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Post by paulbgau on Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:54 pm

Looking at the early period there are still some heavy/fully armoured troops,


Giving them CUIRASS does not seem to reflect the armour level.

I thought of a new trait - ARM'D

-2d v bow, -1d any other except shooting by artillery +5 points
units also take the SLOW trait.



Thoughts ?



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Re: Armoured troops - a new

Post by Tarty on Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:23 pm

I'm guessing this has already been accounted for in the army lists to a certain extent. Like early and late tercios for example.
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Re: Armoured troops - a new

Post by paulbgau on Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:57 am

Troops of the main period covered were not heavily/fully armoured. Its the Fully armoured Gendarmes (etc.) of the early period not covered.


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Post by dadiepiombo on Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:16 pm

I think that cuirass is enough. Just an improvement against bow, while muskets and also arquebus were enough effective to move towards the abandon of full armour. At this scale is just a detail to give more taste, as it is VBU to count more.
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Re: Armoured troops - a new

Post by Zippee on Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:24 pm

Were there still a lot of fully armoured gendarmes knocking around from 1560? I thought they'd all downgraded to 3/4 armour by then.
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Post by Tarty on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:03 pm

Zippee wrote:Were there still a lot of fully armoured gendarmes knocking around from 1560? I thought they'd all downgraded to 3/4 armour by then.

There may have been a few 'dregs' very early on but yes your quiet right I think. The edge they once had (or thought they had) would have suffered a pretty sudden reality check.
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