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Barritus

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Thematic Byzantine infantry
« on: September 19, 2011, 02:46:11 PM »
On what basis are Thematic Byzantines required to have at least 5 Bw (O) and 2 Ps (S)? It's an odd combination of troops, particularly as ultimately you can field up to 24 elements of Pk (X) but no more than 10 elements of Bw (O)/Ps (O).

All themes had archers in small numbers, but a few had pikemen? Is that it?

Barritus

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Re: Thematic Byzantine infantry
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 02:49:23 PM »
Presumably the Slavic allies are South Slavs.

(I don't think it makes any difference, given the year they're available, but it would be tidier knowing this.)

Barritus

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Re: Thematic Byzantine infantry
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 02:53:38 PM »
The list can use Art (S)...
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Only if mounted on PF tower or if invading and opponent could have PF.

How the heck does this work?

1. What's the cost of a PF tower? By my calculations it's 10AP: 1AP for each side for PF, +1AP for each side for being an outside wall of a PF tower, +2 for one side having a gate.

2. Why the qualification about opponents needing to have PF? As I understand it every army can use PF, it's just that virtually no one does.

Orcoteuthis

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Re: Thematic Byzantine infantry
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 04:01:26 PM »
Surely only armies with BUAf can have PF?