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by Andreas Johansson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Stratclyde spear
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Stratclyde spear

Thanks for the reply. 8-)
by Andreas Johansson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Camels
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Camels

One use of camels that David didn't mention is Cyrus' supposed stratagem of mounting his cavalry on baggage camels to discomfit Lydian cavalry. Presumably another battle card if it's to be represented. Don't remember off-hand if we represent that -- it is one of the less bizarre of the "suppos...
by Andreas Johansson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Camels
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Camels

One critical aspect of the historical record was this -- in all cases except Tuaregs, armies that had a chance to switch from Camels to Horses as they got more wealthy and more successful, all did so. Was switching to horses ever a realistic option for Tuaregs? Keeping them in the central Sahara ca...
by Andreas Johansson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Kingdom of Sealand (Iraq - 1730-1460 BCE)
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Kingdom of Sealand (Iraq - 1730-1460 BCE)

They presumably belong in the Sumerian Successor States.
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Raiders. Why?
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: Raiders. Why?

Googling for images show a variety of armaments, but most are shieldless with moderately long spear. Not sure where my imprevious impression came from.

(Oddly, using the spelling "almogavar" shows fewer spears and more shields.)
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Raiders. Why?
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: Raiders. Why?

Byzantine Menlavtoi (sp?) Menavlatoi (or Menaulatoi, depending on how you like to transliterate αυ in Byzantine Greek). A troop type I might have thought a good fit for Raiders is almughavars, but turns out they're Light Spears instead (at least in the Catalan Company list). I'm of the impression t...
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Stratclyde spear
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Stratclyde spear

Just out of curiosity, why are the bulk of a Strathclyde army classed as Spears? Their neighbours and enemies (Scots, Picts, Bernicians, Norsemen) are mostly footsloggers, so it seems slightly unexpected they'd be especially good at resisting cavalry, and in a history-based campaign or theme they'd ...
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Grand TRIUMPH!
Topic: Grand TRIUMPH! Rough Draft Rules Available
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Grand TRIUMPH! Rough Draft Rules Available

At the end of a turn, a side wins the game if it has destroyed at least half of its opponent’s troops and has lost fewer points of troops than its opponent. In regular Triumph!, the citeria are destroying 1/3 of the enemy's points and having lost fewer oneself. Here, the enemy's losses are apparent...
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh Keywords and Search Terms
Replies: 25
Views: 1679

Re: Meshwesh Keywords and Search Terms

I was surprised to discover that "Scandinavian" doesn't find the Union of Kalmar list (sometimes known as the "Scandinavian Union" to wargamers). I might suggest it should find also Medieval Swedish and the Viking lists.
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Product Discussion - Ask questions and talk about WGC Products
Topic: Now Available - July Update to Triumph Early Access Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Now Available - July Update to Triumph Early Access Edition

Epaminondas style Hoplite rear support still exists where appropriate in the army lists as a Battle Card, but we had missed the fact that all such Hoplites were now rated as Heavy Foot, or in rare cases Elite Foot. Now fixed. Warrior went down from +2 rear support to +1. Warband went down from +1 r...

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