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by Intothevalley
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

As for my earlier post on chariots - this url is what got me thinking. For as long as I have been wargaming, the whole bit of chariots crashing into a line of steel points never "felt" right - horses aren't that witless: http://warandgame.blogspot.com/2008/02/chariot-tactics-in-bronze-age.html Inte...
by Intothevalley
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

Since I had posted a list suggestion earlier which included a Heavy Weapon unit. I wouldn't mind dagger-axes/ji being classed as heavy weapon - they look quite good, especially cancelling the armour POA in melee. Of course we're still in the dark about how these weapons were used, and how usage cha...
by Intothevalley
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

hmm.. I wonder about the [Cv] Lance. From my reading Han Cav didn't just try and change all the time but waited for the opposition to be softened up first which would make Light Spear be a better representation. Perhaps when they developed "cataphract" cav later Lance might be an option... Just my ...
by Intothevalley
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

But as a point of clarification, the Chinese "ji" or dagger-axe was NOT a halbard - it had a point and was used as a spear versus infantry or horse, but the dagger part was a curved hook not an axe head as on a halbard. It was used to unhorse enemy cav by hooking the rider, then dispatching said en...
by Intothevalley
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

Here's my stab at a list (with a big nod to Fugu for starting this): ----------------------------------------------------------- Western Han Chinese Army Territory: Agricultural, Developed, Hilly, Mountain Cavalry (8-24 Bases): Cv, Protected, Average, Drilled, Lance, Swordsmen @10 pts, 4-6 bases/BG ...
by Intothevalley
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

I would note that in discussions about the DBMM lists on various Yahoo groups Duncan Head and others have posted information that suggests that a lot of Chinese infantry with spears, etc. would be better represented in FoG as MF rather than HF :shock: I recall that this was part of a more general a...
by Intothevalley
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Han
Replies: 57
Views: 9731

I'm reading this thread with interest as I have mostly Chinese armies in my 15mm ancients collection. I think most of the things suggested seem sensible, but I'd like to comment on a few things: 1) If the change of Chinese infantry from HF to MF is accepted, it will turn Chinese armies from some of ...

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