This is an attempt to simulate the Mongol army that united the steppes under Temujin Khan, invaded Korea, conquered Khwarishmia, devastated Northern China, raided through the Middle East and back through Russia crushing all resistance on the way and returned to subjugate the Russian principalities.
|Era: Age of Chivalry|| ||Chingissid Mongol||CR: H: 3 L: 5|| ||BP: 2||Init: 8|
|2||LC(d)||Irged or Arad*||Key||2(0)0||+1||Various/bows||8|
|1||LC(d)||Kharc or recently assimilated nomads*||Key||1(0)0||+1||Various/bows||6|
|1||HC(d!)||Nokhor or Darkhad||Key||5(1)0||+2||Lance/bows||15|
|8||LC(d)||Irged or Arad*||Key||2(0)0||+1||Various/bows||8|
|8||LC(d)||Kharc or recently assimilated nomads*||Key||1(0)0||+1||Various/bows||6|
|O|| ||Chinese Bo'ol|| || || || || |
|2||FT||Chinese**||Key||5(1)0||+1||Various/bows or X-bows***||8|
|2||SI||Chinese|| ||2(1)1||+2||Bows or X-bows***||2|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 SH, 1 RG
Core: 92 Bonus: 205
*LC(d) dismount as SI with a BP of 2, an FV of 2(1)1, a Prot of +2, and are armed with a bow with an 18 inch range. When dismounted they have the same arc of fire as foot bows despite retaining the shorter range of mounted bows. Dismounted LC remain key units. Dismounted LC function as SI in all respects and are subject to dispersal and missile drop off.
**If any Chinese FT or SI are bought, all Chinese FT and SI must be bought.
***There are varying hypotheses regarding whether or not later Sung infantry were armed with bows or crossbows. The majority opinion is that they were primarily armed with bows with an occasional crossbow unit. A strong and vocal minority espouses crossbows. It seems to me that there were probably units of both from the manuals quoted by Stephen Selby in Chinese Archery. However, I have left the option open for a player to adopt any of the current hypotheses.
No more than one in three mounted units that are permitted to dismount may do so at any one time. i.e. one in three LC may dismount, one in three Mongol HC may dismount. The ratio is calculated based upon the actual number of mounted units permitted to dismount in the army selected from the list and not on the number of such units in the entire list.
I paid attention to the number of FV 5 HC with bows. I think that the army deserves two such units due to the presence of guard units, mangudai, and dedicated melee cavalry with differentiated weapons and armor. (Well, differentiated weapons and armor if the popular 40% heavy and wave attack theory is correct.)
List Author: Subodai Bahadur