Goths of Totila (Ostrogoths)(541 50 554 AD)

This is the Goth army of Totila. The Goth infantry had declined greatly, so they no longer have integral bows. It was primarily a force of good quality cavalry. Totila tried recruiting freed slaves but they were not a success. Moors and Isaurians came over to the Goths from Rome, largely because Justinian did not pay the army.

Sources:Procopius, Agathias

Era: Triumph of Cavalry   Goths of Totila (Ostrogoths)(541 50 554 AD) CR: H: 4 L: 3   BP: 2 Init: 6
Core
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
2 HC(d) Goths Key 5(1)0 +1 Lances 11
2 HC(d) Goths Key 4(0)0 +1 Spears/javelins 10
1 HC(d!) Ex-Romans Key 4(0)0 +1 Spear/bow 12
2 SI     2[1]1 +2 Bow 2
Bonus:
4 HC(d) Goths Key 5(1)0 +1 Lances 11
4 HC(d) Goths Key 4(0)0 +1 Spears/javelins 10
2 HC(d!) Ex-Romans Key 4(0)0 +1 Spears/bows 12
3 FT Goths Key 5(1)1 +1 Spears 6
2 WB Franks* Key 5(1)2 +1 Various 8
2 LC Moors** Key 2(0)0 +1 Various 7
2 LC Goths*** Key 2(0)0 +1 Various 7
2 LI Isaurians   4(1)2 +1 Javelins 7
3 SI Goths   2(1)1 +2 Bows 2
3 FT Slaves ** Key 3(0)0 +1 Various 4
2 SI Slaves**   3(1)2 +2 Javelins 2

Terrain:

Core: 1 GR

Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 RG, 2 W, 2 SH

Notes:

Core: 95 Bonus: 206

*These WB are BP4 move 6"

** If the Moors are bought the Slaves must be bought in their entirety.

***One may not purchase both Moor LC and Goth LC. They are mutually exclusive.

The Goth LC follow an idea sparked by discussion with Ramaja and Polemicus. These represent second line squires told off to skirmish. If they are bought only two FV4 Goth HC may be bought from the bonus list.

Ordo Link: Totilian Goths

Last Edited: 17 May 2006

List Author: Aligern