Saturday, April 3, 2010

Armies of Oerth, Part XII: Stonefist

Continuing in my endeavour to study the greater armies in the Flanaess, I had discovered another Sorceror's Scroll article. This one was from Dragon Magazine #57. Gary Gygax gives us a look into the activities of Stonefist's Hold, what some of the northern barbarians are up to, the developing events of Ratik and Bone March, and continuing down towards Aerdi's South Province - particularly in relation to Sunndi, Idee, and Onnwal.

I am still using the Field of Glory wargaming rules to represent these forces. As in the last few installments, I am using the ratio of 250 men-at-arms per base. For battles between such overwhelming legions, this is entirely appropriate.

Now, onward...

The Hold of Stonefist's Army List

Disorganized raids and internal struggles threatened to keep the Hold of Stonefist from becoming a serious threat to its neighbors. Invasion from the Duchy of Tenh threatened their stability further. Seuvord Redbeard refused to be drawn into a civil war, knowing the surrounding enemies of the Hold would take advantage of the opportunity and destroy the remnants of the state. Seuvord called a great council and reconciled the differing warband leaders. The council granted him the hereditary title of Rhelt making him the Master of the Hold. Under his rule, expansion of the Stonefist frontier has been pushed past Big Seal Bay, 80 or 90 leagues into territory claimed by the northern Ice Barbarians.

Commander-in-Chief: Seuvord 'Redbeard' I,
Rhelt & Master of the Hold (F 18th level) = 1 base

Sub-Commander: Vlek Col Vlekzed, Atamen = 1 base

Sub-Commander: Dyerg Keda, Atamen (F 12th level) = 1 base

Light Cavalry: 2000 = 8 bases
(2 models/base; riders on horses, no armour & small shields, hand weapons)

Heavy Infantry: 1000 (Guards) = 4 bases
(4 models/base; heavy armour & substantial shields, hand weapans)

Medium Infantry: 6000 ('Fist' units) = 24 bases
(3 models/base; leather armour & moderate shields, hand weapons)

Light Infantry: 1000 = 4 bases
(2 models/base; no armour & small shields, hand weapons)

So, this totals 43 bases with 115 models on them.

Next up...Northern Barbarians


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