The campaign has been running for four months,so the new commander will have to be briefed on the current situation. The corps is coming to the end of a quiet period, and is likely to play a very important part in the remainder of the campaign
There have been three players for this corps over the past eight weeks, and all have withdrawn from the campaign due to “pressure of work”. This might be true in one case, but it’s unlikely that all three suddenly came under more pressure at work within weeks of joining the campaign! More likely that the role was not what they expected.
There have been six drop outs since Christmas. That compares with just two in all of last year. Some have had really good reasons, some have given none, and the remainder were “pressure of work”. I have written to all to ask if they found the campaign difficult, or if the 48 hour turn around on orders was a problem.
It’s a lot of work to take up a command in the middle of the campaign, both for me to brief and for the new player to take it all in. It may be that it requires a greater commitment than some of the new players realised.
Meanwhile I am looking for another corps commander.
Anyone wishing to join should be aware that they will be required to reply to my email within 48 hours, or let me know that they are unable to do so. They will be asked to write once or twice a week, but there will be gaps of up to two weeks when a battle is being fought. I estimate that it should not take more than half an hour to write these orders. I send an umpire update at the end of the previous move, so all that the player has to do is update his previous order.
So only apply to join if you are prepared to make the required commitment.
If anyone would like to know more just contact me.