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Points Arising for May 1673

Players' deadline for June and July 1673 is Friday 1st October 2021

June is the start of a new season. All characters start the month in Paris and all duels must be fought before anyone goes to the front. Any vacant appointments not taken by player characters will be filled by NPCs – unless a post is appointed by a player character, who may order that it is left vacant (if you have an appointment or a rank that allows you to appoint any posts, don’t forget to do this).

June is the start of the campaign season. All units listed on the “Army Organisation” table will be in action (any volunteers will serve with the Frontier regiments). Characters who are part of one of these units can only avoid active service by resigning from their regiment and/or appointment.

Next turn is the last month characters can make investments for this campaign. The return on investments will be paid in September.

As most characters will be on active service for the next three months, I will run June and July back to back. Please send two sets of orders for this deadline. Orders for July may be conditional on what happens in June – if there is a major impact on any character in June, I will give the affected player a brief opportunity to modify their July orders. Replacements for anyone who dies in June will start in August and any duels caused in June will be held over until at least August.

I’ve noticed that characters don’t lose Status Points for failing to turn up to a duel if their opponent is under half Endurance and thus not there either. I intend to change this so that the character without an excuse still loses SPs in this situation.

Absent friends

I had no orders (“No Move Received”) from the following and they suffered the consequences:
    CB Count Bisham (Brish Talbot) has NMR'd. Total now 3 and is sent to a Frontier regiment
    DdE Duncan d'Eauneurts (Paul Lydiate) has NMR'd. Total now 6 and is sent to a Frontier regiment
    WdB William de Beast (Simon Peck) has NMR'd. Total now 5 and is sent to a Frontier regiment
    X1 (Dean Talbot) has NMR'd. Total now 1

RdM (Craig Pearson) has been floated at his request


I’ve not heard anything from Paul Lydiate (DdE) or Simon Peck (WdB) for some time now. Their subs lapsed several months ago and I have finally removed their characters.


There’s an email group for En Garde! players and GMs, providing a forum to swap stories and ideas. Sign up at:

It is worth sending orders in even if they're a day or two late: it's possible I can still action the orders and will probably be able to use any press. It also reassures me that you're still out there.

Orders (and press) should be emailed to the LPBS orders e-mail address - you'll get an automated response when the message arrives in my mailbox. Please give your name and your character's name and specify actions in full detail. If you want a query answered before the deadline, please use the main LPBS email address.