Hsiung-Nu of Mao-Dun

Era: Age of Empires   Hsiung-Nu of Mao-Dun 209 BC to 174 BC CR: H: 2 L: 6   BP: 2 Init: 7
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
1 HC Mao-Dun's Bodyguard X 5(0)0 +1 Various/bows 14
1 HC Wealthy or Experienced Cavalry X 4(0)0 +1 Various/bows 12
1 LC Nomads X 2(0)0 +1 Various/bows 8
4 LC Nomads X 1(0)0 +1 Bows 6
1 HC Allied Wu-Sun Retinue X 5(0)0 +2 Various/bows 15
9 LC Nomads X 2(0)0 +1 Various/bows 8
12 LC Nomads X 1(0)0 +1 Bows 6


Core: 1 GR

Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 SH


Core: 98 Bonus: 159

May also fight in the Age of Antiquity limited to opposing armies dated later than 300 B.C. In the Age of Antiquity, reduce the Initiative level to 6 for tournament games only. In historical play, retain the posted Initiative of 7.

Nomad LC may be ethnic Hsiung-nu, conquered tribes assimmilated into the Hsiung-nu, or allies such as the Wu-Sun.

The Wu-Sun were reputed to be very hard chargers. Some authors attribute Hsiung-nu military success to the Wu-Sun's ferocity in combat.Chinese sources report metal armor for the horses of some of the Wu-Sun.

Mao-dun trained his bodyguard to fiercely follow any and every order to the letter by ordering them to shoot and kill anything that he ordered on pain of immedate death starting with his serfs, followed by his horses, followed by his wives, and ending with his father, the Dhan-yu or tribal leader. Mao-dun then assumed leadership of the tribe after the tragic death of his father.

Ordo Link: Information on this list can be found on the general Hsiung Nu thread.

Last Edited: 26 April 2005

List Author: Subodai Bahadur