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If both players have lost the same number of units, then the player who already had Dominance keeps it D ominance through the next turn. The concept of Dominance is one of the key elements of Hell Dorado. It defines the general way in which one T urns of the two sides will dominate the other.
As you will see later on, Dominance is the way to resolve many Turns situations and work out which player starts each turn. If necessary, Dominance can be physically represented on the table by a marker held by the player who is A Hell Dorado turn is split up into two phases : Upkeep phase and Action phase. During the Upkeep phase, the players work out who has First Dominance Dominance, Command scores are reset to their basic values, and all the special effects that take place during this phase are applied.
Once this is fi- nished, a new turn begins.
However, as we will game is limited see scenario details in complete rules. In any case, each unit can only be activated once per turn except for lemures, see page All units must be activated Upkeep Phase every turn. In both cases, this is done A unit that has not yet taken an action during the simultaneously by both players.
If this causes any problems, A unit that has already taken its actions for this turn the player who currently has Dominance is said to be already activated. A unit that is not engaged with an enemy unit is said to be free. Action Phase Allied units are all the units currently controlled by the same player. Once both players have finished their Upkeep phase, Enemy units are all the units controlled by the other the Action phase begins. Enemy is synony- mous with opponent.
During this phase, the players will be making their units act in turn.
The unit moves as if it was performing a Walk action, The player that is chosen therefore has to activate but it ends its activation in contact with an enemy unit, one of its units, even if he has fewer units on the triggering a normal combat action p.
This action battlefield than his opponent. This action can only be performed by a free unit. This rule does not apply to the first unit activated Shoot each turn. It can also move a distance up to current turn. She currently controls 8 or equal to the value of its Movement score before or Lost units.
Her opponent, Arnold, has after shooting. It cannot end this movement in contact 4 Westerner units left. The Protestant princes decided they must intervene and the neighboring countries seized on this chance to undermine Hapsburg dominance in Europe.
Ferdinand was elected King of Bohemia as required by tradition as a precursor to being named Matthias IIs successor.
This accomplished he left Prague little realizing the seeds of war were sprouting there in the form of a legal conict between the Catholic dominated Regency and the Protestant controlled Assembly. This legal battle lasted several months. Eventually the Protestants prevailed and defenestrated two Catholic governors of the council of Regency and a scribe.
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Amazingly the three unfortunates managed to survive the plunge of nearly 45 feet to the dry moat bottom through the dubious luck of landing in a heap of manure.
Their survival not-withstanding, this proved to be the pivotal event that sparked war. Funds and troops quickly poured in to the Imperials and the Protestant princes as foreigners saw the chance to advance their respective agendas in the region.
With sufcient historical context established, we turn our attention to the interesting and inescapable aspect of war: the bloodshed. On August 28th Ferdinand was elected Emperor.
This defeat opened the door for a brutal repression of the people by the Emperors allies. The troops began seizing goods and lands regardless of peoples religions or origins.
The real goal was to amass authority and power. Attrition played a key role in the war and the funding of the respective armies triggered betrayals and defeats on both sides. Richelieu was heard to say More battles have been lost in history by lack of bread and discipline than by the efforts of the enemys armies. Mansfeld, the mercenary leader of the main Protestant army from to , serves as a stark example of this.
He died not on the battleeld but rather from an illness he contracted while he was trying to raise the funds necessary to lead his troops back to war. Conquering troops pillaged subjugated territory for resources but this looting was insufcient to support the troops alone.
The Imperial forces were no better off. Sometime between and Hans de Witte, a Prague banker, promised the Emperor he could provide him the six million orins he needed to fund his army. De Wittes consortium was granted management of the Bohemian mint and exclusive rights to download silver for one year. De Witte delivered on his promise but in the process he speculated on the devaluation of the local currency to become extremely rich. The local Bohemian landowning bourgeoisie, already devastated by their defeat at White Mountain, saw their remaining funds evaporate.
