Henrician English - why so poor ?

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switze01
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Henrician English - why so poor ?

Post by switze01 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:37 am

Hi

I know its not going to change anything but why is this army so short of good troops -

1. Why arent they allowed superior lannsnecht - did nt henry pay enough ?
2. Why arent their reiters allowed lances - even heavy - they carried boar spears
which were one assumes designed to pierce armour - reference george gush
Also these are the WORST reiter u can have - only pistol on shooting !!
3. No heavy artillery - what about the 12 apostles he dragged across northern france
4. Why are the gentlemen pensioner gendarmes only average - there are only 2 of them
and if they represemt the knights who charged at pinkie into scottish pike blocks -
the bulleners - surely they deserve better ratings.
No point - i will only use early henrician as later is hopeless=- just interested

Steve

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Re: Henrician English - why so poor ?

Post by nikgaukroger » Tue May 24, 2011 1:02 pm

switze01 wrote:Hi

I know its not going to change anything but why is this army so short of good troops -

Fundamenatlly because we felt that as a "backwards" army it should be a bit below par.

1. Why arent they allowed superior lannsnecht - did nt henry pay enough ?

Felt right for the army.


2. Why arent their reiters allowed lances - even heavy - they carried boar spears

Basic FoG top down philosophy. If they are primarily shooters their capabilities are given to get that effect on the tabletop, if they are primarily combat troops likewise.

which were one assumes designed to pierce armour - reference george gush
Also these are the WORST reiter u can have - only pistol on shooting !!
As they were superceded this sems about right - they are a transitional troop type.


3. No heavy artillery - what about the 12 apostles he dragged across northern france

Siege train IIRC.

4. Why are the gentlemen pensioner gendarmes only average - there are only 2 of them
and if they represemt the knights who charged at pinkie into scottish pike blocks -
the bulleners - surely they deserve better ratings.

Didn't think there were any of these in this list :shock:
Nik Gaukroger

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Re: Henrician English - why so poor ?

Post by MatteoPasi » Tue May 24, 2011 2:04 pm

switze01 wrote:Hi

4. Why are the gentlemen pensioner gendarmes only average
Steve
Have you ever seen The Black Adder II ? He was the standard Henrician gentlemen pensioner .

:lol:

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