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  1. #1
    Seb Berendse
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    Tuarhievel Cavalry?

    "Steve Zaccardi" wrote
    > I have read through the Tuarhievel Domain Source Book and was rather
    > astonished to see Cavalry listed among the troop units available to the
    > Elves. Opinions on this?
    What about the relationship with Dhoesone? I bet they could raise
    horses there AND they have a unit stationed there (Ruins of Empire).
    I think the horses come from Dhoesone.

    > Additionally, in the SB there are also drawings of a defensive line,
    > somewhat reminiscent of the infamous Maginot Line, which I also find a
    > little quizzical. Any thoughts on this?
    Well remember that there were severe human vs, elf wars in the past
    long gone (if I'm correct) and I bet that this would be a remniscant
    of that period. In the first adventure I played in Bright, we
    discovered an old human defensive stronghold (created by dwarves) in
    Coeranys, very close to the border of the Sielwolde. According to the
    DM this was a remniscant from those war periods when humans battled
    the elves for the elves didn't like their lands being taken by those
    short lived pesky humans. What do you all think?

    Seb

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  2. #2
    Steve Zaccardi
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    Tuarhievel Cavalry?

    Hello Folks,

    I have read through the Tuarhievel Domain Source Book and was rather
    astonished to see Cavalry listed among the troop units available to the
    Elves. Now, looking at the map of Tuarhievel one immediately notices it
    is covered by forest. I think it strange that the Elves would be able to
    produce the infrastructure necessary to train cavalry units given the
    terrain of the region. Cavalry needs lots of open land. Not just to
    fight in but also for the raising of the horses and the training grounds.
    Cavalry troopers are historically drawn from the populace of areas where
    horses are commonly raised and are part of the human/animal work force.
    Forest elves simply do not need horses in a forested environment.
    Opinions on this?

    Additionally, in the SB there are also drawings of a defensive line,
    somewhat reminiscent of the infamous Maginot Line, which I also find a
    little quizzical. Elves never struck me as having the inclination to
    form a static defensive strategy. These forts are built around trees
    with platforms and a stone wall beneath. I guess the point could be argued
    that this being the last elven enclave in the Aelvinnwode a "Fortress
    Tuarhievel" mentality has developed. Any thoughts on this?

    - --
    Steve Z.



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    Ian Hoskins
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    Tuarhievel Cavalry?

    On 31-Jan-97, Steve Zaccardi wrote:
    - ->Hello Folks,

    - -> I have read through the Tuarhievel Domain Source Book and was rather
    - ->astonished to see Cavalry listed among the troop units available to the
    - ->Elves. Now, looking at the map of Tuarhievel one immediately notices it
    - ->is covered by forest. I think it strange that the Elves would be able to
    - ->produce the infrastructure necessary to train cavalry units given the
    - ->terrain of the region. Cavalry needs lots of open land. Not just to
    - ->fight in but also for the raising of the horses and the training grounds.
    - ->Cavalry troopers are historically drawn from the populace of areas where
    - ->horses are commonly raised and are part of the human/animal work force.
    - ->Forest elves simply do not need horses in a forested environment.
    - ->Opinions on this?

    I would assume that elves had their own horses, maybe even a different breed
    of horse that liked living in forests and was trained to travel through the
    forest, so could be used by their knights, and cavalry.
    This would mean that Elven horses were quite a bit more intelligent than Human
    horses. Seeing that all of the Elven lands have units of Cavalry and Knights I
    would suggest that the horses that they use have been living in the Elven
    forests for a very long time, so can be used in their mounted units.

    - ->Additionally, in the SB there are also drawings of a defensive line,
    - ->somewhat reminiscent of the infamous Maginot Line, which I also find a
    - ->little quizzical. Elves never struck me as having the inclination to
    - ->form a static defensive strategy. These forts are built around trees
    - ->with platforms and a stone wall beneath. I guess the point could be argued
    - ->that this being the last elven enclave in the Aelvinnwode a "Fortress
    - ->Tuarhievel" mentality has developed. Any thoughts on this?

    And I always thought that Tuarhievel was one of the more friendly Elven
    settlement, if not the most open and friendly with human. But I guess living
    so close to the Gorgon, the goblins, and the Humans must make even the most
    friendly Elf a bit worried.

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    Darkstar

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    because just like me you're totally dead.'

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  4. #4
    Modristo@aol.co
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    Tuarhievel Cavalry?

    In a message dated 97-01-31 14:28:23 EST, you write:

  5. #5
    Steve Zaccardi
    Guest

    Tuarhievel Cavalry?

    |>"Steve Zaccardi" wrote
    |> I have read through the Tuarhievel Domain Source Book and was rather
    |>astonished to see Cavalry listed among the troop units available to the
    |>Elves. Now, looking at the map of Tuarhievel one immediately notices it
    |>is covered by forest. I think it strange that the Elves would be able to
    |>produce the infrastructure necessary to train cavalry units given the
    |>terrain of the region. Cavalry needs lots of open land. Not just to
    |>fight in but also for the raising of the horses and the training grounds.
    |>Cavalry troopers are historically drawn from the populace of areas where
    |>horses are commonly raised and are part of the human/animal work force.
    |>Forest elves simply do not need horses in a forested environment.
    |>Opinions on this?

    On Jan 30, 19:37, Seb Berendse wrote:
    | What about the relationship with Dhoesone? I bet they could raise
    | horses there AND they have a unit stationed there (Ruins of Empire).
    | I think the horses come from Dhoesone.

    I can agree that the close ties between Dhoesone and Tuarhievel could
    include a some kind of agreement on horses. I will incorporate that into
    any adventures that include elvish cavalry. However, I don't think enough
    horses would be supplied to outfit the, I believe 5 units, of Tuarhievel
    cavalry noted in the SB.

    - --
    Steve Z.



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