3 Creating an army with the Mortem et Gloriam Army Lists
4 Historical Introduction
6 Chinese names and terms
7 Early Warring States Army Commander 1 Any Professional Dates 475 BCE. to 355 BCE SubGenerals 03 Any Professional Terrain Standard, Coastal Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Professional Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Type Training and Quality Protection Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max BATTLE CHARIOTS Che chariots Melee Expert Bow 12 Heavy cavalry Mtd Polearm Crossbow 6 Integral Shooters, 8 6,8 Close fighters Ji Long Spear Combat Shy 32 Integral Shooters, 0 6,8 Upgrade best close fighters Superior Long Spear Combat Shy 12 Integral Shooters, 12 6,8 Conscripts Ji Poor Long Spear Tribal Flexible Combat Shy 48 Experienced 0 6,8 Crossbowmen Nu Combat Shy Crossbow 12 Skilled 6 Upgrade best crossbowmen Combat Shy Crossbow Up to half Hu barbarians Combat Shy Bow 8 Skirmishing archers Experienced 0 6,9 Bow Combat Shy 18 Notes All infantry units may use the Barricades characteristic. UG Size
8 Historical Notes Early Warring States The rulers of Jin had been steadily losing political powers since the middle of the 6th century BCE. This allowed other clans to gain fiefs and military authority, and decades of internecine struggle led to the establishment of four major families, the Han, Zhao, Wei and Zhi. The Battle of Jinyang (453 BCE) saw the allied Han, Zhao and Wei destroy the Zhi family and their lands were distributed among them. In 403 BCE, the Zhou court under King Weilie officially recognized Zhao, Wei and Han as immediate vassals, thereby raising them to the same rank as the other warring states. From before 405 until 383 the three Jins were united under the leadership of Wei and expanded in all directions. The most important figure was Marquess Wen of Wei ( ). In he conquered the State of Zhongshan to the northeast on the other side of Zhao. At the same time he pushed west across the Yellow River to the Luo River taking the area of Xihe. The growing power of Wei caused Zhao to back away from the alliance. In 383 it moved its capital to Handan and attacked the small state of Wey. Wey appealed to Wei which attacked Zhao on the western side. Being in danger, Zhao called in Chu. As usual, Chu used this as a pretext to annex territory to its north, but the diversion allowed Zhao to occupy a part of Wei. This conflict marked the end of the power of the united Jins and the beginning a period of shifting alliances and wars on several fronts. In 376 BCE, the states of Han, Wei and Zhao deposed Duke Jing of Jin and divided the last remaining Jin territory between themselves, which marked the final end of the Jin state. In 370 BCE, Marquess Wu of Wei died without naming a successor, which led to a war of succession. After three years of civil war, Zhao from the north and Han from the south invaded Wei. On the verge of conquering Wei, the leaders of Zhao and Han fell into disagreement about what to do with Wei, and both armies abruptly retreated. As a result, King Hui of Wei was able to ascend the throne of Wei. By the end of the period Zhao extended from the Shanxi plateau across the plain to the borders of Qi. Wei reached east to Qi, Lu and Song. To the south, the weaker state of Han held the eastwest part of the Yellow River valley, surrounded the Zhou royal domain at Luoyang and held an area north of Luoyang called Shangdang. Troop Notes During this period the emphasis in accounts of battles changes from archery duels between charioteers to massed infantry combat. The most popular weapons were varieties of daggeraxes that came in various lengths from 9 to 18 feet. Swords and armour begin to appear, although swords were mostly bronze. The crossbow was invented around 500 BCE but only starts to make an appearance on the battlefield in the 4th century BCE.
