This list covers the Lombard armies of the Duchies of Spoleto and Benvento as well as the smaller Italo-Lombard "states" in southern Italy. The Duchies were the remnants of Lombard power from the fall of the northern province of Lombardy to the Franks in 774 AD until their ultimate dissolution by the Normans and Byzantines in the 11th Century AD. The death blow to the Lombard presence in Italy was dealt by the Siculo-Normans when they conquered Salerno in 1076 AD.
|Era: Triumph of Cavalry|| ||Later Italo Lombard 774 to 1076 A.D.||CR: H: 3 L: 3|| ||BP: 2||Init: 5|
|2||HC (d)||Lombard Gastaldi||X||5(0)0||+1||Lance||11|
|2||FT||Italian Urban Militia||X||5(1)1||+1||Spears||6|
|4||FT||Italian Rural Militia||X||4(1)1||+1||Various||4|
|2||LI||Italian Mercenaries|| ||4(1)2||+1||Crossbows||8|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 2 SH, 1 RG
Core: 97 Bonus: 302
All Lombard HC is subject to Obligatory Charge. Italian HC is not.
Only one-third of the bonus points may be spent on mercenary or allied units (crossbows, Magyars, Normans, Aghlabids or Franks).
If any Magyars are purchased, then all must be purchased. If any Magyars are purchased, then only 2 Frankish HC may be purchased. If any Magyars are purchased, then no Normans, Aghlabids or crossbowmen may be purchased.
For each Aghlabid HC that is purchased, one FT must be purchased. Aghlabids may not be used with Magyars or Franks. Aghlabid HC is not subject to Obligatory Charge.
Any or all Normans may be purchased. If any Normans are purchased then no Magyars or Franks may be purchased. Norman HC is subject to Obligatory Charge.
(1.) In The Lombards by Neil Christie, the Lombards are described as being quickly absorbed by the Italian population in "mannerisms and language." They are still a minority of the population. Italians are described as participating in battles in their own divisions on two occasions and merged on several others. Italians are described as "timid" (granted, this is in the context of the very aggressive Lombards, but for this reason, they are not forced to charge while all Lombards are).
(2.) LI crossbows are not native, but for the most part mercenaries that are described as being used against the Muslims (who were apparently not fond of them). They were Northern Italians, often ship crews. Although I am sure there were probably some poorer urban X-Bows (maybe SI 2  1), I can't prove it, so none were added.
(3.) Normans were available throughout southern Italy as mercenaries well before they began to colonize. They fought for and against almost all of the players in the region in every imaginable combination (Lombards, Papal, Byzantine, rebel Campanians, rebel Apulians, etc.). As such, any combination is allowed.
List Author: Blue Duck