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 early in the process before the complete substitution of cavalry for chariotry for use in warfare.
|Era: Biblical|| ||Upper Hsia-chia-tien (1100 B.C.-800 B.C.)||CR: H: 1 L: 6|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|
|4||LCh||Early Pastoral Nomads*||X||2(0)0||+1||Various/bows||32|
|2||LI||Sedentary tribesmen|| ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||14|
|2||SI||Youth/servile tribesmen|| ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||4|
|4||LCh||Early Pastoral Nomads*||X||2(0)0||+1||Various/bows||8|
|4||LI||Sedentary tribesmen|| ||4(1)2||+1||Javelins||7|
|3||SI||Youth/servile tribesmen|| ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||2|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 SH, 1 RG, 1 W
*LCh Early Pastoral Nomads must outnumber FV 1(0)0 LC Pastoral Nomads by at least three to two. The total of both types of Pastoral Nomads must outnumber Tribal Aristocrats by at least three to two. Tribal aristocrats should be understood as wealthier or more influential tribesmen rather than necessarily as a hereditary aristocracy.
** Sedentary tribesmen include hunters, farmers, miners, metallurgists and others who occupied reasonably fixed places of abode.
SI and LI may not provide support to chariots or LC in this list as there is no evidence that they did so historically.
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Last edited 14 May 2005: corrected the cost for the Core SI.
List Author: Subodai Bahadur