Rolled for leader qualities and other parameters. Rather than insult you with another scan of scribbled fragments of index card, I’ll post up a “clean” copy of the tables/charts used. Tried to link the variables to the Irregular Wars Chance Cards, with outstanding aspects allowing for good DRMs, and poor aspects leading to bad DRMs. Normal is just normal, with no DRMs. Card use has been difficult to implement solitaire and I hope this is a viable alternative.
Lei Qiu: An inexperienced leader, but bold. Staff includes a skilled logistician and physician.
Eduardo Nicolau Rolando: Experienced and inspiring leader. Staff also includes skilled logistican and physician. Also, the Portuguese have good local knowledge, which negates many effects of unfavorable terrain.
The Portuguese, facing hostility from the Coastal Arabs, have to decided to invade before the Ming can establish a military presence. At this time, only Chinese traders are allowed in the area, and the Coastal Arabs will resist any attack by the Portuguese.
Relations with natives are bad. They will fight if attacked. There is internal dissent, and government support is weak. This weak support limits their army to 10 elements.
Their leader, Jabir Efe, is inexperienced but bold. Being the home team, they have good local knowledge.
Neither side was able to recruit any natives to augment their forces.
The respective armies are based on both Irregular Wars and DBR lists, given what I have available. Oh My! I’m not following an army list. After years and years of therapy I’ve finally made the jump of just putting something together that has some historical basis and works. Thank Goodness for that.