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Sunday, 2 October 2016

A Pict Army List

Like any other Pict army list you have ever read this one is extremely speculative. It is intended to represent the confederation at the height of its power. I’m inclined to see a division between major raiding forces that will comprise mainly of fighting elites with some lesser souls along to do the drudgery and home defence where everyone who is entitled to fight is turned out. The latter are indicated with an *.

It is quite a horsey army because that is where the evidence points us. All of the cavalry can use Drungus formation.  I have also made the aristocrats formidable fighters because that was a requirement of their social position. 



There are chariots as there is some evidence that they were still in use and also because they add to the fun. If all the chariots are used, they can form a Big Unit albeit one of the normal 4 bases.

The lesser aristocracy are also horsemen and are equally skilled with weapons if not quite so determined to fight hand to hand as the real bosses.

The infantry are the free farmers, part time warriors but still willing.  Some of them will have taken part in the major raids on Britannia and are more experienced and so are Stubborn.  Pict spear men can form Big Units



Archers can fire overhead, skirmish or simply form a line.


It is possible that a Warrior cult was in existence prior to the conversion if you favour that there are two units of its devotees.

Unit
Arms
Armour
Range
CD
DD
Extra
Maximum number of units
Noble
cavalry
Unit Integrity-4
Javelin/Sword
None
2
D10
D10
Ferocious
Specialist up 1 dice for shooting
Up to 4
Chariots
Small Unit
UI-3
Javelin/Sword
None
2
D10
D10
Ferocious
Specialist up 1 dice for shooting
Up to 2
Cavalry
UI-3
Javelin/Sword
None
2
D8
D8
Specialist up 1 dice for shooting
Up to 4
Warrior
UI-3
spear
None
-
D8
D6
Stubborn
Up to 4
Warrior
UI-3

spear
None
-
D6
D6
*
Up to 8
Warrior
UI-4

spear
None
-
D10
D8
Ferocious
*
Up to 2
Warrior
UI-2

Bow
None
3
D6
D4
*
Up to 4
Youths
UI-2
Sling
None
4
D4
D4
*
Up to 2

As ever if you disagree feel free to change any of the above to suit your view.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks lads, I've finished some Minifigs cavalry too but need to complete the bases. They'll turn up in the next post.

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