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khurasan_miniatures
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Romanian Franks?

Post by khurasan_miniatures » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:28 pm

What's the general opinion on this army? Is it any good? How is the army best bought?

Note I am just asking as a gamer, I'm not going to make them. Thanks!

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Post by ethan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:50 pm

I like the Catalan ally to go along with 3 BGs of knights. The Drilled Byzantine cavalry are a bit dodgy but might provide some useful maneuver on the flanks if kept away from anything dangerous. Take some LF xbows to put in fron the kngihts and I like some MF xbows to cover (and often die) on one flank.

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Post by expendablecinc » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:58 pm

Awesome army.

colourful history
playability (as good as knight armies get)
lots of options
and "lord geoffrey's fancy" by Alfred Duggan
lots of variety through various ally options

They do well on the table as well.

Heaps of great figures for them.
Mirliton and Legio Heroica

from a modelling perspective you can incorporate heraldry from all over christian europe

Anthony
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Post by Amra » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:36 pm

Sorry , which book is this ?

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Post by Mehrunes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:41 pm

I think their FoG name is Latin Greece.

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Book: Swords and Scimitars

Post by expendablecinc » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:08 am

Amra wrote:Sorry , which book is this ?
Book: Swords and Scimitars

Romanian frank (in DBx) = Latin Greek in (Fog)
Otherwise known as 4th Crusade (and the following period of occupation)
Anthony
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Post by Amra » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:07 am

Ah thanks . I have purged my DBx files from my memory ....

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Post by BlackPrince » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:33 am

I am not sure if I think the Latin Greece is as good as it gets for Knight armies, personally the Spanish Knight and the Catalan company armies are better. Though the Latin Greece has one interesting option;
4xTC
52x LF poor bw
20x KN superior, hvy armoured lance
equals approximately 800pts.
Keith

It was better to leave disputing about the faith to the theologians and just run argumentative non-believers through with the sword (Louis IX).

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Post by azrael86 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:07 pm

Maybe not necessarily THE best, but up there. Compared to the other lists:

Plenty of Knights (unlike the Company)
Drilled almughavars (unlike many spanish lists)
bow armed LH - better than the spanish equivalents
the greek cav are also interesting, albeit difficult to use well.

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Post by expendablecinc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:12 am

azrael86 wrote:Maybe not necessarily THE best, but up there. Compared to the other lists:

Plenty of Knights (unlike the Company)
Drilled almughavars (unlike many spanish lists)
bow armed LH - better than the spanish equivalents
the greek cav are also interesting, albeit difficult to use well.
I am taking Latin Greeks to the Worlds in Wellington. Unfortunately however, for all the talk of good and bad armies, who is in the driving chair is probably the most significant factor. Anyway I will try and remember to take pics fior a writeup.
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