This list represents the Saxons of continental Europe from the adoption of denser, heavy infantry formations until the wider use of cavalry. The Saxons of the continent continued to rely on good, close order foot far longer than their Frankish cousins in Europe and nobles continued to ride to battle but dismount to fight. This may have been due to their isolation on the fringes of what was then Western Germany, their proximity to the Danes who also maintained a strong predilection for infantry or the dense and wooded nature of their terrain. At any rate, the Saxons took to heavy cavalry tactics later than their neighbors, and at the close of this period, still had a strong infantry component. The Saxons fought near continual wars with the Slavs and Prussians on their borders. Saxons served as enemies and allies of the Armorici, Merovingians, Carolingians and later Franks.
|Era: Triumph of Cavalry|| ||Continental Saxon c. 600 AD - 1150 AD||CR: H: 4 L: 2|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|
|2||FT||Nobles||Key||6  2||+2||Various||20|
|6||FT||Freemen||Key||5  2||+1||Various||42|
|1||SI|| || ||3  2||+2||Javelins||2|
|2||FT||Nobles||Key||6  2||+2||Various||10|
|10||FT||Freemen||Key||5  2||+1||Various||7|
|4||FT||Indentured men||Key||4  1||+1||Various||5|
|2||SI|| || ||3  2||+2||Javelins||2|
|1||SI|| || ||3  2||+2||Slings||2|
|1||SI|| || ||2  1||+2||Bows||2|
|2||HC||(d) Germans or Franks*||Key||5  0||+1||Lances||11|
|1||HC||(d) Saxons**||Key||5  0||+1||Lances||11|
|1||HC||(d) Saxons**||Key||4  0||+1||Lances||9|
|2||LC||Slavs***||Key||2  0||+1||Javelins||7|
|4||LI||Slavs***|| ||4  2||+1||Javelins||7|
|2||SI||Slavs***|| ||3  2||+2||Javelins||2|
Core: 1 W
Bonus: (5 max): 2 GR, 1 RG, 3 W
All Saxon FT may form Shieldwall.
No additional Noble FT should be allowed prior to 800 AD. In tournaments they may be used unless excluded by special rules.
* If any Germans or Franks are bought, both must be bought. Germans and Franks are subject to Obligatory Charge. If Germans or Franks are bought, only one half of each Slav troop type may be bought. Germans and Franks should not be used before 800 AD. In tournaments they may always be used.
** If any Saxon HC is bought, no additional Noble FT may be bought and only 4 additional Freemen FT may be bought.
*** As many Slavs may be bought as desired. However, if any Germans or Franks are bought, only one half of each Slav troop type may be bought.
This army may fight in the Triumph of Cavalry and barely qualifies for the Age of Chivalry eras.
Ordo Link: See the New Dark Age British and Saxon and Viking threads.
Last Edited: 01 August 2005
List Author: Ben Checota