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Title: What is a leidang?
Post by: X-Osoerde (Alan) on January 17, 2011, 05:47:26 pm
Bjorn, I noticed that this word leidang is mentioned several times, but it isn't really described much more than being naval levies.

So I thought I would ask a few questions:

Is a leidang similar to the descriptions of Coasters/Keelboats? Basically a large catch-all for small row/sail-based vessels that are primarily manned by peasents, have poor seaworthiness and generally small cargos.
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: X-DM Jon on January 17, 2011, 05:53:57 pm
It's the same as the Danish "Leding"

"a system organising a coastal fleet with the aim of defence, coerced trade, plunderings, and aggressive wars."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidang

 Unless Bjørn is using it otherwise, but to know that I need a specific page reference.
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: X-Osoerde (Alan) on January 17, 2011, 06:11:44 pm
It is mentioned three times in the Regent Guide, but never in that type of reference.  Just search the guide for it (the page numbers are screwy anyways).
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: DM B on January 17, 2011, 06:57:39 pm
Naval levy
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: X-Osoerde (Alan) on January 17, 2011, 08:32:19 pm
Naval levy

I wasn't clear enough.

All that is known about the leidang is that it is a naval levy.

But...

Can it transport cargo?
What is its seaworthiness?
Hits?
Attack values?
Do they shoot fire and leave create waves of gold?
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: DM B on January 17, 2011, 11:04:57 pm
You'll have to await (in dread) the coming of the Oar and Sail chapter...
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: X-Osoerde (Alan) on January 18, 2011, 01:56:19 am
Ok, B.  I dread its coming...
Title: Re: What is a leidang?
Post by: X-Coeranys/WD (Greg) on January 18, 2011, 06:20:44 am
You'll have to await (in dread) the coming of the Oar and Sail chapter...
...dreadnaught?