Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SAGA: Thracian Battleboard for the Iliad

Andy is getting into SAGA using some assorted Numidians and Near-Eastern figs that he has. He is going to run them, as Thracians so I've done up a battle-board.

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Your Warlord is equipped with Javelins. Companions (Hearthguard) and Warriors may also have Javelins, which decreases their armour (but not the Warlord's) by one against enemy shooting. One unit of warriors may swap its Javelins for Bows but retain the -1 vs shooting.
Your Warlord may choose to be mounted. If mounted, he changes his movement to L but has -1 armour vs shooting. Companions (Hearthguard) and Warriors may also opt to be mounted. If so their armour (taking into account Javelins) will be -2 vs shooting.

The bulk of the Thracian warbands are composed of the Warlord and his closest Companions
(Hearthguard) along with Warriors drawn from throughout the tribe. The Companions and Warlord my be fortunate enough to have armour like that of their southern Achaean cousins or the rich denizens of Troy. However, the bulk of the tribe is lightly equipped in 'Peltast' fashion with a shield, and javelins.

Their warbands may also have followers (levies), hangers on and skirmishers recruited from amongst the dregs of their society, conquered peoples and other unfortunates. These troops cannot stand against a well equipped warrior if caught in melee but are skilled in sling, javelin, or bow. They do not often appear in heroic tales but had their role to play on the battlefield.

4 comments:

  1. This all looks so cool.
    Is there a betting pool?
    Who is the bookie?
    Where are the tickets!

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  2. Hmm. I like your line of thinking. Do you think it would be too much of a 'moral hazard' to have the person who designed boards and list also supervise the betting?

    Round one of the title fights is Odysseus vs Achilles. At the Cavs. My guy is a good commander but Poochie's is a beast in one on one combat. I intend to not fight fair.

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  3. More for our Trojan War SAGA!

    Thracians look nasty- the "whole army charge" ability has the potential to be really, really nasty!

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  4. Hi Chris - thankfully neither 'Cicones' nor 'Thrax' allow Andy to actually charge into melee. It does however allow him to pelt us with a hail of Javelins so best ready those two anti-shooting abilities we have!

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