At least one modern theory of the development of a nomadic culture in the areas to the north and west of the core area of China postulates a linear evolution from a primarily agrarian life style to a nomadic life style with a mixed culture during the evolutionary period to a purely nomadic life style. The theory appears well supported by both archeology and some Chinese sources. This represents the evolving culture late in the process after the substitution of cavalry for chariotry for use in warfare although chariotry continued to have a prestige value.
|Era: Antiquity|| ||Lower Hsia-chia-tien (800-300 B.C.)||CR: H: 2 L: 5|| ||BP: 2||Init: 5|
|4||LI||Sedentary tribesmen**|| ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||7|
|4||SI||Youth/servile tribesmen|| ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||2|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 SH, 1 RG, 1 W
*FV 1(0)0 Pastoral Nomads must outnumber FV 2(0)0 Pastoral Nomads by at least three to two.
** Sedentary tribesmen include hunters, farmers, miners, metallurgists and others who occupied reasonably fixed places of abode. Bonus Pastoral Nomads must outnumber Bonus Sedentary tribesmen by at least three to two.
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List Author: Subodai Bahadur