9 Army Commander 1 Any Professional Dates 355 BCE. to 278 BCE SubGenerals 03 Any Professional Terrain Standard, Coastal Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Professional Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Type Training and Middle Warring States Quality Protection Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max BATTLE CHARIOTS Che Battle chariots Bow 8 Unskilled 0 4,6 Heavy cavalry Mtd Polearm Melee Expert Crossbow 6 Integral Shooters, 8 6,8 Close fighters Ji Long Spear Drilled Flexible Combat Shy 32 Integral Shooters, 0 6,8 Upgrade best close fighters Superior Long Spear Drilled Flexible Combat Shy 12 Integral Shooters, 12 6,8 Conscripts Ji Poor Long Spear Combat Shy 48 Regrade conscripts with Integral Shooters, 6,8 Poor Polearm polearms Combat Shy Any Experienced 0 6,8 Crossbowmen Nu Combat Shy Drilled Loose Crossbow 18 Skilled 6,8 Upgrade best crossbowmen Combat Shy Drilled Loose Crossbow Up to half Experienced 12 6,8 Conscripts Nu Poor Combat Shy Crossbow ,8 Wuchiuchiu clubmen Superior Melee Expert 8 Light cavalry or Hu Combat Shy Bow 24 Bolt shooters behind ARTILLERY Experienced 0 2,3 Barricades fortifications Light Art 4 Experienced 0 6,9 Skirmishing archers Combat Shy UG Size
10 Notes Chariots and Wuchiuchiu club men cannot both be used. All infantry units may use the Barricades characteristic. Historical Notes Middle Warring States This period coves the Wars of Wei. King Hui of Wei (370 to 319 BCE) set about restoring the state. Between 362 and 359 BCE he exchanged territories with Han and Zhao in order to make the boundaries of the three states more rational. In 364 BCE Wei was defeated by Qin at the Battle of Shimen and was only saved by the intervention of Zhao. Qin won another victory in 362 BCE. In 361 BCE the Wei capital was moved east to Daliang to be out of the reach of Qin. In 354 BCE, King Hui of Wei started a largescale attack on Zhao. By 353 BCE, Zhao was losing badly and its capital, Handan, was under siege. The State of Qi intervened. The famous Qi strategist, Sun Bin the greatgreatgreatgrandson of Sun Zi (author of the Art of War), proposed to attack the Wei capital while the Wei army was tied up besieging Zhao. In 341 BCE, Wei attacked Han. Qi allowed Han to be nearly defeated and then intervened. The generals from the Battle of Guiling met again (Sun Bin and Tian Ji versus Pang Juan), by using the same tactic, attacking Wei's capital. Sun Bin feigned a retreat and then turned on the overconfident Wei troops and decisively defeated them at the Battle of Maling. After the battle all three of the Jin successor states appeared before King Xuan of Qi, pledging their loyalty.in the following year Qin attacked the weakened Wei. Wei was devastatingly defeated and ceded a large part of its territory in return for truce. With Wei severely weakened, Qi and Qin became the dominant states in China. Towards the end of the Warring States period, the Qin state became disproportionately powerful compared to the other six states. In 318 BCE all states except Qi launched a joint attack on Qin. The attack was not successful. King Hui of Qin died in 311 BCE, followed by prime minister Zhang Yi one year later. The new monarch, King Wu, reigned only four years before dying without legitimate heirs. Conflicts ensued throughout 307 BCE before a son of King Hui by a concubine could be established as King Zhao, who in stark contrast to his predecessor went on to rule for an unprecedented 53 years. Troop Notes The number of crossbowmen increases during the 4th century BCE. Cavalry appear in increasing numbers and the importance of the chariot was further reduced. Changes from last version Mounted crossbow unskilled.
11 Army Commander 1 Any Professional Dates 335 BCE. to 206 BCE SubGenerals 03 Any Professional Terrain Standard, Coastal Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Professional Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Che Chariots Heavy cavalry Close fighters armed with ji Elite close fighters armed with ji Missile troops Nu Elite missile troops Conscript close fighters Conscript missile troops Conscripted levies Light cavalry or Hu Archers Type Training and BATTLE CHARIOTS Tribal Flexible Quality Protection Qin Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max UG Size Superior Poor Bow 8 Unskilled 0 4,6 Mtd Polearm Dismountable Crossbow 6 Devastating 8 6,8 Polearm Integral Shooters Chargers 24 Devastating 6,8 Polearm Integral Shooters Chargers Up to half Experienced 0 6,8 Crossbow 12 Skilled 6,8 Crossbow Up to half Devastating 12 6,8 Polearm Combat Shy Chargers 48 Experienced 12 6,8 Combat Shy Crossbow 32 Devastating 0 8,9,10 Combat Shy Chargers 20 Combat Shy Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy
