The following historical Deluge event will be a semi-historical recreation of the 1686 Siege of Buda. Historically, the siege lasted for 2 months and was fought between the following combatants:
1. The forces of the Holy League, a combined army of nearly all European nations (Most states of the Holy Roman Empire, accompanied by Hungarian, Croat, Danish, Swedish, English, French, Spanish and Polish forces) numbering 65,000 to 100,000 men.
2. The forces of the Ottoman Empire, a roughly 10,000 local garrison force in Buda, later aided by a relief force of 40,000 to 50,000 soldiers.
SCHEDULED EVENT TIME: July 23rd (Friday) 2021 at 19:00 CEST - Central European Summer Time (BST+1). The event will last roughly 90 minutes.
The password for the event will be given to the regiment leaders one hour before the start.
NOTE: Both the event time and the server are subject to change.
The event will consist of the following two phases:
Phase I.: The Battle of Buda
On August 12th 1686, the main Ottoman relief army reached the fortress and descended upon the besiegers. Battle took place two days later between the two armies, with the Holy League emerging victorious.
Thus, we will be playing a total of three rounds in “battle” mode on a custom-made map. Each round will last 15 minutes, teams will remain in the same factions. Since the Ottomans are the relief force, they are the ones forced to attack the army of the Holy League, so the master of the field flags will favour the side of the besiegers. The aim of the first phase is to simply eliminate the enemy team.
Phase II.: The Siege of Buda
After weeks of a back-and-forth siege, the Holy League decided to launch its ultimate assault of the fortress on September 2nd 1686. Historically, the forces were able to fully take control of Buda by late afternoon.
Thus, we will be playing a total of two rounds in “siege” mode on a custom-made map. Each round will last 20 minutes, teams will remain in the same factions. The Ottoman forces are defending this time, though they are allowed to sally out of the fortress (even with a cavalry troop). The goal of the besiegers is to take every flag position within the fortress of Buda and the smaller fort in Pest, on the other side of the river Danube. If the attackers are unable to accomplish this within 20 minutes, the defenders will automatically win, and history will be rewritten. Note that the respawn time for defenders is 30 seconds, and for attackers it is 5 seconds (all standard). There will be no amount of maximum lives for defenders or attackers alike.
FACTIONS & SIGN-UPS
Due to the amount of nations that took part in the siege, it is impossible to recreate a completely historical faction set-up. The besiegers will thus be assigned into either the Holy Roman Empire or the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (mainly replacing the similar style Hungarian army), while the defenders will be assigned into the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean Khanate (as there were Crimean soldiers in the Ottoman relief army).
In order to sign up, a regiment or clan leader needs to choose one or more of the following CONTINGENTS in the sign-up form (this is going to be the troop that they will take in the event). Please bear in mind that your team has to meet the given troop numbers when you sign up. In case you are signing up for more than one contingent, make sure that the two contingents are in the same team (either besiegers or defenders). Please submit your applications directly below this thread, as there will not be a separate thread for applications. The form looks as follows:
1. Name and short tag of clan / regiment:
2. Leader(s) and their Steam contact(s):
3. Clan / regiment banner (optional)
4. Which contingent(s) are you signing up for? (it is enough to write the troop number, for example “HRE/1.”)
You may also apply by contacting me directly through private messages in case you do not wish to submit a forum application.
NOTE: If someone wants to join the event, but does not have a clan or regiment to play in, they should either try to join one for the duration of the event or contact me specifically about the permission to participate.
Contingents tagged with a "" are still applicable, those tagged with a "" are already reserved.
