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by Andreas Johansson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 122
Views: 20351

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Not an error, perhaps, but it's passing strange that the "Later Muslim Indian" list is followed by the Sultanate of Delhi one. The dates of the former list appears to be that of the Mamluk Dynasty of Delhi, so maybe that's what the list should be called? Or just call them Early Sultanate of Delhi an...
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Nepalese
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Nepalese

Triumph follows hallowed wargamer tradition in allowing plentiful Nepalese allies in Tibetan armies, but not having any separate Nepalese list. Is there any particular reason for this though? If we're confident a Nepalese allied contingent should consist of Horse Bow, Raiders, and Skirmishers (AFAIK...
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts

I forget the name of the battle under Heraclius which describes a single wedge of Byzantine cat/Kat breaking into an enemy line . I think you're confusing the emperor's name too, BTW - Heraclius (r. 610-641) is more than three centuries before the Nikephorian period, and the Roman/Byzantine army of...
by Andreas Johansson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts

Of interest is figure 3 on page 13 of a kavalllarios Kataphraktos of III Skhola. This figure is drawn on a 'half-armored' horse. But, on p 14; the description of the figure taken from Leo's Tactika VI, p 31, states,t 'They armored their horses flanks, heads and necks with plates of iron mail, or ot...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh Keywords and Search Terms
Replies: 30
Views: 6569

Re: Meshwesh Keywords and Search Terms

I suggested this in Vodnik's Cañari thread, but maybe it'll get more attention here: it would be nice if Cañari (with the tilde) found the relevant list - Meshwesh Americanizes the name as "Canari", and doesn't treat n and ñ as equivalent. So either add the Spanish version as a keyword, or get the s...
by Andreas Johansson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 122
Views: 20351

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Yet another Wade-Giles infiltrator: the Early Hu have "Jung" allies, who should be pinyin "Rong".

(Yes, "Rong" is the same as the latter half of "Xirong" (W-G "Hsi-Jung"). "Xi" means 'Western' and "Rong" effectively means 'Western Barbarians'. Cf Beidi.)
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Ancient and Medieval History Discussion
Topic: Vikings as Heroes in the Modern Age
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: Vikings as Heroes in the Modern Age

As a historically-interested Scandinavian, I'm somewhat miffed by the appropriation of vikings as symbols for everything from feminism to white supremacy. I don't have a viking army, but I have Orcadian allies for my Scots. The period isn't my favorite to wargame but it's popular locally, perhaps th...
by Andreas Johansson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Fantasy TRIUMPH!
Topic: Gaming in Narnia
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Gaming in Narnia

Jadis's armies included things like wolves, ogres, ghouls, and minotaurs, all of which should be pretty easy to find figures for. Might be harder to find something for the White Witch herself, but there's probably an elven sorceress or something out there that'd do. The Stronghold has a bunch of Nar...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Byzantine Akontistai and Menavlatoi
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Byzantine Akontistai and Menavlatoi

I believe Forged in Battle Dark Ages kickstarter will be released to the general public at some point this year and I thought I saw a Menavlatoi amongst their Byzantines. As a KS backer I can confirm they've got some in the Thematic range. Spelled "Menulavtoi" to make them easy to find :? They also...