12 Notes Historical Notes Mounted crossbow unskilled. Qin Conscripts may be combined in infantry TuGs of 6 or 9 consisting of a front rank base of polearm armed troops and 2nd and 3rd ranks of crossbowmen. If combined the crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Either all conscripts must be combined in this way or none. Note: The Devastating Charger characteristic can still claim Shatter in one rank even though the impact factor requires two ranks. Over the course of the Warring States period, the Qin state had evolved to become the most powerful of the seven major states in China. In 238 BCE, Ying Zheng came to the throne of Qin after eliminating his political rivals Lü Buwei and Lao Ai. With help from Li Si, Wei Liao and others, Ying Zheng formulated a plan for conquering the other six major states and unifying China. The plan, which focuses on annexing each state individually, is based on "allying with distant states and attacking nearby ones", one of the ThirtySix Stratagems. Its key steps were: ally with Yan and Qi; hold down Wei and Chu; conquer Han and Zhao. In 221 BCE, after the conquest of Qi, Ying Zheng proclaimed himself "Qin Shi Huang" ("First Emperor of Qin") and established the Qin dynasty. The Qin Empire was divided into 36 prefectures, with Xianyang as its capital. Qin Shi Huang created a centralised state and empire that would become the bedrock of future Chinese dynasties. Although the Qin dynasty lasted for 15 years only, its influence on Chinese history lasted for centuries to come. In 209 BCE, during the reign of Qin Er Shi, Qin Shi Huang's son and successor, Chen Sheng and Wu Guang started an uprising in Dazexiang to overthrow the Qin dynasty due to the Qin government's brutal and oppressive policies. Although the revolt was crushed by imperial forces, several other rebellions also started consecutively all over China over the next three years. The last Qin ruler, Ziying, surrendered to a rebel force led by Liu Bang in 206 BCE, bringing an end to the Qin dynasty. Several of the rebel forces claimed to be restoring the former states that were annexed by Qin and numerous pretenders to the thrones of the former states emerged. In 206 BCE, Xianyang was occupied and sacked by the forces of Xiang Yu, a descendant of the Chu general Xiang Yan. Troop Notes On the battlefield Qin troops were "dreaded for their berserk charges, throwing off their armour and charging helmetless and barefoot, brandishing their halberds". This was encouraged by a system which simply rewarded men for the number of enemy heads they cut off! Changes from last version
13 Army Commander 1 Any Professional Dates 316 BCE. to 202 BCE SubGenerals 03 Any Professional Terrain Standard, Coastal Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Professional Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Che Chariots Heavy cavalry Close fighters armed with ji Elite close fighters armed with ji Missile troops Nu Elite missile troops Conscript close fighters Conscript missile troops Light cavalry or Hu Bolt shooters behind fortifications Archers Type Training and BATTLE CHARIOTS Drilled Flexible Drilled Flexible Drilled Loose Drilled Loose ARTILLERY Later Warring States Quality Protection Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Superior Poor Poor Bow 8 Unskilled 0 4,6 Mtd Polearm Dismountable Crossbow 6 8 6,8 Polearm Integral Shooters ,8 Polearm Integral Shooters 8 Experienced 0 6,8 Crossbow 16 Skilled 6,8 Crossbow Up to half 12 6,8 Polearm Integral Shooters 48 Experienced 12 6,8 Crossbow 32 Combat Shy Bow 24 Experienced 0 2,3 Barricades Light Art 4 Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy UG Size
14 Notes Historical Notes Later Warring States Conscripts may be combined in infantry TuGs of 6 or 9 consisting of a front rank base of polearm armed troops and 2nd and 3rd ranks of crossbowmen. If combined, the crossbowmen must be downgraded to Unskilled. Either all conscripts must be combined in this way or none. All infantry units may use the Barricades characteristic. This list covers the enemies of Qin. In 279 BCE General Bai Qi of Qin attacked the Chu from Qin's new territory in Sichuan to the west of Chu. The capital of Ying was captured and Chu's western lands on the Han River were lost. The effect was to shift Chu significantly to the east. Zhao had been much strengthened by King Wuling of Zhao. In 307 BCE he enlarged his cavalry by copying the northern nomads. In 306 BCE he took more land in the northern Shanxi plateau and in the next year he defeated the northeastern border state of Zhongshan. The following year he pushed far to the northwest and occupied the eastwest section of the Yellow River in the north of the Ordos Loop. His successor, King Huiwenchose able servants and expanded against the weakened Qi and Wei. In 296 BCE his general Lian Po defeated two Qin armies. In 269 BCE Fan Sui became chief advisor to Qin. He advocated authoritarian reforms, irrevocable expansion and an alliance with distant states to attack nearby states (the twentythird of the ThirtySix