The Tibetans

c600-820 AD?

 

 

 

THE TIBETAN LIST

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1             Shock
*2             Slow
*3             Warband
*4             Fanatic
*5             Skirmish
*6             Portents
*7             Unreliable

Cataphracts. These heavily armoured cavalry carry a bow along with a lance and shield. They are effectively mounted bowmen wearing mail armour. According to their opponents, men and horses were entirely covered by mail.

Exorcists. These are warriors monks and animist sorcerers reputably armed with magical daggers!

Dismounted Cataphracts. Cataphracts occasionally fought dismounted as heavy infantry.

Spearmen. Spear armed troops carrying shields and wearing lighter armour.

Archers. Lightly armoured and mostly unarmoured troops armed with composite bows.

Himalayan Soldiers. These are levies recruited from over the Tibetan empire and fighting as skirmishers—often they were former bandits!

Mountaineers. Similar to Himalayan troops but more lightly equipped and fighting in a purely skirmishing role.

Nomad Heavy Cavalry. Turkic or Arab nomadic people fighting on armoured horses with lance, sword and possibly javelins.

Nomad Light Cavalry. Mostly horse archers.

Nepalese Infantry. Troops armed with the fearsome kukri along with a shield and javelins.

Nepalese Cavalry. Spear armed cavalry.

Nepalese Light Cavalry. These were mostly armed with bows but preferred to engage at close range.

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

Cataphracts

Cavalry

3

15

3

4+

-

3

2/-

130

*1,2

Dismounted Cataphracts

Infantry

3

30

3

5+

-

3

-/2

70

 

Exorcists

Infantry

4

-

3

-

-

3

-/1

50

*3,4

Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/4

45

 

Archers

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/4

40

 

Himalayan Soldiers

Infantry

2

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

40

*5

Mountaineers

Infantry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

30

*5

General

General

+2

-

-

-

9

1

1

125

 

Leader

Leader

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

80

 

OPTION

The following option is available for all Tibetan armies.

Portents

Re-roll General’s Command

1

+10

*6

OPTIONS—NORTHERN ARMY

Additional options are available to represent a Northern or Southern Tibetan army. Troops can be selected from one or the other sets of options but not both. 

Nomad heavy Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

70

*7

Nomad Light Cavalry

Cavalry

1

30

3

-

-

3

-/2

50

*5, 7

OPTIONS—SOUTHERN ARMY

Additional options are available to represent a Northern or Southern Tibetan army. Troops can be selected from one or the other sets of options but not both. 

Nepalese Infantry

Infantry

2

-

3

-

-

3

-/4

25

*3, 7

Nepalese Cavalry

Cavalry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/2

60

*3, 7

Nepalese Light Cavalry

Cavalry

1

15

3

-

-

3

-/2

30

4, 5, 7