04: Order of Battle, Order of our Martyred Lady
While I prefer to start may Crusades at PL 25, this crusade must start at PL 51, because the list must include at least one Battle Sanctum, representing the Chapel of Saint Katherines Aegis. This requires me to take a Fortification Network Detachment in addition to the Patrol Detachment. Armies cannot include a second detachment until they are at least 51 PL.
Because I am starting with a 51 PL supply limit, I will not have any starting RP to spend on upgrades, meaning my army will have no warlord traits or relics when the game begins. While the Chapel of Saint Katherine's Aegis is the most important holy site on Orison's Wake, it is important to the campaign that smaller churches exist in the settlements. Planet wide, there are 3 Battle Sancta:
01. The Chapel of Saint Katherine's Aegis: Location- Aegis City, 3 PL
02. The Mission of the Grain Maiden's Veil: Location- TBA, 3 PL
03. The Mission of the Weeping Widow: Location- TBA, 3 PL
Because these three churches are at separate locations, they can only be used in battles fought at those locations.
The forces of this crusade can fight in several detachment configurations as demanded by the battle. By default, there is a Patrol stationed at each location; this means that if any church territories are attacked, there is always a standing defense force to prevent the church from being captured by a foe. If an attack on a church is severe enough that patrol is mismatched in PL with the attacker, units from other locations may be borrowed for the battle to even the match, but all such reinforcements must be set aside strategic reserves. These reserves may arrive as early as turn 2 provided there is an airfield territory under Imperial control in both the settlement where the church is being attacked and the settlement from which reinforcements are being requested. If both settlements have a rail yard territory under Imperial control, reinforcements can arrive as early as turn 3. Note that it is possible to pull reserves from two two settlements. Note also that in some circumstances, reinforcements from one settlement may be capable of arriving on turn 2, while reinforcements from the other may be required to wait until turn 3. And finally, when reinforcements are pulled, it is not necessary to bring the entire detachment stationed at any given settlement, only the specific combination of units required by the defending player.
When attacking, the Crusade can use campaign turns to travel between territories prior to the commencement of the battle, which means that the entire force would be available on the first turn, In order to do this, however, there still must be either an airfield or a railyard connection under Imperial control between each of the forces involved in the attack. Here are the forces, listed with the locations where they begin the campaign:
The Mission of St Katherine's Aegis, Patrol Detachment, 22 PL:
Cannoness Shayla Rayne, 3 PL
Celestians x 5, 4 PL
Battle Sisters x 10, 7 PL
Dominions x 5, 5 PL
The Mission of the Grain Maiden's Veil, 10 PL:
Cannoness Veera Strife, 3 PL
Preacher Gideon Krayle, 2 PL
Crusaders x 2, 1 PL
Battle Sisters x 5, 4 PL
The Mission of the Weeping Widow, 10 PL:
Misionary Lethos Mayhem, 3 PL
Death Cult Assassins X 5, 3 PL
Battle Sisters X 5, 3 PL
And there you have it, 51 PL in total. Next post will include background and load outs for the Mission of Saint Katherine's Aegis!
Edited by ThePenitentOne, 01 January 2021 - 11:58 AM.