De Witte surrounded himself with fellow war entrepreneurs able to capitalize on the chaos. The most notable example of the enterprising individuals was Wallenstein. Wallenstein started as a simple adventurer but managed to marry into Bohemian nobility and become a self-made general.
The Hapsburgs of Vienna and Madrid, united in their common support of the Counter Reformation, joined forces in battle. This alliance had the potential to yield complete domination of the Baltic Sea. Foreign control of the Baltic would be devastating to Denmark so Christian IV, the King of Denmark, was forced to launch military intervention against the alliance. Denmarks troops proved insufcient to the task and were eventually defeated by two imperial armies lead by the Count of Tilly and Wallenstein.
Due to Gustafs careful preparation Swedens army was now the most modern in Europe and consisted of mostly veterans loyal to their warrior king.
In comparison the Imperial army now consisted of mostly untried troops. The experienced troops were all largely dead and the remainder had not seen combat at White Mountain for want of sufcient funds to pay them. The Imperial forces were thus far behind those of Gustafs. Gustaf Adolf and his army entered the Empires territory and took several German princes under his protection.
For awhile Gustaf was able to avoid direct conict with Tillys army by remaining on the move. In a gambit to push Gustaf Adolf into direct conict the County of Tilly launched at attack on the Swedish garrison posted at Magdeburg. All were given the same demands for an explanation of what was occurring so he could put an end to superstitious talk. None had answers. Guards were posted and observation posts established on both shores level with the place where the boats would disappear.
A wide disc of light had appeared right in the middle of the running water. More volunteers were found to enter the area. Observers agreed that the boats seemed to make a downward movement before disappearing. The eventual consensus became that the disc must be some sort of opening to a well that could not be perceived from the shores.
A gigantic crane was constructed using materials scavenged from the ruins of Magdeburg. New volunteers were sent out and pulled across the disc by a system of pulleys and cables. This time the exploration crews returned. They brought back mad tidings of an underground river that carried dead people speaking the various languages of Europe.
They also claimed to have located the survivors of the previous volunteers. Apparently the survivors had made camp on the banks of an underground river and were beset by creatures with monstrous features. The news of the discovery spread like wildfire out through all the provinces until even the Emperor became concerned. Tilly commandeered everything that could float and sent regiment after regiment of soldiers to explore the underground river.
Those who returned came back forever changed. It soon became customary to brand those who had gone beyond the disc with a red hot iron to mark them out.
As the weeks progressed news sent back by the explorers became abundant but it was most often obscure or even incomprehensible. The further the expeditions went underground the more of the strange creatures, now commonly called demons, they encountered.
Even stranger was that the more demons killed by the soldiers the more their numbers seemed to grow. The County of Tilly continued to send troops below until eventually virtually all of the Imperial army stationed at Magdeburg was deployed to the Underworld.
Tilly soon realized that it was impossible to coordinate his army from the rear. The orders and companies carrying them tended to go astray and the reports that came back from the vanguard no longer made any sense at all.
Pappenheim and Tilly decided to gather all the remaining forces in Magdeburg and go see what was happening first hand. They passed through the passage and soon found themselves transported into an unreal landscape.
Paths of crimson rocks assages to The Beyond May After several months of siege the Protestant garrison finally gave way. Frustrated by months of battle the soldiers took advantage of the weakness of the defeated city and The Imperial generals promptly lost control of their troops. Massive carnage ensued. Some will say that Tilly turned a blind eye to the atrocities, others that Pappenheim was the one responsible.
For the victims the result was the same regardless of fault. A massive fire burned the entire city to the ground. Every woman in the city was raped repeatedly. The Siege of Magdeburg and the following devastation reduced the population of this once prosperous city from 30, to 5, For many years after the term magdeburgization was used to refer to raping and pillaging.
The Protestants in turn began using the phrase Magdeburg justice and Magdeburg mercy to justify their own travesties against the Catholics. While this barbarism was occurring scouts from both sides began regularly reporting strange lights appearing on the surface of the river downstream.
