, but then the "11" is not the same as all the cavalry listed, which only add to 10, - the artillery adds to 10, which would fit the 10 given in the heading, but then the Train d'aRTILLER and Train de Equipages have no number next to them - are they the 5?

8 Infantry Battalions, 11 Cavalry Squadron Groups, 10 Artillery Batteries (which included limbers). The heading line is not just the sum of the individual Unit lines because not all historical units may be at the same battle – or may be represented by a different number of Units/stands. 5 is the greatest number of Reformation Areas required (Train d'Artillerie & Train de Equipages can both be utilized as Reformation Areas, a caisson will have a Train d'Artillerie detachment while a generic wagon or a pontoon wagon would likely have a Train de Equipages detachment running it, but for game purposes these are interchangeable). And then the 1 is for the single Sapper Company.

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