This is the Hyperborean army of the Hyborian Age as depicted in the narrative histories of Robert E. Howard.
|Fantasy|| ||Hyperborea||CR: H: 4 L: 4|| ||BP: 2||Init: 5|
|2||Levy||Slave Levy|| ||3(0)0||+0||Various||4|
|1||LI||Light Infantry|| ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||7|
|4||Levy||Slave Levy|| ||3(0)0||0||Various||4|
|3||LI||Light Infantry|| ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||7|
|2||LC||Light Cavalry|| ||2(0)0||+1||Various/bows||8|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 2 GR, 2 RG, 1 W
Core: 97 Bonus: 141
All FT may form Shieldwall as per Sec. 7.8.6
Hyperborea was a witch-haunted, non-Hyborian realm, to the north-east of the Hyborian kingdoms. The inhabitants were described as tall, black-haired, and pale skinned. Their settlements were surrounded by cyclopean stone walls.
The Noble Foot, Foot, and Host were social and economic groupings within free Hyperborean society. Hence they are all able to form Shieldwall. The Slave Levy were expended with little regard for cost and tended to be used as 'blocks' to hold up an enemies' advance.
I have based this army list on the Slavs and the Rus.
Mammoth riders are attested in both O'Connor and Stelzer. Again, if players are uncomfortable with the concept of mammoth riders, an extra unit, each, of Foot and Host may be substituted instead.
Hyperborea was allied with the Western Free Companies (though without Shemites).
The Hyperborean banner was a hand, palm out, fingers closed, on a dark field (the colour of which depended on the General).
List Author: David