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Hotbirt

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Some general questions / Longbows
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:45:35 PM »
Hello gents,

I have three questions for you. I am really new to the rules.

1) As far as I can tell the Later 100 years war English can only have 6 bases of independent MAA?
2) If you want some more dependable infantry you can only pick Billmen?
3) Am I right in thinking that Longbowmen shoot with BLACK dice at Dismounted MAA and GREEN at Mounted MAA? It seems a bit weak. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Some general questions
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 07:48:50 AM »
1) Yes - you have set me thinking that this number might be too low.
2) Depends upon what you mean by "dependable" - but I think I know what you mean....
3) Black dice on dismounted M-A-Arms if > 1BW (unless skilled - when it would be white dice).  Green at mounted M-A-Arms (not on ArmHrs and again assuming not skilled).

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Re: Some general questions
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 09:42:30 AM »
1) Yes - you have set me thinking that this number might be too low.

Rather depends at what point in time.

The Agincourt campaign had about 1:3 men-at-arms to bowmen IIRC, but by the end of the war the numbers were more like 1:5 - the number of men-at-arms fell throughout the whole of the 100YW and continued to do so afterwards.
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Re: Some general questions
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 09:49:37 AM »
Yes but does it make sense? Does the number of archers compesate for the lack of heavy foot? Havent tried them. And thats the reason i feel the power of their shooting might be a bit low for what they were known for. At least they could have a greater slowing effect if not killing potential.

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Re: Some general questions / Longbows
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 10:53:15 AM »
Too low ?  :o

Green on mounted units is too low

Vs foot it is normal on white as all other shooters