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Author Topic: Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies  (Read 521 times)

Offline ayak333

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Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:58:57 PM »
My Age of Crusades supplement has arrived. After my quick read through I noticed that the armor ratings for many units are extremely inconsistent. The general equipment rules, for example javelins cause -1 armor in melee or that heavy weapons cause -1 armor in melee, are inconsistently applied in the unit profile charts. Does anyone think that these are intentional or are they glaring mistakes? Seems to me they are certainly mistakes. Let me know what you think, and as I am early in the acquisition of the supplement I'll welcome all questions the wargaming community has about the supplement!

Offline Humakt

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Re: Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 06:33:22 PM »
Is this 1ed or 2ed Saga?

In 1ed then there were no consistent rules as you mention. They were always on a case-by-case basis.
For example, there was no '-1 armour if you have javelins' blanket rule. You only had that -1 if the army lists said so.
For example, javelin armed skirmishers do not have a -1 armour from their bow armed equivalents, but javelin armed Welsh warriors did. This had nothing to do with javelins meaning someone had less armour (why would it?) it was done to reflect that the Welsh wore lighter armour.
There is no intrinsic -1 armour just because you've got a javelin in your hand.

If you're talking about 2ed then I don't have it and can't comment.

Offline ayak333

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Re: Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 07:14:09 PM »
The post is concerning the 2nd Edition.

Offline Ogrob

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Re: Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 07:29:49 PM »
The Polish warriors and levies are confirmed misprinted. Don't have the book yet myself, but seen that one on Facebook.

Offline ayak333

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Re: Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 07:47:36 PM »
Ahh, Thank you. The Polish profiles were the ones that stuck out as seriously wrong.

Offline jauntyharrison

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Re: Saga Age of Crusades armor inconsistencies
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 10:54:26 PM »
The other important errata you might have missed is that the mercenary unit Western Knights are warriors, not hearthguard.