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Offline RedRowan

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HYW Armies Question
« on: October 27, 2015, 11:04:57 AM »
With the upcoming release of the new plastic HYW French from the Perry brothers I am finding myself more and more interested in this period. Initially, I am just looking at painting up a few figures so I can play some skirmish games with my seven year old nephew using GW’s LOTR rules. 

As a longer term project though, if my nephew shows an interest, I would like to build up a couple of small armies for use with the War and Conquest rules. The problem is, I am not sure what a French army of the period would comprise in terms of troop types.

With the English box from the Perry brothers, I can make a unit of MAA and two units of longbowmen, which I think is a good starting point for a small army. Not sure what to do for the French though. Would they mostly be MAA with a few crossbow armed troops or would there be other infantry types too? I am ignoring cavalry for the moment, as I am just looking at what is available in plastic.

Thanks

Steve

Offline Atheling

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Re: HYW Armies Question
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:59:10 PM »
Would they mostly be MAA with a few crossbow armed troops or would there be other infantry types too? I am ignoring cavalry for the moment, as I am just looking at what is available in plastic.

Scaled to the same size units as the plastic English then yeah, they would be as you have described above. :)

Darrell.

Offline RedRowan

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Re: HYW Armies Question
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 03:19:08 PM »
Thanks Darrell.

Steve

Offline Atheling

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Re: HYW Armies Question
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 07:56:52 PM »
No probs Steve.... if you need anything else just give me (or the host of others on here) a shout :)

Darrell.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: HYW Armies Question
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 08:29:52 PM »
You should look at Lion Rampant as it is easy to learn and fun to play.
The book has a French and English army list and several scenarios.

Offline Atheling

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Re: HYW Armies Question
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 09:55:23 PM »
Good suggestion from Mick- it's a howl to play  :D :)

Darrell.

Offline RedRowan

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Re: HYW Armies Question
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 10:25:11 PM »
I have Lion Rampant but feel the LOTR rules will be easier for him to follow. Only looking at a handful of figures on each side and I think the latter will work better at that scale. Will certainly use the lists in Lion Rampant as a guide though.  :)

Steve

 

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