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Player List Date List Book comments Fear factor
Jacques Wilputte Nikephorian Byzantine 1034 CE Byzantium Either hard charging or tough shooting, either way a tough, but often small, army.  If you can defang the chargers, the shooters become a lot less tough. 7
Philip Powell Ottoman Turkish 1450 CE House of Osman terrifying bowmen and lots of manouevarable stuff.  Stop them from working together by inserting something nasty inbetween their tugs. 6
Paul Cummins Later Medieval Polish 1514 CE Ostiedlung Medieval horse archer and knights in some sort of combination, with the possiblity of WWGs and infantry.  Try not to get spread out 6
Will Denham Hausa Kingdoms 1450 CE Africa Fighty cav and camels with some infantry support.  An unsual army, but not an odd structure.  Try not to get run over, and then pick on units that are out of place. 5
Mark Hargrave Sengoku Japanese 1550 CE Land of the Samurai Like most samurai - horrible to face if you are on a horse, a lot less scary if you are decent foot 6
Richard Jeffrey-Cook Mitanni 1460 BCE Egypt and Hatti Prepare to be shot to pieces by things that can still actually fight 7
John Munro James IV Scots 1513 CE Italian Wars lots of tough pointy sticks.  Don’t stand in front of them 6
Lee Sanders Takeda Japanese 1570 CE Land of the Samurai Like most samurai - horrible to face if you are on a horse, a lot less scary if you are decent foot 6
Lance Flint Catalan Company in Greece 1379 CE Franokratia The most fun you can have with your trousers on…until someone shoots them.  Fast, drilled hard hitting infantry are really rather scary.  

Nope, its the Greece version, which is still fun, but bit more sane. Alot of the catalans keep their trousers on (protected) and lose some of their va va voom (become average). Still a damn fine army, but becomes a bit more sedate and considered. Still bloody lethal if you are a war wagon.

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Matthew Poole Medieval English 1450 CE Kings in the North Proto HYWEnglish.  Don’t get your horses too close. 6
Peter Entwistle Later 100 Years War English 1430 CE House of Valois Actual HYW English.  Longbow are horrible if you are on a horse.  But horses are horrible if you are a loose order bowman in the open.  If you can charge home with halfway decent horse, its good.  Until the MAAs kick in, then its horrible again. Solution...dont have a horse 7
James McMeiken Mauryan Classical Indian 180 BCE Persia, Iran and India Elephants and bow.  Fighting these guys is about getting the right toys in the right place.   6
Peter Cross Early Carthaginian 300 BCE Spain, Sicily and Africa Hoplites with bonus toys.  Make them run around a bit, then jump on the scattered units 5
Hunter Hope Bedouin Dynasties - Uqalids in Mosul 1000 CE Arabia Thousands of long spear cav.  Heavy infantry and bow are your friends here 5
Huub Stegeman Mid Republican Roman (in Asia) 189 BCE Italy Romans.  Decent infantry, not much else.  Get behind them and make them dance 5
Nik Gaukroger Sultanate of Rum 1234 CE Crusades Twang.  Pray you have enough cards to manouvere or say goodbye to your flanks 7
Matt Haywood Later Medieval Polish 1472 CE Ostiedlung Medieval horse archer and knights in some sort of combination, with the possiblity of WWGs and infantry.  Try not to get spread out 6
Robin Spence Medieval Burgundian 1432 CE House of Valois A bit of everything you might want in a medieval army.  Which makes it small.  Make it work to protect its flanks 6
Laurence Donohoe Hussite 1423 CE Ostiedlung Warwagons of doom.  Terrifying medieval panzers.  Drown them in dice (and bodies if that doesn’t work) 8
Jeremy Howison-Haworth Achaemenid Persian - Royal Army 500 BCE Persia, Iran and India An army of style and grace, somewhat neutered by recent list changes, but nothing shoots as well as these boys, and little can take the shots back as effectively.  Do not get into a missile fight with them, you will lose. 7
Raymond Duggins Later 100 Years War English 1429 CE House of Valois Actual HYW English.  Longbow are horrible if you are on a horse.  But horses are horrible if you are a loose order bowman in the open.  If you can charge home with halfway decent horse, its good.  Until the MAAs kick in, then its horrible again. Solution...dont have a horse 7
Steve Charlton Late Swiss 1476 CE Italian Wars The epitome of hard hitting, you do not want to be in front of these guys.  The flank is not much better.  They are fast and dangerous.  But like an American muscle car, they don’t turn as well as they might like.  Get behind them.  But say goodbye to your camp, nothing is saving it 8
Roger Pitfield Southern Mapuche 1537 CE South America (2020 set) So good they downgraded them and removed them from the lists.  There is a hell of a lot of them.  And they shoot.  Get in there with stonky stuff and don’t give them time to recover 6
Adrian Pitfield Early Arab Conquest 634 CE Arabia Big chonks of decent foot.  If ever an army was designed for fighting the terrifying hussites and swiss its this one.  Maneuver is not in the conquest vocabulary…use it to your advantage 7
Robert Hutton Italian States - Florence 1505 CE Italian Wars Medieval swiss army knife.  Its going to be small.  Be like the buffalo girls and go round the outside 5
Jason Broomer Mali Empire 1334 CE Africa not a clue 10
Paul Stovell Imperial Roman (Eastern) 305 CE Italy Romans.  Decent infantry, not much else.  Get behind them and make them dance

Another error of list reading thrown into focus by being drawn with them for round 1...these guys are a bit later so get all sorts of extra bonus toys like darts, and cavalry. Makes them a lot more dangerous, particularly if you were hoping to sit and shoot them. The cunning shield cover + darts combo makes them a contender for 'best missile troops on foot'. It's still a matter of trying to get behind them and then run around a bit and look scary.

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Keith Spedding Rajput Indian 650 CE India FA elephants and mounted.  Big sticks are the best way   7
Graham Klaka Early Imperial Roman 10 CE Italy Romans.  Decent infantry, not much else.  Get behind them and make them dance 5
Graham Willmott Feudal Scots 1140 CE Kings in the North Lots of choppy stuff.  If you are going to get in a head on fight, better be sure you are going to win quick or you will be ground down to a paste by big blobs of decent infantry. 5
Richard Oates Hunnic 450 CE The Balkans and Pontic Steppe Shooty cav that quite likes a punch up. If you can gang up on the unprotected guys you might get an advantage 7
Panos Papadoc Almoravid 1090 CE Reconquista Really good pointy sticks with a proper combined arms set up.  This one is down to finding your own armies specific advantage 6
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