### More Restrictive Army Lists

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**Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:34 pm****Wars of Religion – additional list constraints**

Possible

**unofficial**restrictions to choices in lists. These are based on historical army compositions but the aim is that they still allow a good degree of choice for player enjoyment but restrict the existing over permissive lists in ways based on history. To stop this being too long I’m not including the reasons for the constraints (feel free to ask) – however, if something looks odd/wrong please highlight it and we can look into it. One thing to bear in mind that the constraints are somewhat generalising things and some “edge cases” will inevitably be outside what they allow.

**NB**mounted:infantry ratio restrictions are in terms of

*bases*not BGs, so armies max-ing mounted may well still have significantly more mounted BGs than infantry ones. I have done it this way as historical information is usually in terms of numbers of mounted and infantry rather than in units - for the purpose of this exercise I have assumed a base has a similar number of fighting men whether foot or mounted although this may be debatable (and is complex).

The suggestions apply to the main list only (i.e. Core and Optional Troops) and not any allied contingents nor, unless specified, to any Special Campaign lists.

**NB**views on this welcome – can anyone spot a case which will break things?

Unless stated all current bullet points on list construction still apply. Again if any seem out of place please comment.

**Later Eighty Years War Dutch**

Number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons must be at least 2x the number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Later Imperial Spanish**

Army of Flanders (including Nordlingen Special Campaign) – Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

Others - Number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons must be at least 2x the number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases.

All - For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Early 17th Century French**

Number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons must be at least 2x the number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Thirty Years War Danish**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery. This also applies to the Special Campaigns option.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Early Thirty Years War German Protestant**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Early Thirty Years War German Catholic**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Hungarian-Transylvanian**

No additional restrictions –

**issues?**

**Early Caroline English**

No additional restrictions.

**Early Thirty Years War Swedish**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Later Thirty Years War German**

Before 1635 - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

From 1635 - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed 2x the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery. Number of Determined Horse bases must exceed the number of Horse bases. Kurassiere “Only from 1635” section of Determined Horse - Total bases changed from 0-16 to 0-24.

**Check carefully as it is a bit complicated when you include the section below**

All - For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Later Thirty years War Swedish and Weimarian**

Errata needed so that bullet that says “Minima marked * only apply if any non-allied foot are used other than Musket only German infantry regiments and/or commanded shot.” says “Minima marked * only apply if any non-allied foot are used other than Dragoons, Musket only German infantry regiments and/or commanded shot.”

If * minima apply - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed 2x the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

**Thirty Years War French**

Before 1643 or Catalan War Special Campaign - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

From 1643 - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery by more than 50%.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Thirty Years War Peninsular Spanish**

Number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons must be at least 2x the number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases.

For every 2 bases of Medium or Heavy Artillery there must be at least 2 BGs of 6 or more bases of Determined Foot/ Heavy Foot/Medium Foot/Warriors or a combination of those.

**Scots Covenanter**

No additional restrictions.

**Scots Royalist**

No additional restrictions.

**Early Restoration Portuguese**

No additional restrictions.

**Confederate Irish**

No additional restrictions.

**Early English Civil War Royalist**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed 2x the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

Cornish army in 1643 Special Campaign - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.

**English Civil War Parliamentarian**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery by more than 50%.

**Later English Civil War Royalist**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed 2x the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery unless no pike bases or Medium Artillery bases are fielded –

**issues?**

**New Model Army**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery by more than 50%.

**Early Louis XIV French**

Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery by more than 50%.

Catalan War Special Campaign - Number of Mounted plus Dragoon bases cannot exceed the number of Foot bases excluding Dragoons and Artillery.