I have started and read about half of " By force of Arms " by Christopher Duffy about the guys in White (the Austrians at war in the 7 years war).
This is a great book as always with Duffy.
There is plenty of events that can be included in the game.
For exemple at the beginning of the war (by end of august) most of the guns were still at Vienna and Brown had to write to Maria Theresa which disgusted by administration's inertia used the horses of Imperial stables to send the gun train. Nice event isn't it ?
One important event for Austria is the creation of the General Staff with Lacy at command. Basically it helped for movement with guides, pionneer etc and coul give bonus, as well as coordination for multiple colums attacks " à la Hochkirch", Maxen and so... In game terms it means that corps or columns coming from different directions will much likely be able to coordinate against a Prussian army.
Unfortunately june 1 1760 the event Lacy resigns(because of intrigues and weariness) will cancel this powerfull advantage.
Historically, this is Liegnitz where Dawn and Loudon could crushed Fred but didn't. What would have happen with Lacy coordinating all of this.
From Fred with an interview after the war " Nobody in either history or modern times had rivalled Lacy in ability to move and position armies...and so it was that as long he was chief of staff...i was unable to gain the slightest advantage. Don't you remember the 2 campaigns in 1758-1759 ? you succeeded in everything you attempted. I kept asking "will i ever be rid of that man ? "...but then somebody replaced him. Now i could say " This might not turn out too badly for me ; this might give me an opening. I looked for it, and i found it at Torgau. "
What better compliment for the nemesis of Fred !!!
Hope that for immersion, historical advantages like this will be included through modifier when calculating if 2 forces cooperate.
If i didn't say that this book is formidable then its time.
You will respect even more the guys in white.
For honors of war Hok said that there will be a calculation outright to see the % of loss. I have to admit that i wasn't convinced, i would have liked the entire garrison displaced...but it was before reading the capture of Dresde when the Prussian left the town between 2 ranks of Austrians, the letter asking if there were saxon, austrian deserters or soldiers put by force in service, more than 800 the left the ranks to join the Austrians.
Perhaps some adjustements will be needed so that a biggest % is more likely to strike the Prussians because of these men included by force in the army.