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Old 06-20-2021, 04:01 AM   #27
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Default Re: Professional Soldiers

Originally Posted by hcobb View Post
Hiring an army regular for half a year costs around $2,500 so the $1k in starting gear sounds about right.

A Mercenary captain has been at the job for around a decade so give him 10% of his accumulated pay in gear. That's then $5k to $13k in equipment.

A recruit will at best get standard weapons, chain armor, and such.
Now we are getting somewhere. Thanks Henry. :-)

10% of accumulated pay in gear is one reasonable opinion. I am trying to get more of these opinions so I can form a baseline. That I then can adjust to fit my campaign.

But this would translate to a Mercenary captain with a 10% savings in his gear and 10 years on the job. I would assume some years before that at lower ranks, so I will go with 10k.
He could have a Fineplate or a Warhorse (about 5k), and then 3 points of enchantments and a very fine broadsword.
Doesn't seem strange in the least to me. I would probably have expected more, maybe closer to 15k of equipment or even more if he saved his pension as military gear. But he might have invested the rest in a manor back home.
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