This list represents the Shang (Yin) Dynasty from its formal inception as a recognizable kingdom until its ultimate defeat by the Chou (Zhou). The list may also be used for contemporary Chinese kingdoms neighboring the Shang without elephants or heavy chariots (H4CH).
|Era: Biblical 1500 B.C. to 1027 B.C.||Shang Chinese (Yin) 1500 BC to 1027 BC||CR: H: 4 L: 3|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|| || |
|2||M2CH||Medium 2 horse chariots||K||4(1)0||+1||Various/bows||24|
|2||SI|| || ||2(1)1||+2||Bows||4|
|2||H4CH||Four horse heavy chariot*||K||5(1)0||+1||Various||11|
|4||M2CH||Two horse medium chariot||K||4(1)0||+1||Various/bows||12|
|2||SI|| || ||2(1)1||+2||Bows||2|
|3||LC||Horse Nomads**|| ||1(0)0||+1||Bows||6|
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|2||L2Ch||Barbarian Light 2 horse chariot***||K||2(0)0||+1||Various/Bows||8|
|1||WB||Barbarian WB ***||K||5(1)3||+1||Dagger-axe||6|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: 2 Max.: 2 GR, 1 SH, 2 RG, 1 W
Infantry not armed with bow are listed as armed with spear. They could also be armed with the halberd like dagger axe with no change in points cost or the army list.
Elephants were native to Central China in the early period of its history and were mentioned in struggles in the south.
Two horse chariots were often depicted with three crew members. They are, therefore, considered medium rather than light chariots.
*Heavy chariots were a very late development. They may not be used with elephants. Additionally, if any H4Ch are bought, then only 2 bonus M2Ch may be bought.
**Horse nomads represent the mounted bowmen to the north of the Shang. If any horse nomads are bought, all must be bought. Horse nomads may not be used with elephants or barbarians.
***If any barbarians are bought, at least 20 points must be spent on barbarians. Barbarians may not be used with horse nomads. All Barbarian WB are BP 3, move 9 inches.
Ordo Link: There is no dedicated thread to the Shang Chinese list. Some information may be found by searching the New Army Submissions Thread, or by using the Search function located on the main Ordo page
Author: Blue Duck