These strange phenomena began to cause disturbances among the troops.
A few boats were sent out to inspect the area. Not a single boat returned and consequently the terror continued to escalate. The Count of Tilly began to take the matter seriously. The generals gradually gathered up the scattered elements of their armies. They had been divided up into fortified camps. The camps had been battling small numbers of extremely hostile creatures. Judging from the creatures appearances Pappenheim and Tilly were convinced that what they were dealing with actually were demons.
They quickly reorganized the armies to conquer these strange lands. As they organized the Imperial troops encountered some small contingents of Spanish and French soldiers. The Spanish troops were quickly assimilated owing to their common origins. The French troops were simply killed. Tilly decided to set up base camp on the shores of the underground river to facilitate supplying his forces.
While thus engaged the Imperial soldiers suffered a surprise attack from a French army lead by Henri II de Bourbon, third prince of Cond.
Tilly realized that there must be at least two passages into these lands as there had been no reports of attack by his rear guards at the Magdeburg entrance. Seizing on the fact that formal war had not been declared between France and the Imperium Tilly quickly opened negotiations for a truce.
He dispatched Bernhard of Saxe to chase the Imperial Army. Bernhard prepared his forces for a violent battle in Magdeburg but was shocked to find only a small garrison established on the banks of the Elbe. The garrison primarily consisted of scholars spending their time speculating on theological considerations. Apparently the County of Tilly had abandoned his rearguard to the army of Wallenstein on whom he was counting on to relay information.
Bernhard heard fantastic stories of an underground river carrying the dead and countless fights with demons. Discounting the stories Bernhard decided to press on and find his lost enemies. Passing through the gate with his army Bernhard discovered more than a little truth in the stories.
He followed the banks of the underground river and came across Tillys main camp. Vengeance in their hearts his forces immediately launched a siege against the Imperial troops. The French forces decided to make the most of the circumstances and treacherously changed sides and a particularly violent battle took place. Eventually both sides realized that fighting amongst themselves in this land would ensure all of their deaths.
Beset by demons and lacking supplies their only hope was to work together and so the Catholic and Protestant generals began negotiations that eventually led to the creation of a de facto alliance. The Europeans realized that the strange lands could be nothing other than the Underworld. The battle became known as the Battle of the Styx. Above them in Europe Tillys gambit was playing out as he had intended. Wallenstein, leading the Imperial forces, and Gustaf, commanding the Protestants, were both marching on Magdeburg.
Large numbers of troops on both sides had disappeared and the most ridiculous superstitions had reached the generals ears. They both decided the only prudent course of action was to take matters into hand personally.
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The scene of battle in Magdeburg was even worse than the first. Catholic mercenaries fought Protestant crusaders and the battle turned to the advantage of the King of Sweden. Saxons and Swedes, determined to avenge the martyrs of the Sack of Magdeburg, cut off the retreat of the Imperial troops and slaughtered them without even stopping to eat or sleep.
Wallenstein was cornered and cut off. He regrouped his remaining forces around the portal. Seeing no other option to save himself, he abandoned his remaining army and passed through the portal with his personal guard. It was Wallensteins turn to learn the truth of the stories circulating above ground. Stunned, he made his way to the camp on the banks of the Styx where he was welcomed by Pappenheim and Tilly. Unfortunately for the Imperials this meant that the Swedish troops now controlled the gateway and they were totally cut off from any hope of obtaining supplies.
Luckily for Tillys men, Bernhard de Saxe and Henri II de Bourbon realized there was more to be gained by putting aside their differences so they could concentrate on exploring the Underworld. Bernhard returned to the surface and convinced Gustaf to make a short visit to the Underworld to judge things for himself. The truth of his generals reports became readily apparent to the King of the Swedes. Gustaf now completely controlled the portal in Magdeburg and with most of the Catholic troops in the Underworld that meant they could no longer contest the lands of the Empire he had seized.
