An open question. Does anyone know what the logic behind having the double based element plus one only applying vs foot? I was investigating an early Swiss list with all 6Bd, but a friend pointed out it's very weak vs a Kn heavy army, and poor in any going except good! Which is a shame.
Not sure I agree. The death for the knight on a tie makes the matchup very close. The Swiss have a low enough aggression that they can put down both one piece of rough going and a bunch of bad hills as well. Also, most knight armies don't have ALL knights. The trick is to kill everything else even while losing a couple of elements. Do have to watch out though for the 'lucky' bow shot against your fast blades....
Post by medievalthomas on Nov 21, 2019 19:24:56 GMT
Agree with Mike. General piece of advice: don't take hearsay information about an army too seriously. Play it yourself. Fast Blades are often cited as a bit overpowered. Swiss historically had trouble with Knights esp in open terrain hence the increasing adaptation of the Pike. So we may have gotten something right here.
If I remember well, 6Bd are classified as fast; hence their movement is not penalized by rough or bad going. That increases possibilities for outflanking, which is not bad particularly against knights: you can bring the combat down to a +3 vs +2 in your favor if you overlap or close the door, with a quick kill on a tie or a win. As said above, low aggression factor give you a higher chance to set the battlefield and use some bg to brake enemy line, particularly when made up by Kn. Situation change with late Swiss where aggression ramps up to 4.
And where is a Kn, is also some foot (a Bw? a Cb? a Ps?). You may like to ignore the Kn and focus on foot elements