The Franks

250-700 AD

 

 

FRANKS LIST

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1             Warband
*2             Skirmish
*3             Portents

Comitatus. Professional warriors, personal followers of the King or Noblity. Their main jobs were fighting, drinking and wenching! A single unit can be upgraded to King’s Comitatus as noted below.

Warriors. Part-time fighting men mainly free-peasant farmers fighting for loot.

Skirmishers. Boys too young to fight in the battle-line sent out to harass the foe with javelins, or warriors of lower status armed with bows.

Cavalry. The wealthiest of the warriors—not yet up to the standards they later attained and which made Franckish Kinghts feared from Hastings to Jerusalem.

Portents. The player can take the portents before the battle. This allows the General to re-roll one failed Command roll once during the battle. Take the Command test again—if successful the order is issued and the General can continue giving orders if you wish.

King’s Comitatus. Regardless of your army’s size a single unit of Comitatus can be upgraded to King’s Comitatus with the stats shown.

Troop

Type

Attack

Range

Hits

Armour

Cmnd

Unit

Size

Min/

Max

Points

Notes

Comitatus

Infantry

4

-

3

5+

-

3

-/4

70

*1

Warriors

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

8/-

45

*1

Skirmishers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/3

30

*2

Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

80

 

General

General

+2

-

-

-

8

1

1

100

 

Subordinates

Sub

+1

-

-

-

8

1

1/4

40

 

OPTIONS

The following options are available for Frankish armies.

Portents

Re-roll General’s Command

1

+10

*3

King’s Comitatus

Infantry

4

-

4

5+

-

3

/1max

+10

*1