Stratagems). His maxim "attack not only the territory, but also the people" enunciated a policy of mass slaughter that became increasingly frequent. After Chu was defeated, the remaining great powers were Qin in the west and Zhao in the northcenter. There was little room for diplomatic maneuver and matters were decided by war. In 265 BCE King Zhaoxiang of Qin made the first move by attacking the weak state of Han which held the Yellow River gateway into Qin. He moved northeast across Wei territory to cut off the Han exclave of Shangdang north of Luoyang and south of Zhao. The Han king agreed to surrender Shangdang, but the local governor refused and presented it to King Xiaocheng of Zhao. Zhao sent out Lian Po who based his armies at Changping and Qin sent out general Wang He. Lian Po was too wise to risk a decisive battle with the Qin army and remained inside his fortifications. Qin could not break through and the armies were locked in stalemate for three years. The Zhao king decided that Lian Po was not aggressive enough and sent out Zhao Kuo who promised a decisive battle. At the same time Qin secretly replaced Wang He with the notoriously violent Bai Qi. When Zhao Kuo left his fortifications, Bai Qi used a Cannae maneuver, falling back in the center and surrounding the Zhao army from the sides. After being surrounded for 46 days, the starving Zhao troops surrendered in September 260 BCE. It is said that Bai Qi had all the prisoners killed and that Zhao lost 400,000 men. Changes from last version Mounted crossbow unskilled. Combined conscript crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Elite missile troops average.
15 Army Commander 1 Any Instinctive Dates 315 BCE. to 300 CE SubGenerals 01 Any Instinctive Terrain Mountains Internal Allied Generals 03 Any Instinctive Camp Unfortified or Mobile; Poor or Name Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Cavalry Short Spear Melee Expert Upgrade cavalry Superior Short Spear Melee Expert Bow 6 Integral Shooters, 0 6 Best infantry Superior Short Spear Combat Shy 18 Integral Shooters, 36 6,8,9 Infantry Short Spear Combat Shy 108 Experienced 0 6,8 Foot archers Combat Shy Bow 12 Experienced 0 6,9 Skirmishing archers Combat Shy Allies Xiongnu Notes Historical Notes Changes from last version None. Type Training and Quality A command may not contain more than one TuG of best infantry. Protection Qiang Shooting Skill Melee The Qiang are said to be the progenitor of both the modern Qiang and the Tibetan people. They are first mentioned in the 17th century BCE. Various Qiang tribes are mentioned including the Chuo Chiang, "Brown Onion", "White Horse" and "Yellow Ox" Qiang. Some groups were called Ma Qiang (HorseQiang) or Duo Ma Qiang (ManyHorseQiang) suggesting they may have bred horses. UG Size
16 Xiongnu Army Commander 1 Any Instinctive Dates 250 BCE. to 300 CE SubGenerals 02 Any Instinctive Terrain Plains Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Instinctive Camp Unfortified or Mobile; Poor or Type Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Name Training and Quality Protection Mandatory Optional Max UG Size Best cavalry Superior Short Spear Melee Expert Bow 6 Heavy cavalry Experienced 6 4,6 Short Spear Bow 24 Upgrade heavy cavalry Experienced 4,6 Short Spear Melee Expert Bow Up to half Lighter cavalry Experienced 16 4,6 Combat Shy Bow 80 Upgrade ligher cavalry Skilled 4,6 Combat Shy Bow Up to half Foot archers Experienced 0 6,8 Combat Shy Bow 12 Tribal auxilaries Devastating 0 6,8,9 Combat Shy Chargers 27 Levy 0 8,9,10 Short Spear Combat Shy 10 Subject Di infantry 0 6,8,9 Short Spear 48 Skirmishing horse archers Experienced Cantabrian, 0 4,6 Bow Combat Shy 12 Subject Di archers Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy Skirmishing archers Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy
17 Historical Notes Xiongnu The Xiongnu were a confederation of nomadic peoples who inhabited the eastern Asian Steppe from the 3rd century BCE to the late 1st century CE. Chinese sources report that Modu Chanyu, the supreme leader after 209 BCE, founded the Xiongnu Empire. After their previous overlords, the Yuezhi, migrated into Central Asia during the 2nd century BCE, the Xiongnu became a dominant power on the steppes of northeast Central Asia, centred on an area known later as Mongolia. Between 129 BCE and 119 BCE the Chinese inflicted a series of defeats on the Xiongnu. As a result of these battles the Chinese controlled the strategic region from the Ordos and Ganus corridor to Lop Nor. They succeeded in separating the Xiongnu from the Qiang peoples to the south. The defeats also destabilised the Xiongnu and reduced the threat to the Han Chinese. The power of the Xiongnu increased after the death of Ban Chao in 102 CE. The emperors of subsequent dynasties were never again able to reach so far west. Changes from last version Added skirmishing horse archers.
