Resurgent Spanish Christian 1050 -1300AD

Beaten back against the Pyrenees by waves of Arab and African invasion the Spanish Kingdoms of Aragon, Castile, Navarre and Leon began to push back the encroaching enemy in what was one of the most colourful and protracted struggles in history. The various peoples intermixed so thoroughly that it was all too possible to have a mail-clad swarthy Christian king opposed by a fair skin, red-haired Muslim Emir.

Christian armies relied heavily on cavalry of which the mainstay was the mailed warrior. These were supported by Ginetes (Aragon) a famous Light cavalry armed with javelins and shields and others, probably mercenaries armed with bows. Foot troops could vary from City Militia, to hardy mountaineers, to Mudejar mercenaries. The crossbow was adopted early on and became a favoured weapon by both sides in the struggle. Although some historians believe the Spanish infantry was poorly equipped, enough art of the time exists to justify making at least a relevant percentage of well-equipped troops (Infantas) possible.

td> Cost
Era: Age of Chivalry   Resurgent Spanish Christian
1050 -1300AD
CR: H: 4 L: 4   BP: 2 Init: 6
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
2 HC Hidalgos Key 5[1]0 1 Lances 11
1 HC Caballeros Key 4[0]0 1 Lances 10
3 LC Ginetes Key 2[0]0 1 Javelins 7
1 SI Mudejar   2[1]1 2 X-bow 2
2 HC Hidalgos Key 5[1]0 1 Lances 11
2 HC Caballeros Key 4[0]0 1 Lances 10
2 LC Ginetes Key 2[0]0 1 Javelins 7
1 LC Mercenaries Key 1[0]0 1 Bows 6
2 LHI Aragonese Bidetes Key 4[1]2 1 Javelins 7
2 FT Infantas/Holy Orders* Key 6[1]1 1 Spears 8
4 FT Civic Militia* Key 5[1]1 1 Spears 6
2 KN Hidalgo/Holy Brethren** Key 6[2]0 2 Lances 15
2 FT Crossbowmen Key 4[1]1 1 X-bows 6
2 LI Almughavar   4[1]2 1 Javelins 7
2 SI Mudejar/Mountaineers   3[1]2 2 Javelins 2
4 SI Mudejar/Militia   2[1]1 2 X-bows 2
2 SI Mudejar   2[1]1 2 Bows 2
1 SI Mudejar   3[1]2 2 Slings 2


Core: 1GR

Bonus: (3 Max) 3GR; 1SH; 1W; 1SH; 1RG


* Only four choices maximum may be taken from these two lines.

** If any KN are selected then at least 1 Infanta FT and 1 Civic Militia Crossbow unit must be bought.

The absence of a (d) indicator is deliberate. The Spanish habitually fought mounted and would have had a demoralising effect on the infantry if they dismounted by units. Such individuals who dismounted to lead formations (eg, Freyles with Holy Orders FT) are already factored into infantry unit strengths.

Armies for the Almoravide period cannot have KN choices and the Infanta will be counted as the foot retinue of a monarch or El Cid's retinue foot soldiers

NB. As this army straddles the division between the Triumph of Cavalry era and the Age of Chivalry era, it may fight in either era. If any KN are selected, this list must be used in the Age of Chivalry and not in the Triumph of Cavalry.

List Author: Luxor