The Thracians

c500-300 BC

 

 

 

THRACIAN LIST

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1             Warband
*2             Skirmishers

Warriors.  Thracians were fierce fighters who fought in comparatively dense formations and are therefore considered warband. They carry spears, shields, javelins and might be armed with knives or swords if they are lucky.

Nobles. These are the best equipped of the Thracians and we have treated then as the most aggressive and dangerous. Some Thracians carried weapons with long, curving blades which may have been similar to the Dacian flax of later times. These are known as rhomphaia and came in single-handed and double handed versions.

Skirmishers. The usual slingers and javelin armed troops.

Cavalry. These are javelin armed skirmishing cavalry.

Peltasts. The Thracians whom lived in more mountainous terrain developed hit-and-run tactics and would often ambush their enemies, exploiting their greater mobility and familiarity with the landscape. 

Light Cavalry. Some Thracians lives in areas more conducive to raising horses and were able to deploy some numbers of horsemen.

Noble Cavalry. These are the best equipped of the mounted arm, wearing some armour and carrying a spear or javelins.

Horse Archers.  Up to a maximum of 1 unit of Light Cavalry can be regraded as a Horse Archer at no extra cost. Note that this is a maximum of 1 unit regardless of army size.

Portents. The general can be upgraded to have the Portents special ability allowing 1 re-roll of a failed command at an additional cost of +10 points.

 

 

Troop

Type

Attack

Range

Hits

Armour

Cmnd

Unit

Size

Min/

Max

Points

Notes

Warriors

Infantry

3

15

3

-

-

3

8/-

40

*1

Nobles

Infantry

4

-

3

6+

-

3

-/4

55

*1

Skirmishers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/4

30

*1, 2

Cavalry

Cavalry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

40

*2

General

General

+2

-

-

-

8

1

1

100

 

Tribal Chieftain

Subordinate

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

40

 

Tribal Chieftain

Subordinate

+1

-

-

-

7

1

30

30

 

Portents

Re-roll General’s command

1

+10

 

OPTION—HILL TRIBES

Two sets of options are available consisting of additional troop choices either for Hill Tribes or for Lowland Tribes. The following option are available for Hill Tribes.

Peltasts

Infantry

2

15

3

-

-

3

-/6

40

*1, 2

OPTION—LOWLAND TRIBES

Two sets of options are available consisting of additional troop choices either for Hill Tribes or for Lowland Tribes. The following option are available for Lowland Tribes.

Light Cavalry

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

-/4

60

*2

Noble Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/1

80

 

Horse Archers

Cavalry

1

30

3

-

-

3

-/1max

Free

*2