vendredi 1 novembre 2013

Experimental Wars of the Roses lists for Dux Bellorum

After a discussion over on the Lead Adventure forum about troops in the Wars of the Roses, i decided to find this file that i penned down in the summer. I have used other people's adaptions of Dux Bellorum for the Wars, but i wrote this up anyway as a test.
They're only a draft (like many things on this blog!) so i haven't included all the options, just thought i'd lob this on the web for people to think about :-)

Type
Move
Bravery
Aggression
Missiles
Protection
Cohesion
Notes
Pts
Foot companions
2
10
6
-
6
6

5
Mounted companions ^
4
10
5
-
6
5

5
Household infantry
2
9
5
-
6
6

5
Retainer infantry
2
7
4
-
5
5

3
Militia infantry
2
7*
3
-
5
4

2
Household archers
2
9
3
3
5
4
 Bows 4 BW
5
Retainer archers
2
7
2
3
4
3
 Bows 4 BW
3
Militia archers
2
7*
2
3
4
2
 Bows 4 BW
2
Mounted household ^
4
9
5
-
5
5

5
Mounted retainers ^
4
7
4
-
5
4

3
Field artillery
1
6
1
3
4
2
Unlimited range 
5
Skirmishers
3
8*
1
2
4
2
4 BW range 
1
(Skirmishers included for handgunners, not sure what else they would represent) 

^ These troops must follow up in combat
* Brittle: For morale tests, these units have a morale of 6

Companions: This unit represents the leader on the battlefield, accompanied by his best fighters. They are armoured in full harnesses and can ride to battle mounted.

Household troops: Represents a body of men of a high quality. Perhaps they are made up of a large number of experienced men-at-arms, or come from the retinue of a lord or noble. They might also be veterans of the French wars of skirmishes with the Scots. They all have decent armour, at least a jack and sallet, and most will have more (especially for infantry and cavalry). They have the choice of fighting mounted.

Retainer troops: Made up of some household troops, a noble’s retainers (i.e. non-permanent fighters) and perhaps backed up by a few poorer troops in the rear ranks and stiffened by some men-at-arms at the front. They also have the option of fighting mounted. Most will be armoured with at least a jack and sallet, with the leaders and men-at-arms having more and some poorer men having less.


Militia troops: Made up of troops lacking decent equipment, training or motivation. They are mostly unarmoured or wearing a jack and/or sallet at most and will be armed with a mix of weaponry. Some men-at-arms might be in the front ranks as commanders and to stiffen the line.

2 commentaires:

  1. Seems about right from my perspective. Could the rules handle mixed units, as in bodies of infantry and archers, drawn from the same locale?

    btw... 'Captcha' is so annoying when people are trying to comment. ;-)

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    1. I didn't realize it was activated :o It should be removed now.

      I actually considered doing mixed units, like your 'pike and shotte' regiments. In this game they would be heavy infantry units with missile weapons.
      I might try it out, just got some ideas for variation in the units such as troops quality but also that some units have more or less (or no) archers (men-at-arm units spring to mind). This list was mainly as i wasn't happy with the mods i was using at the moment and wanted to change the nomenclature a bit, no retinue bills for example!

      I might knock something up and tack it on the end of this post or publish another one. Mixed units could also be useful for Burgundian ordonnance pikes and archers and maybe even the Swiss, having the skirmishers a permanent part of the unit?

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