Sven Svensson, Cuirassier (TL4)
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By gambrinusgambrinus

A young, newly-assigned cuirassier in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, his cuirass remains undented and his saber un-nicked. Sven is eager to demonstrate his bravery and prowess, but nervous that either might fail.

Sven Svensson, Cuirassier (TL4) - 25 points

ST 11 [10]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 10 [-]; HT 10 [-];
Damage 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs.; HP 11 [-]; Will 10 [-]; Per 10 [.]; FP 10 [-].
Basic Speed 5.25 [-]; Basic Move 5 [-]; Dodge 8.

Move 3; Dodge 6 accounting for encumbrance

Social Background

TL: 4 [-].
CF: Sweden and central Europe [-].
Languages: Swedish (Native) [-]

Advantages

None

Disadvantages

Duty (to army) FR:12 [-20]

Skills

Broadsword <DX+1> [4]-12; Riding (equine) <DX+1> [4]-12; Guns/TL4 (pistol) <DX+1> [2]-12; Soldier/TL4 <IQ+0> [2]; Scrounging <Per+0> [1]-10; Brawling <DX+0> [1]-11; Armoury/TL4 (body armour) <IQ-1> [1]-9

Equipment

Cavalry saber; riding crop (used as a blackjack when brawling); steel cuirass (DR 5, equivalent to steel breastplate, but protecting both front and rear); plate legs (DR 7); boots, cavalry (DR 2); Personal basics;

Variants

  • A more veteran cuirassier might increase skills across the board and add skill in Animal Handling, Leadership, Leatherwork (to repair tack). After a few months campaigning in central Europe he might pick up broken knowledge of German, Polish, French, Czech, etc.
  • Cuirassiers of either a few decades earlier or later (or in a different army in the 30 Years' War) might improve pistol skill and reduce broadsword.

Adventure Ideas

Sven is a cuirassier in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, who made the sword the primary weapon of his heavy cavalry. If not on the battlefield or in camp, he might be encountered with a few of his fellows-at-arms on a night of carousing in a town, or sent alone on an errand for his commander.