My son really likes his handgunner psiloi from his Imperialist army. He wants to use them instead of javelins in the new Free Company army he is making. Would this be considered too ahistorical?
I am fine with it; but he has expressed interest in trying tournament play, and I am wondering if this would be too much of a faux pas in the community?
Personally and as a tournament organiser, it certainly wouldn't bother me if Psiloi were represented as handgunners rather than javelins. It wouldn't change the game and, in this case, it positively encourages someone to play the game! I would guess that the other tournament organisers that I know would take a similar stance.
I played a in a “Biblical” tournament against an opponent whose 3Bw wore mail and carried heater shields - so I expect free company handguns wouldn’t bother anybody. Psloi is Psloi.
I once played against a Classical Indian army and a close look at one archer revealed it was made up of Elven figures But a bow is a bow. As long as the figures are painted and reasonably based, and the right scale (close anyway), to paraphrase Hamlet, the game's the thing.
Post by medievalthomas on Jun 24, 2019 16:44:40 GMT
But it is nice of figures represent their historical pro-types even if it makes no difference to game play. Handgunner Ps in Free Company army is at least possible - a bit more annoying in a Viking army.
Post by medievalthomas on Jun 24, 2019 16:47:53 GMT
Oh by the way if you like your troops to not only look like their historical pro-types but also preform a bit like them try this rule for Ps Handgunners: Cry Havoc v. Knights & Heavy Foot (Pikes, Blades, Spears but not Fast versions) (so they Destroy on Equals Result). If you want some negative compensation - they don't count as Fast so move only 2BW (messing around with all that slow loading I suspect...)