Lakes of Blood and Ash
Blades in the Wind Bookkeeping
Total assets possible: 40,000 Dinar
Goal: Travel for a month without full resupply.
Range: 700 Miles
|Beast of Burden||Individual Cost||Monthly Fodder Cost||Carry Capacity||Max Daily Coverage||Need for Resupply|
|Baggage Camels||300 Dinar||50 Dinar||400 pds||25 Miles||Month|
|Soldiers||–||6 Dinar||70 pds||30 Miles||Baggage Train + 3 Days|
|Monthly Costs||Solid Asset Investment|
|1,500 Dinar in Food Supplies||21,600 Dinar in Camels|
|3,600 Dinar in Fodder Supplies||1,500 Dinar in Medical supplies|
|3,500 Dinar in Wages||3,000 Dinar in iron/tools/forge|
|Total Monthly Costs in Desert||8,600 Dinar|
|Total Monthly Costs in Temperate||5,100 Dinar|
|Total Solid Assets||26,100 Dinar|
|Total Liquid Assets|
|Total Operating Budget in Desert||45 Days|
|Total Operating Budget in Temperate||76 Days|
- It is necessary for camels to spend at least two months between long journeys (3-8 months on the road) to recuperate, and the best time for that recuperation was in the Season of Fire, when camels shed their hair and the grazing is best.
- For every 10 loads of food for the soldiers, the caravan needs to carry around 3 loads of fodder.
- Between posca and bread porridge, a soldier will consume three pounds of supplies a day. A dragon of troops (250 men), 750 pounds. A month of supplies will require 53 camels and an additional 15 camels for fodder. Two additional camels carry medical supplies, extra leather, materials, and logistical records. Two further camels carry a forge and additional metals for mending arms/armor and machining simple tools. Totaling 72 camels.
- Assuming ability to forage, half ration costs and quartered fodder costs.