Thursday, August 20, 2009

Veterinary and Culinary

When armies break and run, only a few things will stop them. One is exhaustion, another is hunger.

In my wargame rules, having field kitchens and medical stations gives the gamer logical places to retire and regroup his armies.

In this instance, a horse has been placed in a sling on a framework to keep the horse off his feet for a while.

Here we see kitchen troops butchering cattle. The troops are already starting to gather.

If the routing troops are no longer in the line of fire of the enemy, then they can rally at these locations and recover their morale to fight again. This gives a practical wargame reason for having service and support units in a wargame army.

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