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by Andreas Johansson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Aztecs
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Aztecs

The mass of an Aztec army are rated as rabble, while their neighbours are more generously rated as light foot. Does this have any particular justification, or is it just a holdover from the DBX lists which rate Aztecs clan warriors quite harshly? I've never seen an explanation for why Aztec clan war...
by Andreas Johansson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Product Discussion - Ask questions and talk about WGC Products
Topic: Meshwesh down?
Replies: 15
Views: 4369

Re: Meshwesh down?

Works for me now, so yeah, either some sort of temporary error, or something wrong with my fiancée's computer (not sure if I'd used Meshwesh from that one before; posting from another device now).
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Product Discussion - Ask questions and talk about WGC Products
Topic: Meshwesh down?
Replies: 15
Views: 4369

Meshwesh down?

I guess it's probably a temporary glitch, but Meshwesh appears thoroughly broken just now: no army has any invasion rating, or general's options, or troops, or anything.
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Livonian questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Livonian questions

Relatedly, perhaps already covered by the allies, but the Livonian Civil War of 1297-1313 saw an alliance of the archbishop of Riga, the city of Riga, the bishops of Ösel and Dorpat, and Lithuania confront the Teutonic Order (they lost). The archbishop was the effective head of the coalition. The Li...
by Andreas Johansson
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Livonian questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Livonian questions

By the time of Lake Peipus (1242) the Bishopric of Dorpat had only existed for like 18 years or so, and likely there were still lots of Ugaunian/Ugandi/Estonian locals in their army at Lake Peipus. On the authority of the Novgorodian Chronicle there were: most of the enemy casualties are said to ha...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 126
Views: 40770

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

I guess the unspoken assumption between my question was that in actuality the change was gradual and therefore the end result should never face the original. This implies of course that there should be transitional lists: but in the absence of such actually being documented they can be simplified wa...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Livonian questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Livonian questions

At minimum, whatever list covers Riga needs Lithuania as an enemy and whatever covers Dorpat needs Early and Post-Mongol Russian. The bishop of Dorpat's men likely formed the main part of the Livonian army at Lake Peipus, and the Chronicle gives the impression that army was all cavalry. Wesenberg wa...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Livonian questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Livonian questions

The DBE's/6Kn in the DBX Teutonic Orders list are because the Novgorodian Chronicle describes Livonian forces - in both cases including some Brothers of the Teutonic Order but not the main force of the Livonian branch - using wedge formations at Lake Peipus 1242 and Wesenberg/Rakvere/Rakovor 1268. M...
by Andreas Johansson
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Livonian questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Livonian questions

As I happen to be reading a book about Livonia and Rus', I looked at the relevant lists. A couple of questions occured to me: What's up with Teutonic Order cataphracts? As far as I know, the Order's cavalry is noted for neither extra-heavy armour nor a lack of élan. (Some later German cavalry in Ger...
by Andreas Johansson
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 126
Views: 40770

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Rus and Early Russian list one another as enemies - is that as should be? Presumably all principalities change over simultaneously?