The Traditional Irish list represents the Irish from the decline of heroic chariotry until the ascendancy of the Galloglaich as the dominant force in Irish Warfare, roughly 600-1200 AD. These were the Irish who lived on the fringes of the more settled Irish areas (be they Scots-Irish, Norse-Irish or Vikings in Ireland). It also represents the Irish as they existed prior to the Viking invasions and in those areas with limited contact with Vikings or access to their equipment. Armor was in short supply even among the Nobles. The Irish relied heavily on ambush and are described as 'making a mad rush, showering the enemy with missiles and retiring.' The Vikings certainly thought of them as cowardly and beneath contempt. Gall Gael or Wild Irish Warbands represent Hiberno-Norse half-breeds, outcasts and the like who plagued Ireland at this time. Lastly, heavy darts are treated as javelins.
|Era: Triumph of Cavalry|| ||Dark Ages Traditional Irish||CR: H: 1 L: 6|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|
|2||LHI||Nobles/Retainers||Key||5  2||+1||Darts/Javelins||18|
|6||LHI||Bonnachts||Key||4  2||+1||Darts/Javelins||42|
|3||SI||Kern||Key||3  2||+2||Darts/Javelins||6|
|2||LHI||Nobles/Retainers*||Key||5  2||+1||Darts/Javelins||9|
|10||LHI||Bonnachts||Key||4  2||+1||Darts/Javelins||7|
|5||SI||Kern|| ||3  2||+2||Darts/Javelins||2|
|2||SI||Kern|| ||3  2||+2||Slings||2|
|2||SI||Kern|| ||2  1||+2||Bows||2|
|2||WB||Gall Gael/Wild Irish|| ||4  2||+1||Various||4|
|1||FT||Viking Huscarls**||Key||7  2||+2||Various||12|
|2||FT||Viking Bondi**||Key||5  2||+1||Various||7|
|2||FT||Norse-Irish Nobles***||Key||6  2||+2||Various||10|
|4||FT||Norse-Irish Bonnachts***||Key||5  1||+1||Various||7|
|1||HC||(d) Normans****||Key||5  0||+1||Lances||11|
|2||FT||(d) Normans****||Key||5  1||+1||Various||6|
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Core: 1 W
Bonus: (5 max): 3 GR, 3 RG, 3 W
WB are BP 3, move 9 inches. WB are subject to obligatory charge and may break off.
Irish Nobles represent the better armed Nobles themselves and their retainers, usually the veteran armies of the 'clan.'
**If any Vikings are bought, all must be bought. Vikings may not be used with Norse-Irish or Normans. If Vikings are bought, then no additional Nobles may be bought. Viking FT may form Shieldwall.
***Any or all Norse-Irish may be bought. Norse-Irish may not be used with Vikings or Normans. If any Norse-Irish are bought, then no additional Nobles may be bought. Norse-Irish FT may form Shieldwall.
****If any Normans are bought, all must be bought. Norman HC is subject to Obligatory Charge. Normans may not be used with Vikings or Norse-Irish. If Normans are bought then no additional Nobles may be bought.
Ordo Link: Traditional Irish
Last Edited: 18 May 2005
List Author: Ben Checota