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Scramble:The Military Balance 1876

(Initial military numbers for the Scramble for the Spheres game.)

THE MILITARY BALANCE:

EARTH 1876

 

 

  1. 1.    THE GREAT POWERS
  2. 2.    EUROPE
  3. 3.    THE MEDITERREAN and NEAR EAST
  4. 4.    Central Asia 
  5. 5.    THE ORIENT
  6. 6.    KNOWN AFRICA & THE AUSTRAILAS
  7. 7.    NORTHERN AMERICAS
  8. 8.    CENTRAL AMERICAS
  9. 9.    SOUTHERN AMERICAS

 

Produced by the Gentlefolk’s Scrambling Association Committee for Military Matters, A Mars Volume and a technology brief wit be published shortly.

 

The Great Powers

 

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY

1 coastal protection fleet

16 Corps

Treasury                     :           1          Disposable Income   :           4

 

BRITAIN

8 Fleets, 1 Liftwood Fleet (Mars), 1 Liftwood Ether Flyer Fleet

British Army -1 Corps (Britan and Ireland)

1 Corps (India)

1 Corps (Empire) –

Regiment on Mars(Parhoon),

Regiment in Canada,

Regiment on the Gold Coast, Regiment in Ceylon,

Regiment on British Guyana, Regiment on Gibraltar 

Regiment at Cape Colony, Regiment in Natal)

Indian Army – 4 Infantry Corps

                        Cavalry Corps

Treasury                     :           4          Disposable Income   :           8

Self-governing colonies have forces listed under relevant section.

 

FRANCE

4 Fleets, 1 Liftwood Ether Flyer Fleet

14 Corps

Division, (Algeria)

Brigade (Cochin China and Cambodia)

Regiment (French Guyana)

Regiment (Mars)

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           8

 

GERMANY

1 fleet Baltic, 1 Zepplin Ether Flyer Fleet

24 Corps

Treasury                     :           3          Disposable Income   :           8

 

RUSSIA

1 fleet Baltic, 1 fleet Black Sea, 1 Zepplin Ether Flyer Fleet

45 Corps

(20 Germany-Austrian Border, 20 Turkish, 3 Swedish, 1 Chinese, 1 Central Asia)

Treasury                     :           1          Disposable Income   :           4

 

 

EUROPE

 

Dual Monarchy Sweden and Norway (Neutral)

1 coastal protection fleet (Baltic)

3 Corps (1 Norwegian, 2 Swedish)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Netherlands (Neutral)

1 Fleet, 1 Brigade (Dutch East Indies)

1 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Belgium (Neutral by treaty, Friendly with British)

1 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Denmark (Neutral, dislikes Germans)

1 fleet ,1 division (Denmark)

1 Regiment (Iceland and Greenland)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Switzerland (Very Neutral)

4 Corps

Treasury                     :           4          Disposable Income:              1

           

Portugal (Neutral, friendly to British)

1 fleet, 1 division, 1 Brigade (Home)

1 Brigade (Mozambique)

1 Regiment (Angola)

1 Regiment (East Timor)

1 Regiment (Goa)

1 Regiment (Macow)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Serbia (nominally under Turkish Suzerainity) (hates Turkey, Prince friendly to Austria, national sentiment hates Austria and Friendly to Russia)

2 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Rumania (Hates Turkey)

2 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           2

 

 

 

THE MEDITERREAN and NEAR EAST

 

Spain (Neutral)

2 fleets , 4 Corps (Home)

1 Division (Philippines)

1 Division (Cuba)

1 Regiment (Balearics and Canary Islands)

1 Regiment (Fernando Po and Ceuta)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Italy (Dislikes Austria)

2 fleets (one Adriatic, one Sicily)

7 Corps (Austrian Border)

2 Corps (French border)

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           4

 

Montenegro (nominally under Turkish Suzerainty) (Hates Turks)

1 Division

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Greece (Hates Turks)

1 Fleet

2 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Ottoman Empire (Friendly to Britain, suspicious of everyone else)

2 fleets (One Aegean, One Black Sea)

6 Corps (Balkans)

6 Corps (Russian Border)

1 Corps (Mesopotamia/Palestine/Syria)

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Egypt (nominally under Turkish Suzerainty) (Friendly to Britain/France, trying to conquer the Sudan)

1 Brigade (Egypt)

1 Brigade (Sudan)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

(all wealth goes to British and French bankers due to debts)

 

Tripoli (nominally under Turkish Suzerainty) (Neutral)

1 Brigade (plus tribal warriors)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Tunis  (nominally under Turkish Suzerainty) (Neutral)

1 Regiment (plus tribal warriors)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

CENTRAL ASIA

All forces are primitively equipped with muskets and smooth bore muzzle loaded cannon rather than breach loading rifles and howitzers.

