Let me just start by saying I have greatly enjoyed the expanded axioms. There are so many useful, and amazing tables, and it is really helpful to me as far as making the world random yet consistent. However, after finishing the NPC generator, and taking a look at my political map, and refreshing myself on DoW Campaigns, I have several questions I would greatly appreciate some insight into.
Assuming I am making several kingdoms' worth of lords, what would their ability scores be? Above average? Top 20%? Normal?
What about a feudal society, versus a "meritocracy" such as early mongolia or I guess the roman republic? I understand that noncombatants would be the subtype for those that do not fight, but I feel as though a land ruled by a monastic order of knights, like possibly the Teutonic Order, would have lords with increased stats at least in fields that they valued. How do you guys handle that?
Additionally, with that, how many officers tend to take proficiencies relating to war? Would the Teutonic Order pick military strategy more often, than, say, lords of the Papal States? How might that be handled?
On top of that, I saw that 25% of armies tended be veterans. Would it be reasonable to increase that in more wartorn areas in the same way that leveled characters would be found on the frontiers? How much of an increase might be too much?
Something that has been bothering me in DoW Battles and the unit conversion is for fast moving units, and whether or not they count as foot or as mounted.
Dire wolves on goblins are cavalry. However, are hellhounds cavalry? Werebears? These are all 60 creature units, though. What about a unit of wolves or wardogs, that are faster than 120" but are much larger units than normal cavalry? How should I handle them, and should these units count as so far as scouting or screening? SoS please send help lol.
And lastly, I haven't been able to find anything on the forums or in the books pertaining to river crossings for armies. Would that have to be considered a construction project? Fords tend to be unpredictable, and I understand that Caesar would build his own bridges. But what if one wanted to build boats to help them cross? How would that be handled? Would you be able to cross as you built them?
Anyway, that's my flurry. Hopefully the spam wasn't too horrid.