Holy Roman Empire contingents:
HRE/1. Troop of Charles V, Prince of Lotharingia (10-15 Dragoons, 1 General, 1 Standard Bearer) - Landsknecht / Jomsborg
HRE/2. Troop of Maximilian Emanuel II, Elector of Bavaria (7-13 Leib-Trabants, 1 General, 1 Standard Bearer) - Pappenheimer
HRE/3. Troop of Count Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg (10-15 Musketeers, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - 69th Regiment
HRE/4. Troop of Count Karl Ludwig de Souches (7-13 Rondartschiers AND/OR Pikemen, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - Latające Jamniki / LJ
HRE/5. Croatian Irregular Contingent (7-13 Border Guardsmen, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - Don Cossacks / DonC
HRE/6. Artillery Troop of General Charles Eugene de Croy (6-10 Engineers, 1 Officer) - Milites Fortunae / MF
HRE/7. Troop of Count János Pálffy (6-10 Cuirassiers OR Croatian Cavalrymen, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - XIIIth Tagma
HRE/+1 (ONLY PICK THIS IF ALL OTHER HRE CONTINGENTS ARE TAKEN!) Troop of Count Rudolph von Rabatta (6-15 Musketeers, 1 Officer, 1 Standard bearer)
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth contingents:
POL/1. Troop of Count Miklós Bercsényi (7-13 Hajduks, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - Kingdom of Aedirn
POL/2. Hussars of General János Bottyán (7-13 Hussars, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - KK
POL/3. Troop of Francis Taaffe, Count of Carlingford (7-13 Foreign Musketeers, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - 1stSGR
POL/4. Artillery Troop of Ádám Batthyányi (6-10 Engineers, 1 Officer) - Kingdom of Aedirn
POL/5. Troop of Hans Adam von Schöning (7-13 Dragoons, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - Former Forrester Spirit / FFS
Ottoman Empire contingents:
OTT/1. Bodyguard of Governor Abdurrahman Abdi Arnaut Pasha (10-15 Silahdars, 1 Vizier, 1 Standard Bearer) - Skrzydlata Kompania / SK
OTT/2. Bodyguard of Grand Vizier Sari Suleiman Pasha (10-15 Guard Sipahi, 1 Vizier, 1 Standard Bearer) - Greintvald
OTT/3. Elite Janissary Garrison Troop (7-13 Janissary Guardsmen, 1 Officer, 1 Standard bearer) - Greintvald
OTT/4. Regiment of Istolni Belgrad (7-13 Janissaries, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - Chorągiew Janczarska / ChJ
OTT/5. Regiment of Temesvar (7-13 Azab Infantry, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - TANV
OTT/6. Regiment of Osijek (7-13 Tufekcis, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer) - 8thBrand
OTT/7. Ottoman Artillery Troop (6-10 Lagemdzy Engineers, 1 Officer) - Greintvald
OTT/+1 (ONLY PICK THIS IF ALL OTHER OTTOMAN CONTINGENTS ARE TAKEN!) Troop of Seytan Ibrahim Pasha (6-15 Janissaries, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer)
Crimean Khanate contingents:
CRI/1. Dobruja Tatar Company (7-13 Rich Tatar Warriors, 1 Bey, 1 Tatar Bunchuk Bearer) - Klub Sportowy Cieszyn / KsC
CRI/2. Rumelian Janissary Troop (7-13 Kapikulu Guardsmen, 1 Bey, 1 Tatar Bunchuk Bearer) - Men of Borr / MoB
CRI/3. Ottoman Irregulars (7-13 Kazindzis OR Segbans, 1 Bey, 1 Tatar Bunchuk Bearer)
CRI/4. Ottoman Reinforcement Artillery Troop (6-10 Tatar Engineers, 1 Bey) - Blackguards
Applications CLOSE on July 22nd (Thursday) at midnight.
NOTE: I would also like to request every applicant leader to please either add me or my co-host Fabricc on Steam, or join the Steam group chat (link below) so that we can manage everything better.
~~ MAP UPDATE ~~
Here are the bird's eye view screenshots of the maps we'll be playing on:
The premise is pretty simple: The team who eliminates the other team wins the battle phase, HOWEVER, if the Ottomans manage to sneak a troop flag into the castle during the battle phase, the siege timer will be reduced by 1 minute per each flag that makes it inside the castle, up to a maximum of 5 minutes.
The attackers will all spawn at the main spawn, however the defenders may spawn at random spawn points scattered across the castle (most of them are nearby one of the 6 flags, with the only exception being the harbour flag).
The attackers must capture Flags 1 to 5 before capturing Flag 0, otherwise the round win will not count. Capturing these flags can be done in any order, however, and each contingent can feel free to move around the map as much as they please before assaulting the castle itself.