The main source for this list is a very well done article about the Norman conquest of southern Italy written by Di Giovanni Amatuccio in 1998 which offers a wide range of historical sources in the Bibliography.
Lombard duchies were by now fractured in several smaller feudal states and armies were now little more then garrison units fighting in defense of their own cities. Because of a fear of upsetting Charlemagne, the Principate of Benevento under Prince Arechi paid submission to the empire but only formally to the point of fighting off an attempted return of Adelchi helped by the Byzantines. But, in fact, until the Norman conquest, these states were independent and often at war with each other.
|Era: Triumph of Cavalry|| ||Late Lombard South Duchies 775 to 1076 AD||CR: H: 4 L: 3|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|
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|2||HC(d!)||Second Rate Tagmatics* **||K||4(1)0||+1||Lance/bow||12|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 2 RG, 2 SH
Core: 129 Bonus: 158
Since all the true Lombards are by now considered Noble and their number has decreased noticeably, they are now less prone to dismount from their horses and join their subjects so they are no longer allowed to Dismount and (d) has been removed from the Knights.
Lombard HC are not subject to the Obligatory Charge rule.
*All Norman HC are subject to Obligatory Charges.
**If any Byzantines are purchased, all must be.
Dismounted HC offer limited support to Peasants because the latter were not trained to fight side by side with other units, so Peasants CAN'T increase their FV when flanked by dismounted heavy cavalry.
(#) Squires forming core/optional selections are the same men, which can be deployed as either HC or FT. You can take Max 2 Squire HC or 2 Squire FT or a combination of both for Core and for Optional selections
(*)Since Byzantines were at war with the Normans and Arabs from Sicily, no 2nd Rate Tagmatics, Procursatores or Hyperkerastai units can be bought if any Normans or Aghlabids are bought.
List Author: Ramaja