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Author Topic: My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight  (Read 1625 times)

Offline Kommando_J

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My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight
« on: August 07, 2016, 05:39:25 PM »
Tempted by the aventine Etruscan minis after seeing this thread (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=83399.0) I decided to do some research.

I found that a raiding party like Mad Doc Morris had done would be suitable from before the 5th century until the 3rd century, while Etruscans made use of hoplite armour this was in most cases a symbol of status(making MDM's Poplios more accurate than he realized) and in fact phalanx tactics in the Greek style quite possibly were not utilized but a much looser formation was used with warriors rushing forward in a looser fashion.

Reuse of serviceable equipment as well as evidence of Etruscan nobles providing their clients/foot troops with armour means a wide variety of styles is theoretically possible.


See this page for sources: http://www.romanarmytalk.com/thread-21570.html

Etruscans made use of and acted as mercenaries for other tribes and nations so mixing celts/gauls is possible and it is also possible to see Etruscans operating in Greece as mercenaries/refugees of later Roman rule.

See this page for source; https://periklisdeligiannis.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/etruscan-warfare-army-organization-and-tactics-part-ii/

All in all Etruscans make for a varied warband that can be anything from skirmish sized up to a sizable army.







Offline commissarmoody

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Re: My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 09:00:51 PM »
Lots of very useful information in this post.  I had completely forgotten about that range of Etruscans.
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Offline Kommando_J

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Re: My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 12:48:59 AM »
It's a lovely range, forgot to mention some of the info on equipment I got from the osprey centurion book.

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Re: My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 02:30:29 AM »
Bookmarked so I can see updates.
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Offline commissarmoody

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Re: My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 11:32:29 PM »
Looking at someone those guys,  I am thinking they mightbwork out pretty good for a ruin quest seting

Offline Kommando_J

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Re: My Findings concerning Etruscans and how they fight
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 02:36:34 PM »
Indeed, their is a nce mix of Greek/Roman stylings, not all fantasy settings have to be stereotypical medieval knights.

 

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