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Seany K
Fri Jul 24 2015, 04:34PM
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Dear All,

There is an error in the rules relating to both the King's and Duke of York's Equerries.
Both positions refer to bonuses for units that do not exist (they relate to an earlier version of the rules).
An amended copy f the rules will be issued on Saturday with, hopefully, a breakdown on this website of the various changes.

In the meantime, the new version of the rules for these two positions is shown below (for clarity, the minimum requirements stay the same, i.e. must be a Captain and the King's Equerry must have a minimum riding of 12)

14.5.11 Kings Equerry
May carouse and toady with the King once a month at White’s, taking one character and their mistresses with him; the King will pick up the tab. However, it is not unknown for the King to engage in drunken hijinks and horseplay on such occasions – not for nothing is he known as the Merry Monarch. It is in such situations that the true mettle of the Equerry is truly tested… Any lady taken to such a gathering may be seduced by the King as per the rules for attending the Royal Court.
Each time that the Equerry exercises his right to toady with the King he must roll his Panache on 1d20, as if his Panache were 3 higher than it actually is. If he fumbles (rolling 20 when his Panache is less than 20) he is immediately dismissed as Equerry and may never be re-appointed. Failure results in the loss of the status he earns from holding the appointment that month (9 status). A success gains him a +1 to any roll to court a Titled mistress the following month. If he criticals (rolling his Panache exactly) he gains a one off level 8 favour (see Sources of Influence). Whenever he attends a ball or a play’s opening night backstage party, the chances increase for the King to attend also.
The Equerry will be exempted from going on campaign with his regiment or company, though he may choose to go anyway. However, the King may be influenced by others within the game to either force or prevent the Equerry from going to the front with his regiment or company.
In either case, the King requires a roll of 7+ on 1d6 to act against the wishes of his Equerry. Should the King go on campaign, in whatever capacity, then he will always take his Equerry with him. Members of the Life Guards receive a +1 bonus on the die roll to be appointed to this post.

14.5.12 Duke of York’s Equerry
May carouse and toady with the Duke of York once a month at White’s, taking one character and their mistresses with him; the Duke will pick up the tab. However, it is not unknown for the Duke to engage in drunken hijinks and horseplay on such occasions. It is in such situations that the true mettle of the Equerry is truly tested… Any lady taken to such a gathering may be seduced by the Duke as per the rules for attending the Royal Court except this time, she will become the Duke’s mistress.
Each time that the Equerry exercises his right to toady with the Duke he must roll his Panache on 1d20, as if his Panache were 3 higher than it actually is. If he fumbles (rolling 20 when his Panache is less than 20) he is immediately dismissed as Equerry and may never be re-appointed. Failure results in the loss of the status he earns from holding the appointment that month (9 status). A success gains him a +1 to any roll to court a Titled mistress the following month. If he criticals (rolling his Panache exactly) he gains a one off level 7 favour (see Sources of Influence). Whenever he attends a ball or a play’s opening night backstage party, the chances increase for the Duke to attend also.
The Equerry will be exempted from going on campaign with his regiment or company, though he may choose to go anyway. However, the Duke may be influenced by others within the game to either force or prevent the Equerry from going to the front with his regiment or company.
In either case, the Duke requires a roll of 7+ on 1d6 to act against the wishes of his Equerry. Should the Duke go on campaign, in whatever capacity, then he will always take his Equerry with him. Members of the Royal Horse Guards receive a +1 bonus on the die roll to be appointed to this post.

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