 

Tibet (nominally under Chinese Suzerainty) (Neutral)

1 Division

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Nepal (Friendly to British India)

1 Division

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

(Income from Gurkha troops hired by British Indian government)

 

Afghanistan (Hates British and Russians)

1 Division (plus many Tribal warriors)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Persia (Hates British and Russians)

2 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

 

 THE ORIENT

With exceptions of Siam, Nepal and Japan all forces are primitively equipped with muskets and smooth bore muzzle loaded cannon rather than breach loading rifles and howitzers. 

 

China (Hates all red faced foreign pig dogs)

Fleet (South China Seas)

5 Corps (Manchuria)

5 Corps (Central China, plus members of patriotic societies)

5 Corps (Canton plus members of patriotic societies)

1 Corps (Peking, plus members of patriotic societies)

1 Corps (Western China)

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Japan (Navy likes Britain, Army likes Germany, Government Neutral)

2 Fleets, 5 Corps

Treasury                     :           4          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Korea (nominally under Chinese Suzerainty) (Neutral)

Fleet, Corps

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Mongolia (nominally under Chinese Suzerainty) (Neutral)

Division

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Tonkin (nominally under Chinese Suzerainty) (Dislikes France)

Division

Brigade & Fleet ‘Black Pirates’

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Annam (friendly to France, nominally under Chinese Suzerainty)

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Siam  (Neutral)

Fleet, 2 Corps

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Laos (Neutral)

Division

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

KNOWN AFRICA

Most Forces are primitively equipped with muskets and smooth bore muzzle loaded cannon. The exceptions are the Zulus that have few firearms and no artillery and the Boers who have modern rifles (but no artillery.)

 

Zululand (Neutral to British, Hates Boers )

3 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Transvaal Republic (Dislike British, hate Zulus)

Brigade of Rifle armed mounted infantry

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Orange Free State (Dislike British, hate Zulus)

Brigade of Rifle armed mounted infantry

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Morocco (Neutral)

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Abyssinia (Neutral)

4 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Madagascar (Neutral)

Fleet (Slavers and Pirates)

Brigade (Regiment natives, Regiment Swahili/Arab Slavers and Pirates)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Empire of Zanzibar (Friendly to Britain)

Regiment (on island)

Regiment (scattered across claimed mainland)

Brigade of Swahili/Arab Slavers (scattered across claimed mainland and interior)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

 

THE AUSTRAILIAS

 

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia (South Australia administers the Northern Territory)

(Self governing parts of British Empire) less than a regiment between them.

 

New Zealand (self governing part of British Empire)

New Zealand has it’s own militia which number significantly less than a regiment. (They have however recent fighting experience in Maori revolts of the 40s and 60s.)

 

 

 

NORTHERN AMERICAS

 

Dominion of Canada (self governing part of British Empire)

Fencible Brigade (don’t leave Canada)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Newfoundland (self governing part of British Empire)

Fencible Regiment (don’t leave Newfoundland)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

United States of America (Neutral but keen on Europe staying out of the Americas)

Fleet (Atlantic), Fleet (Pacific) Fleet (Caribbean)

1 Division (Brigade ‘west,’ Regiment Canadian border, Regiment Mexican Border,)

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Mexico (Dislikes USA and the French)

Fleet (Caribbean)

2 Corps

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

CENTRAL AMERICAS (All Neutral)

(Modern equipment for frontline forces but reserves using muzzle loaded rifles)

Guatemala

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

Honduras

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

El Salvador

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

Nicaragua

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

Costa Rica

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

Haiti

Regiment

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

Dominician Republic

Regiment

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

 

SOUTHERN AMERICAS (All Neutral to European conflicts)

(Modern equipment for frontline forces but reserves using muzzle loaded rifles)

 

Columbia

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Venezuela

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Brazil (Dislikes Argentina)

Fleet, Corps

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Uruguay (Close ally of Argentina)

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Peru

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Bolivia

Brigade

Treasury                     :           1          Disposable Income   :           1

 

Paraguay (Dislikes Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay)

Brigade

Treasury                     :           0          Disposable Income   :           0

 

Argentina (Dislikes Brazil and Chile)

Fleet, Corps

Treasury                     :           2          Disposable Income   :           2

 

Chilie (Dislikes Argentinia)

Division

Treasury                     :           1          Disposable Income   :           1

 

 

 

 

 

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