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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: 6180

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: 6180

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: 6180

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...
by Fab
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Ancient and Medieval History Discussion
Topic: Plaustrella: man-pushed scythed carts in the Communal Italian army list
Replies: 9
Views: 6180

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

I'm not a historian, just a gamer. So said, I found a few information written in Italian about "Plaustrella". An Italian author, Aldo Settia (see http://www.academia.edu/21550545/2015_Aldo_Settia_Guido_da_Vigevano._Military_Machines_in_The_Texaurus_regis_Francie) has analyzed a note written by Guido...
by Fab
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Army composition for inexperienced players
Replies: 12
Views: 7539

Re: Army composition for inexperienced players

That sounds good, Fab. And achievable, with some work. I do think that your 40-60 armies (20-30 couples) would end up being bigger, maybe 100 armies total at the end, after all the "most common" or most memorable armies are counted in. But still quite achievable. How much variation, though? No vari...
by Fab
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Army composition for inexperienced players
Replies: 12
Views: 7539

Re: Army composition for inexperienced players

No, I don't think that each one of the 650ish armies should have a typical list. I think that a newbie will start with some of the most common armies : I imagine Roman (Republican and Imperial), Gallic, Macedonian, Hoplite Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Indian, Persian, Crusader, Medieval English and F...
by Fab
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Army composition for inexperienced players
Replies: 12
Views: 7539

Re: Army composition for inexperienced players

Where can I find them ?

Any example ?

Thanks
Fab
by Fab
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Army composition for inexperienced players
Replies: 12
Views: 7539

Army composition for inexperienced players

The accuracy and completeness of the Meshwesh army lists can make the army composition a difficult task for a newbie (for example a teenager).

I think that adding a "typical" composition for the most common armies can be a valuable help for an inexperienced player.

Any thoughts ?

Fab
by Fab
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Warriors - Attacks Petering Out...?
Replies: 4
Views: 3818

Re: Warriors - Attacks Petering Out...?

It's even worse if you consider that an Heavy Foot performing an "initial charge" against a Warrior is, also in this case, shattered (with a bad dice throw). To understand the mechanics of the game on this topic see http://forum.wgcwar.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=55 Post by David Kuijt » Thu Dec 29, 20...
by Fab
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Time of conforming
Replies: 18
Views: 4126

Re: Time of conforming

Yes, I think it's a question of wording. If any element ends the movement phase in "proper" contact no conforming is needed at the moment. BUT What happens now in the combat phase ? If the contact is perfect, then yes, the defending stand (the Cataphract, in this case) will conform right before that...