On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Mark A Vandermeulen wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Neil Barnes wrote:
> > Do people name their Units or Ships? We run a house rule here that only
> > Units with names get experience, and have a 50% chance of getting a +1
> > bonus to a random stat for every two victories (to a maximum of +1 to
> > all stats).
> Yeah, I tend to do that. Though I tend to be more creative for Elite
> Infantry and Knights than I am for most others. For example, I'm playing
> Elinie in a PBeM right now, and I've named most of my units "First Elinien
> Bowmen," and "Second Elinien Pike" etc. But my Elite Infantry is known as
> the "Daybreak Guard," and my knight units are "The Vigilant Order of
> Knights of Avanalae" and the "Knights of the Golden Dawn."

In one campaign I'm running Mesire - and have the 1st & 2nd Djiran
Lancers (so named for their part in my campaign of viciously razing to
the ground any Black Spear Tribes holdings within two provinces of
Mesire ;). My bog standard units aren't going to be named until they
actually come within spitting distance of a battle.

> I like your procedure for raising stats with experience. Presumably any
> stat can only be raised by one point, regardless of how many battles are
> won, right?


> Do such "elite" units become more expensive to maintain?

Err. Yeah. After two increases the maintenance cost rises by one. Units
keep their bonuses until destroyed.