|Bavarian Allies of the French ... until they were not.|
Mike (Bonaparte) asks:
What triggers the defection of French Allied contingents? Saxon and Bavarian spring to mind.
To which I answered:
Basically if the French are loosing too much ground or too many men - likewise if they find themselves cornered, then the 'French allied troops' may have a chance of such defections. The Bavarian case is something that I would consider an extreme - changing sides ON THE BATTLEFIELD is a very rare occurrence and should be handled as such. Most certainly the 'change' happened overnight in a multi-day battle.
In all fairness I do also consider the departure from the coalition of allied armies also - there are conditions for the Swedes to bugger off, likewise for Prussians, less so for the Austrians and Russians; unless things are going bad for them - which if the Russians leave the coalition then 'peace' has broken out.
What are your thoughts or views of this potential?