ERA: Triumph of Cavalry

Scots-Irish 100AD-843AD

CR: H4: L:3

 

BP: 2

INIT: 4

 

 

Core

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Type

Key

FV

Missile Prot.

Weapon

Cost

2

WB Nobles

Key 

5[1]3

+1

Various

 

8

WB Warriors

Key 

4[1]2

+1

Various

 

2

LI Low Class Warriors

 

4[1]2

+1

Javelins

 

3

SI  

 

3[1]2

+2

Javelins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

WB* Hounds of Ulster

Key 

5[1]3 

+1

Various

6

2

WB Hostages

Key

5[1]3

+1

Various

6

10

WB Warriors

Key

4[1]2

+1

Javelins

4

2

LI Low Class Warriors

 

4[1]2

+1

Javelins

7

4

MCh Nobility

Key

4[1]0

+1

Various

10

3

SI

 

3[1]2

+2

Javelin

2

2

SI

 

3[1]2

+2

Slings

2

1

SI

 

2[1]1

+2

Bows

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Terrain: 1RG

Bonus Terrain: (5MAX.)

4GR, 1RG, 2Wood

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Core WB may deploy in Flank Zones. All WB are BP 3, Move 9 inches.

This list represents the Scots-Irish from possible contact with the early Imperial Romans in the second or even first Century until their final amalgamation with the Picts to form the early Scottish Kingdom under Kenneth MacAlpin in 843 AD.

The Scots-Irish are depicted as mad-charging warriors in a continuation of the classic Celtic style.

*Hounds of Ulster may not break-off.

The Scots-Irish were organized in a series of petty kingdoms, and the greater of these might maintain the sons of other petty chiefs and kings to ensure their loyalty, or as part of cultural tradition. These Royal 'Hostagesí were cared for by the King and often took the field in his support.

Chariots are mentioned frequently, especially in heroic combat. The Scots-Irish maintained the use of chariots longer than even the Picts. However, they seem to have fallen out of favor toward the end of the period. Raiding armies usually did not take chariots; hence they are included in the bonus list only. M2CH should not be used after the sixth century. In tournaments they may always be used.