The Bey’s instincts were correct. He quickly raised four more Civic Guard units, giving him nine. His Tribesmen were relatively intact after the battle, and add another five units to his army. The Civic Guards confidence and resolve soared as a result of their staunch performance, and all units are now rated a “3”. The Bey’s experience now allows him to have a command radius of six units.
The Portuguese were shaken by the seeming setback at the Faragh. The resolve of their Pike units has dropped to “4”, with the Musketeer units resolve now at “3”. Lord Renaldo’s negotiated settlement with the Persian mercenaries is the one bright spot in this deteriorating situation.
A condition of employment was to reveal the ringleaders of their desertion from the Bey’s army. That being done, Lord Renaldo personally executed them in front of his army. Now “encouraged”, the Persians have a resolve of “4”.
The Bey’s forces have taken up positions at the Oasis, and the Portuguese approach. The battle is at hand…….