The Nubians

3000-750 BC

 

 

NUBIAN ARMY LIST

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1 Warband
*2 Skirmish
*3 Portents

Warriors. These are Nubians armed with short spears and/or javelins and carrying shields—Nubians armed in this fashion served in the Egyptian armies and would have formed the hard-fighting core of Nubian forces.

Archers. The inclusion of archer units is speculative but allows for the possibility of Nubians having learned the usefulness of units of well-coordinated archers from  the Egyptian neighbours who made great use of the tactic.

Skirmishers. The majority of Nubians fought as bow-armed skirmish type infantry.

Bodyguard. These are the best and most experienced veterans in the army. Regardless of the army size a single unit of Warriors can be upgraded to Bodyguard with the stats shown at a cost of +10 points (45 points total).

Chariot Mount. After the general adoption of the chariot circa 1500BC any Nubian Commanders can be so mounted at a cost of +10 per Commander. A Commander riding a chariot gains an addition +1A as noted (i.e. General +3, Chieftain +2, and Hero +4 in total).

Hero. Regardless of the size of the army a single Chieftain can be upgraded to a Hero with stats as shown—ie with +3 Attacks rather than the usual +1. This cost +10 points (40 total). A Hero can also ride a Chariot Mount for a further +1-points as noted above. This reflects the importance that many bronze-age cultures placed on the role of heroes to lead and inspire their followers.

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.

 

 

 

 

Troop

Type

Attack

Range

Hits

Armour

Cmnd

Unit

Size

Min/

Max

Points

Notes

Warriors

Infantry

3

-

3

-

-

3

2/6

35

*1

Archers

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/4

40

 

Skirmishers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

12/-

30

*1,2

General

General

+2

-

-

-

8

1

1

100

 

Chieftain

Subordinate

+1

-

-

-

7

1

1/3

30

 

OPTIONS

The following upgrades are available to the Nubian army. Note that the Chariot mount for Commanders is available only after the introduction of the chariot after circa 1500 BC. See the accompanying description for details.

Bodyguard

Infantry

4

-

3

-

-

3

-/1max

+10

*1

Chariot Mount

Mount

+1

-

-

-

-

1

Any

+10

 

Hero

Subordinate

+3

-

-

-

7

1

-/1

+10

 

Portents

Re-roll General’s Command

1

+10

*3