He could use the control of the lands to negotiate a lasting peace with the Emperor. The generals in the Underworld concluded their best option was to maintain control of the lands they had conquered.
To maintain that control they had to fend off the constant incursions from the demons, send out expeditions to explore and fortify their positions.
To accomplish all of these required re-establishing supply lines which had been severed first by the arrival of the French and then the Swedes. Wallensteins ambitiousness immediately led him to try to collect and capitalize on the information. While he was the first he was definitely not the last. While the Swedish army firmly controlled the Magdeburg portal two other portals were discovered to be open in La Rochelled and Seville.
Maneuvering for control in the Underworld had begun. Philip IV of Spain decided to use other methods to insure his interests. Until now Philip IV had been discreet about the portals and contented himself with placing spies.
He decided to remind everyone of his presence and sent a large contingent of armed men lead by Ferdinand of Hapsburg the CaridnalInfante to establish claim to Spanish rule in the Underworld. Soon after entrance to the Underworld Ferdinands troops were attacked by the demons and realized the folly of trying to fight two enemies simultaneously. Richelieu obtained an intervention from the Pope which allowed him to mediate the conflict and get all parties to agree to a truce.
The human colony on the banks of the Styx was baptized New Jerusalem. On paper New Jerusalem was under the protection of the Pope.
In reality it was governed by a small council of representatives of those rulers with a claim over the discovery of the Underworld. The lack of cannon fodder and competent ambitious war leaders was slowly reducing the war in Europe to a succession of small-scale pillages and slaughters. Urged by the various signs and pleadings of their counselors and theologians, the rulers of Europe were beginning to wonder if the opening of the portals wasnt a message of divine origin; perhaps a message unwise to ignore.
Perchance even the partial truce imposed by the armies and their generals was a sign that God refused to watch Christians continue to kill each other And so each side retained their territorial positions. Sweden enjoyed a strategic position that was favorable for its commerce. Sweden had imposed the presence of its troops on the Emperor and controlled the gate of Magdeburg while the Spanish had control of the gate of Seville and the French the gate in La Rochelle.
The war in Europe was out of steam for lack of means so the rulers turned their ambitions to the lands Below. The Europeans eventually realized that among the inhabitants of the Underworld there were two types of residents; the demons and the Damned. The demons seemed to come from Hell but the Damned were actually humans who had been sent there after their death. The Damned were often docile and easily reduced to slavery.
They were used to help build the colony and erect the fortied camps of the vanguard. They were especially useful in the building of roads as they seemed to possess an almost innate sense of direction. Since the Damned followed their masters bidding without hesitation they were used for the most laborious of tasks and, in short order, sold as prostitutes without a second thought. But what could have been but a footnote was soon to become an affair of state for a great number of demonologists had ocked to New Jerusalem to study the Underworld.
The demonologists were shocked by these unnatural vices and rapidly reported them to the Pope. They formed very mobile small groups having various aims.
There is no coherency between those groups, no leader able to gather them all. However, if they can be considered as a specific cast, it's because their common trait is to live outside of the demons hierarchy. They don't consider themselves as luciferians anymore, but it doesn't mean they lost their essence. Locally, lost ones fellowships have alliances with Ottomans or Europeans equally. They act as mercenaries who sell their services as guides, scouts or simple reinforcements to a fellowship in the isolated places they live in.
Moreover, they also have links with the demons, as well to reinforce a luciferian fellowship fighting another demon, to guard doomed ones or to organize some original entertainment like arena fights.
In exchange, the lost ones ask for a passage right or, on the contrary, the assurance that no fellowship will walk a land they want to keep as a peaceful area.The rulebook is 64 pages long.
All the units in Hell Dorado are fitted onto round Unlimited: the unit can be used as frequently as bases that are suited to their size and mass. Those in power feared there would be rebellion and riots were the council to be changed. The Archivist.
In this war of faith between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam both sides battled in vain. The Imperial forces were thus far behind those of Gustafs. Over the next three centuries the Ottomans spread all the way to the edge of Europe.