This list covers the armies of Poland from the dominance of the Poles over the other Slavic tribes in the mid 900's AD, through the establishment of the Kingdom of Poland in 1025 AD (King Boleslaus I recognized as King of Poland by Holy Roman Emperor) until Poland fragmented in the mid 1100s AD. Poland differed from other Slavic Kingdoms, with the notable exception of Bohemia which it annexed in the 11th Century, in that Poland increasingly oriented itself to the West. This trend would continue until the Mongol conquests. Poland was a cosmopolitan Kingdom where military influences from the Frankish West and Russian East mixed with existing Slavic and Turkic military styles to form a unique Polish Kingdom, culture and military style.
|Era: Triumph of Cavalry 950-1175 A.D.||Early Kingdom of Poland||CR: H: 3 L: 4|| ||BP: 2||Init: 5|| || |
|2||SI|| || ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||4|
|1||SI|| || ||2(1)1||+2||Bows||2|
|2||LI|| || ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||7|
|2||SI|| || ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||2|
|1||SI|| || ||3(1)2||+2||Slings||2|
|2||SI|| || ||2(1)1||+2||Bows||2|
|2||HC||German mercenaries (d)*||X||5(1)0||+1||Lances||11|
|1||FT||Rus Nobles **||X||7(1)2||+2||Various||12|
|1||HC||Asiatic Nobles ***||X||5(1)0||+1||Various/bows||14|
|2||LC||Asiatic horse archers||X||1(0)0||+1||Bows||6|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: Max. 3: 2 GR, 1 RG, 1 W
Polish Cavalry are not subject to Obligatory Charge.
*If any Germans are bought, both units must be bought. Germans may not be used with Rus.
**If any Rus are bought, all must be bought. Rus may form Shieldwall. Rus may not be used with Germans.
***Asiatics represent any of the possible allies/mercenaries of Turkic extraction found in Polish armies (Magyars/Hungarians, Cumans, Pechenegs, etc.). If any Asiatics are bought, all must be bought.
List Author: Ben Checota