It seems to me that Bourchard Brentje's assumption that a portion of the Wu-Sun acted exclusively as the armored core of Mao-dun's armies is better expressed by hypothesizing that the better equipped retinues of the newly assimilated tribes formed that core - particularly in the light of the persistent Hsiung-nu warfare with factions of the Wu-Sun after the Wu-Sun migrated west under the K'un-mo. Moreover, ally is the wrong concept. Loosely affiliated subordinate more closely expresses the concept.
|Era: Age of Empires|| ||Hsiung-Nu with Subordinated Nomads - 80-100 A.D.*||< colspan=2> CR: H: 3 L: 6|| ||BP: 2||Init: 6|
| || ||Subordinated Nomad Allies**|| || || || || |
|4||LC||Subordinated Nomad tribesmen||Key||1(0)0||+1||Bows||6|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 SH
Core: 97 Bonus: 159
* Bourchard Brentje in his book, Arms and Armor of the Saka and Central Asian Nomads attributes Mao-dun's success against the Chinese and others to a core of armored cavalry formed by recently conquered tribes. He expressly quotes a Chinese source which says that the such tribes had bronze breastplates for their horses. These tribes would include Wu-Sun, Tung Hu, Hun-yu, Ch'iang, Ch-u-yi, Ting-ling, Ko-k'un, and Hsin-li together with small numbers of assimilated Yueh-chih although most Yueh-chih either migrated or remained hostile to the Hsiung-nu.
**There must be at least one subordinated nomad LC unit for every subordinated nomad heavy cavalry unit.
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Last Edited: 26 April 2005
List Author: Subodai