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Author Topic: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?  (Read 4765 times)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2022, 06:18:29 AM »
… For example, the local big man and toadies - well fed, trained & equipped - can grab their weapons and join the fray quickly or take more time to gear up properly by putting their armour on. Victory conditions could punish them for holding back and not leaping to the defence of the locals. However, doing so would make them a tougher nut for the raiders to crack.

I might have to make an exception or two, and add a “local big man and toadies”.

Or, perhaps the raid happens while the best of the hunters are out.  Then, while the battle is on, the hunters return and add their muscle and skills to the fight.

Dan
« Last Edit: October 28, 2022, 03:19:54 AM by Cacique Caribe »

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2022, 03:08:00 AM »
Update:

I just checked out this video and link and, it seems that, when properly led, peasants could accomplish quite a bit in battle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anygNCJGCD0&t=605s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasants%27_Revolt

So, if you want to use the exact same peasants for something historical, now you have it!  I don’t know about you guys, but I REALLY love versatility.

Dan
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=138802.0
« Last Edit: October 28, 2022, 11:01:08 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline has.been

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2022, 06:14:14 AM »
As per Richard II's promises to the Revolting Peasants...
A VERBAL contract is not worth the paper it is written on. lol lol lol

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2022, 02:26:31 AM »
Lol.  Spot on!

Dan

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2022, 11:56:30 PM »
We’re there similar peasant revolts in the rest of Europe at that time (post Black Death)?  Does anyone here know?

Thanks

Dan

Offline LoxIslay

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #50 on: October 31, 2022, 12:56:16 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Peasants%27_War

Maybe this or the history of the peasant republic of ditmarschen.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Orc raid on a village with nothing but PEASANTS as defenders?
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2022, 05:58:54 AM »
Awesome, thanks!

Dan

 

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