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by Andreas Johansson
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Fantasy TRIUMPH!
Topic: Fantasy Triumph (Monsterpocalypse) at Fall In 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Fantasy Triumph (Monsterpocalypse) at Fall In 2019

Do really artillery deserve to be "missile-equipped" for the purposes of annoying fliers? A trebuchet or medieval cannon would seem extremely ill-suited to targeting any flier more mobile than an anchored observation balloon. (Fantastic artillery could be more suited for aiming at moving targets of ...
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Medieval French
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Medieval French

In their most famous outing at Crécy 1346, the Genoese crossbowmen fought without their pavises. But anyway, perhaps somewhat counterintuitively, having a pavise isn't sufficient for classification as Pavisiers - you're also supposed to have (a) front rank(s) with close combat weapons likes spears o...
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Rhoxolani cavalry
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Rhoxolani cavalry

Is there, incidentally, any reason to associate the Solokha tomb with the Rhoxolani specifically? I note WP identifies it as "Scythian".
by Andreas Johansson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Rhoxolani cavalry
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Rhoxolani cavalry

Thanks :)
by Andreas Johansson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Rhoxolani cavalry
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Rhoxolani cavalry

I was of the impression (based on e.g., Duncan's AMPW) that prior to adopting Standard Sarmatian™ lancer tactics, the Rhoxolani were more-or-less standard steppe horse archers, so I was surprised to note the Meshwesh list has them as mostly Jav Cav. What's the basis for this?
by Andreas Johansson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 123
Views: 35309

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

The dates are wonky for the "Early Kassites or Nairi 1649-950 BC, or Hurrians 1779-950 BC 1749 to 950 BC" list - clearly if the Hurrian sub-list begins in 1779 the whole can't begin in 1749.
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 123
Views: 35309

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: 3
Views: 3814

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: 2975

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: 2975

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...