[#][F] Eric Minton - 10/4/2018
Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Some questions about Realm auxiliaries. The Medo entry in the corebook mentions Medoan Janissaries, locals recruited by the Realm to fight in foreign wars, allowed to return after some term of service.

Is this standard practice for Realm satrapies?
It is by no means universal, but the Realm draws janissaries from several satrapies in such manner.

Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Can a government pay part of its tithe in conscripts?
When the Empress or the house holding the satrapial lease requested janissary troops, yes. The local government could certainly attempt to bargain by offering janissary troops in place of other tribute, but the Realm was under no obligation to accept such offers.

Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Are foreigners included in the infantry sections, or are they exclusively auxiliaries?
I don't understand the question.

Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Previous books have noted that legion auxiliaries are considered expendable. Would foreign troops be considered particularly expendable?
Depends on the troops, the general, and the situation in the satrapy; there's no hard answer.

Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
How do foreign troops return home? On their own resources, or transported on the Realm's money?
Transported by the Imperial Navy or marching in company with Realm troops. Leaving unaffiliated troops to wander the countryside on their own runs the risk of banditry or rebellion.

Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Have soldiers encountered recent difficulties returning home due to impending civil war and the divvying up of Imperial legions?
Sounds like a good plot hook!