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by David Kuijt
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Rhoxolani cavalry
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: 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? https://upload.wikimed...
by David Kuijt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts

If bows are used that would often indicate Elite Cavalry instead (although a few exceptions exist). I don't think that's true, actually. The common wargamer assumption that Parthian cataphracts didn't have bows appears to be wrong*, and most other Asiatic horsmen classed in T! as Cataphracts (Tibet...
by David Kuijt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts

The Elite cavalry classification is a possibility, but this troop type I associate with using mobility with missile fire and then shock. We might be using different meanings for the same terms, or perhaps you think Elite Cavalry is something different than I do. Either way, that's a barrier to disc...
by David Kuijt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Product Discussion - Ask questions and talk about WGC Products
Topic: Hard copy publication
Replies: 20
Views: 10700

Re: Hard copy publication

I assume by 'REALLY good' your taking a relaxed attitude towards word count, a liberal view towards punctuation and a " what the hell let's just add a dozen more lines of text for the sake of clarity ", approach? Could there even be pictures/ internal art work? I think you may have long-term emotio...
by David Kuijt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh Keywords and Search Terms
Replies: 32
Views: 14056

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 ...
by David Kuijt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re: Nikephorian Byzantine Cataphracts

Thanks for your input and research, Mike. That's exactly the sort of material we want people to submit! We'll take a look at it. As a side note, though, recall that armored horses are often called cataphract by authors, but that armored horses are not the sole province of the Cataphract stand type i...
by David Kuijt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Musasir
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Re: Musasir

Not a Musasirian scholar, here, but when you say "Triumph treats them as allies to Urartu, but does not give them their own full army list" did you see the button for "Full Army List" below the Option 2: Musasirian Allies option? If someone was to ask me whether Musasir was represented in Triumph wi...
by David Kuijt
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Event and Tournament Announcements
Topic: GM's need for Fall In! 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 5911

Re: GM's need for Fall In! 2019

No problem, "Late is the hour." I hadn't seen any posted responses so I thought I'd offer to pitch in. We ask for GMs to open up the pool of talent and interest to new GMs; most of the established GMs from past events (Rod, Spencer, Scott, Brian, Larry) interact with us directly. We just want to be...
by David Kuijt
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Event and Tournament Announcements
Topic: GM's need for Fall In! 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 5911

Re: GM's need for Fall In! 2019

michaelguth wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:58 am
I am praying that my new job offer comes through. It would give me a 3 day work week. I might have some time and energy to game again.
Good luck on the job offer, Mike!
by David Kuijt
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: one Alan list
Replies: 3
Views: 2885

Re: one Alan list

...there are not many facts of Alans as a Sarmatian tribe but there is for example Marcellinus Ammianus a late Roman soldier and history writer. There is also Lucius Flavius Arrianus; as in my earlier post: Sarmatian & Alan. An Alan contigent did fight in the battle of Adrianople 378. Vandals, Alan...