This represents the Mameluke army under Qutuz and Baibars but before the Second Battle of Homs. As such, it is not as precisely designed as a list with a more limited application. The army at Ayn Jalut is better simulated by the list in the Historical Armies section. Still, this army gave fits to the French, beat the Mongols at Ayn Jalut, beat the Later Kingdom of Jerusalem, beat the Georgians and Armenians, and won every later battle against the Mongols save one - a record without equal at the time.
|Era: Age of Chivalry|| ||Early Egyptian Mameluke (1249-1277 AD)||CR: H: 4 L: 4|| ||BP: 2||Init: 7|
|1||HC||Al halqa or Syrians||Key||4(0)0||+1||Various/bows||12|
|2||LI||Hillmen, Kurds, Daylami|| ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||7|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 3 GR, 2 SH, 1 RG
The total number of Turcoman, Chagatid, and Wafidiyya LC may not exceed the total number of Bedouin LC. The Bedouin HC may not be in the same division as the Bahri Mamelukes. Bedouin cavalry may not be in the same division as Wafidiyya or Chagatid Mongols.
In pick up games, Hillmen and Syrians should only be used against Christian Crusader types, Armenians, or Georgians. Neither Hillmen nor Syrians are available at Damietta. They may always be used in tournaments.
In pick up games, civic militia should only be used against Christian Crusader types at any time or Mongols post 1260 A.D. They may always be used in tournaments.
Mongols and Turcoman may never be used in campaigns against the al-urban in Egypt. However, the number of Bonus Bedouin LC is increased to 6 units in campaigns against the al-urban in Egypt.
Mongols may not be used before 1263.
An additional Bonus Bahri mameluke unit is available in 1249 for Mansourah/Damietta.
If any infantry are used other than civic militia, the Initiative is reduced to 6 and a 1(0)0 LC unit armed with bow costing 6 pts. is added to the Core units.
Ordo Link: Early Egyptian Mameluke
Last edited on 26 June 2007 in order to correct a typographical error. Correct Initiative is 7 -- not 6 as reflected in an earlier version.
List Author: Subodai