Reinforcement for Poles!
Polish King Jan II Kazimierz (or John II Casimir, if you like this version more) decided to send some reinforcement to Vienna to help his men with their mission...
Baśka Jeziorowska, also called Hajduczek (the Little Haiduk), is Michał Wołodyjowski’s fiancee. Quite unlike other noble girls, she prefers fencing and adventures over wholesome life at home. She would never leave her loved one’s side, so naturally she joined him on his mission Vienna.
Thanks to her Persistent special skill, she gets a bonus during Ripostes. If you’re worried she’s going to run out of Parry tokens, fret not! As long as Wołodyjowski is supporting her in combat, her other special rule (Watch out Baśka!) allows her to use his tokens if they’re fighting the same enemy. Two pistols, that she can proficiently shoot, make her the whole package.
Ketling, or Hassling-Ketling of Elgin, is a Scotsman in the service of the Commonwealth and Wołodyjowski’s friend. A ladies’ man and a charmer, he receives bonuses when talking to the opposite sex. He is also quite affluent, so he can provide your band with extra equipment. In combat he prefers to stay on the defense, and he has the Clever Defense skill to prove it. Just like Baśka, he supports his band with the firepower of his two pistols.
Obviously other factions will receive similar reinforcement as well. They are in their way to Vienna now...