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  • Quote from Babnik Kalenina: “The pike as a weird story. It dominate the battlefield until Roman legions crushed the Greek, then forgotten 1500 years before its return in European battlefields in XVth century... ” It wasn't forgotten, it was discarded. Advances in heavy armor and ranged weapons made it less suitable as a weapon system, simple as that. You wanted shield walls for your elites, then you wanted cavalry supported by maneuverable spear infantry which in turn was supported by heavy armo…

  • Quote from Ivar K: “Even if we train mostly with other weapons, the pike is thought to be so OP that we use them in all larger scale battles (from 100-800 fighters). ” this is because you all have no fear of actually dying.

  • Quote from Ivar K: “How do you defined pike? For me it is 3m+ spear used by infantry with two hands. ” That's a fine definition. Quote from Ivar K: “At least there it is extremely easy to use efficciently. It is a best weapon for newbies as it does not require lots of individuals skill as all the pikes can support each other and you are physically far from the enemy. With sword and shield the new guy can be easily feinted and then buchered. With pike he is covered by all the other pikes in the f…

  • Quote from Ivar K: “From the point of view of countering heavy cavalry: Equitaine use lots of heavy cavalry so it is natural for Equitaine military tactician to think ways to protect his infantry from the heavy cavalry as it is his special knowledge. Equitainian general would think cavalry centric and that leads to both stakes and Pikes. ” This is not the case, and would not be the case, as you didn't see pikemen feature in most of western Europe during the middle ages from Hastings, to Crecy, t…

  • Quote from Ivar K: “A pike could be a good weapon specific to humans ” It doesn't make sense for this faction. Pikes were developed to deal with the ascendancy of heavy cavalry, And it required disciplined soldiers with shot and steel pile crossbows to make it at all effective. If we look at western heavy cavalry, pioneered by the Normans and highly developed by the 1100s, we see that the only units that could withstand such a charge were units that had either excellent mobility (horse archers),…

  • Quote from Marcos24: “I just mean in general, not specifically for the peasant levy problem. Stacking passive CR bonus is what scares everyone about “Point and click” armies, but at the same time is useless against bodyguard/stubborn/unbreakable. And does nothing to help us win a grind ” As an alternative, you could just say that serfs deny the first X CR to the enemy where X is the number of ranks (max +3) the serfs have. So a 25 man unit w 3 ranks ignores the first few wounds becoming less a l…

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    Quote from jimmygrill: “Quote from Taki: “Not that I think the game should even have chaff, I don't like how those rules work and they make no sense from an ancient combat pov, but whatever, I'm not the one who made the game ” There is a $hit ton of things in the game which are extremely unrealistic, the most important ones being that there is no fog of war (so you as the general have perfect knowledge) and that your units always do exactly what you want them to do (so you as a general have perf…

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    Quote from Glonojad: “Quote from Taki: “Quote from Ludaman: “TLDR - peasants are probably going to suck. ” We're trying really hard to make this not be a prophecy. ” Wouldn't not-noble-infantry who don't suck overstepping the EoS? ” I'm going to answer this as best I can without going too deep. A think can be useful and good without being elite or powerful. Chaff is a good example of this, it's there to die and protect more valuable units and do light harassments; useful not powerful. Not that I…

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    Quote from Ludaman: “TLDR - peasants are probably going to suck. ” We're trying really hard to make this not be a prophecy.

  • Quote from LordNelson: “But honestly if all you want is a wagon there are so many much cheaper MDF historical wagons out there! ” what I want is to use the tops for weird terrain additions, the wagons are a nice extra

  • Quote from Chronocide: “Set includes 2 full kits (kit makes either) with the GW ovals, as well 2x round 25mm bases if you want the wizard on foot instead of in the cart. Set is $80, so $40 per cart (they are presently $60 each on the GW site) This model was originally part of WHFB and is designed to fit on a 50x100 base (not included) ” How difficult do you think it would be to make a 'normal' ish wagon out of them and use the tops as some sort of odd terrain piece?

  • Quote from Marcos24: “I have no idea how many, but I think that's my champion, this was just because I've always liked the grittiness I imaging with Questing knight, they WOULD be my second favorite unit but agility 0 makes me picture them as slow, fat, lazy knights, and I hate it. #removeagility0 And how much depends on who you buy them from lol, or you'll get them much cheaper if you can 3d print them yourself and subscribe to my Patreon But this unit won't be finished right away, this was jus…

  • Quote from Marcos24: “El Cid painted by Georgios Galazoulas ” Tell him Ef-Ha-Ri-Sto

  • Quote from Klexe: “Did I miss something? the only funny people are Germans! Everyone knows that ” Herman's are funny, but the question is what kind of funny Funny HaHa or funny uh oh

  • Quote from Babnik Kalenina: “Quote from Taki: “Quote from Babnik Kalenina: “I despise the term peasant levies ” If we were to use actual medieval terms it would be freeman levies anyway. ” Never heard of "freeman levies" term in medieval military context by the way I found this in a very very old book from my holy library the-ninth-age.com/community/in…0302a8089c2757bddb16b117e GW were using terms such as Villains, Ribald, Brigands... In old french, the King had "gens d'arme" who became "gendarm…

  • Quote from Babnik Kalenina: “I despise the term peasant levies ” If we were to use actual medieval terms it would be freeman levies anyway.

  • Quote from Klexe: “@Taki @Marcos24 perhaps you should read the last page here? ” I have been keeping up to date. Did you have a particular thing to bring to my attention?

  • Quote from Marcos24: “I loved it man,there’s were a few things that I feel weren’t 100% historically accurate, like Navarra’s flag at that period in time for example, but I was still hooked! ” I don't have amazon, is it worth buying it?

  • Quote from Ivar K: “You make extremely beautiful horses! ” I have one in front of me can confirm QFT

  • Quote from Klexe: “Quote from Honeym: “I dont think that people are discussing weather or not fay should be included. More like how much they should be apart of the new book. The guidelines says 15% I believe. And more over, whats fay and the place for non-fay otherworldly creatures. ” It also really depends what is fay and what not. For example the current green knight can be argued if it is fay or not? sure it has demon rules etc but on play viewsieght it is a normal knight I guess many people…