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    Re: The Battle of Emridy Meadows (Score: 1)
    by txwad on Tue, August 26, 2008
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    I agree with the previous comment.  While there is nothing wrong with having the two sides each be relatively small (under 10,000 or even 5,000 per side is fine) given logistics and the nature of medieval warfare, I vaguely remember the 1983 Greyhawk at least implying larger numbers.  Especially, if you look at the "elven ambush" and the gnomish population of the Kron Hills, it seems like there should be more than twice the number of demihumans.  In other words, if there are at least 20,000 gnomes in the Kron hills (and per Gygax's later clarification these are males only) and Greenway Valley is a mere 30 miles or so away, why wouldnt there be at least 1,000 gnomes at the Battle?

    I think the number of core Furyondian/Velunan forces is fine if you consider the description of the Knights of the Hart which was something like a small but elite early warning "boots on the ground (er saddle)" type force.  Thus the Allied forces could actually have a mere 50 knights of the Hart and the same number of knights and squires types around the Viscount of Verbobonc and their core of 100 or so heavy cavalry could be extraordinarily strong as these would mostly be Level 4-12 type figures.

    Basically, specifically how canon are your sources for the numbers?


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