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by Fab
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Group move in difficult terrain : cost in CP ?
Replies: 18
Views: 8827

Re: Group move in difficult terrain : cost in CP ?

Good.
Thanks

Fab
by Fab
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Move distance in difficult terrain.
Replies: 8
Views: 2153

Re: Move distance in difficult terrain.

Mounted troops have a move distance of 3 MU when moving through difficult.

So on a steep hill (difficult terrain) a stand of Light Foot has a much higher speed than a stand of Javelin Cavalry (or Horse Bow).

I'm puzzled.

Fab
by Fab
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders

Sure, I'll give it a spin ASAP. My comment was in response to Fab's intention of choosing between Light Infantry and Raiders when fighting warriors/warbands: my point was that with most Roman lists you can't, it's either LI or Raiders, (and I agree with Fab that LI seemed a better counter to barbar...
by Fab
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Group move in difficult terrain : cost in CP ?
Replies: 18
Views: 8827

Re: Group move in difficult terrain : cost in CP ?

Re-reading the rules I'd like to double check my understanding. I have a line of 3 Heavy Foot in front of an enemy line, perfectly aligned. I move the line straight ahead to frontally contact the enemies, but my leftmost stand by going straight ahead, passes through a piece of difficult terrain. The...
by Fab
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders

When fighting chariots I leave them at home and take Raiders ! ;)

Cheers
Fab
by Fab
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders

Just looking at the tables and without any test match, I would use Light Foot against Warband/Warrior.

They are not shattered if beaten, cost less, have more speed, the same combat factors and do not suffer the -1 in difficult terrain.

These are my Auxilia Palatina !

My two cents
by Fab
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: Early Imperial Roman Auxilia as Raiders

No, they are shattered if beaten by warband and warriors just like Elite Foot, Heavy Foot, Horde, Pavisiers, Pike and Spear (62.2).
by Fab
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Ancient and Medieval History Discussion
Topic: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list
Replies: 9
Views: 5803

Re: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list

About mastro Buvalello (this is the right spelling, I mistakenly wrote "Bulavello") : he was hired by Imola municipality in 1222 (see Aldo Settia, Il riflesso ossidionale) to design and built throwing machines.

Fab
by Fab
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Ancient and Medieval History Discussion
Topic: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list
Replies: 9
Views: 5803

Re: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list

I wrote "Artillery" because A. Settia used the corresponding Italian word. Nothing to do with gunpowder, sorry. The description by the original author, Guido da Vigevano, was about machines ("manganelle" : trebuchet ?) able to throw stones and other projectiles, and able to move surrounded and prote...
by Fab
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Ancient and Medieval History Discussion
Topic: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list
Replies: 9
Views: 5803

Re: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list

Thanks, Fab. I'll read that article. (Or get Google Translate to help me read it, and ask you if I have questions about any particular passage?). I'm ready to help (hopefully better translator than Google). If it is also used by Bologna in 1229, then letting any Later Communal army in the whole 115...