18 Army Commander 1 Any Dates 207 BCE. to 111 BCE SubGenerals 03 Up to 1 Any Professional, remainder Any Instinctive Terrain Standard, Coastal, Jungle Internal Allied Generals 01 Hill tribe ally Any Instinctive Camp Unfortified; Poor or Name Chinese style heavy cavalry Best Chinese style close fighters Best Chinese style missile troops Garrison Chinese close style close fighters Garrison Chinese close style missile troops Bolt shooters behind fortifications s Hill tribesmen Type Training and Drilled Flexible Drilled Loose ARTILLERY Triệu Dynasty Vietnam Quality Protection Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Poor Poor Unskilled 0 4,6 Mtd Polearm Dismountable Crossbow 6 0 6,8 Polearm 12 Experienced 0 6,8 Combat shy Crossbow 24 8* 6,8 Polearm Combat shy 24 Experienced 12* 6,8 Combat Shy Crossbow 48 Experienced 0 2,3 Barricades Light Art 4 Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy Unskilled 18** 6,8,9 Axemen and spearmen Melee Expert Javelin 96 Experienced 16** 6,8 Archers Combat Shy Bow 64 Replace archers with Experienced 6,8 Combat Shy crossbowmen Crossbow Any Experienced 0 6,9 Shieldless skirmishers Combat Shy Javelin 18 UG Size
19 Notes Triệu Dynasty Vietnam Troops marked * are only compulsory if any Chinese style troops are chosen. Close fighters and crossbowmen may be combined in a TuG of 6 or 9 with front rank (1/3) close fighters and second and third rank (2/3) crossbowmen. If combined, the garrison crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Best troops cannot be combined with garrison troops. If mixed formations are used, then all close fighters and crossbowmen must be in mixed formations. All Chinese style infantry may use the Barricades characteristic. A hill tribe ally general may only command hill tribe troops. Other generals may command hill tribe troops. Minima marked ** only apply if a hill tribe ally general is taken. Historical Notes In 207 BCE, Qin warlord Triệu Đà established his own independent kingdom in presentday Guangdong/Guangxi area. He proclaimed his new kingdom as Nam Việt, starting the Triệu dynasty. Triệu Đà later appointed himself a commandant of central Guangdong, closing the borders and conquering neighboring districts and titled himself "King of Nam Viet"In 179 BCE, he defeated King An Dương Vương and annexed Âu Lạc. This period is controversial as on one side, some Vietnamese historians consider Triệu's rule as the starting point of the Chinese domination, since Triệu Đà was a former Qin general, whereas others consider it still an era of Vietnamese independence as the Triệu family in Nam Việt were assimilated to local culture. They ruled independently of what then constituted the Han Empire. At one point, Triệu Đà even declared himself Emperor, equal to the Han Emperor in the north. Changes from last version Mounted crossbow unskilled. Combined conscript crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Maximums increased.
20 Army Commander 1 Any Professional Dates 206 BCE. to 23 CE SubGenerals 03 Any Professional Terrain Coastal, Mountains, Forest Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Professional Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Standing army troops Unskilled 0 4,6 Heavy cavalry Mtd Polearm Shoot & Charge Dismountable Drilled Loose Crossbow 16 Experienced Combat Shy, 0 6,8 Missile troops Nu Drilled Loose Crossbow Caltrops 16 Combat Shy, 0 6,8 Close fighters Ji Polearm Drilled Flexible Caltrops 16 Conscript army troops Heavy cavalry Missile troops Nu Close fighters Ji Other Troops Type Training and Quality Western Han Protection Shooting Skill Melee Unskilled 4* 4,6 Mtd Polearm Shoot & Charge Dismountable Crossbow 16 Experienced Combat Shy, 12** 6,8 Crossbow Caltrops 24 Combat Shy, 6** 6,8 Polearm Caltrops 24 Battle chariots (before 100 BATTLE CHARIOTS BCE) Bow 6 Horse archers Combat Shy Dependent state cavalry Melee Expert 0 6,8 Mao conscript close fighters Long Spear Combat Shy 8 0 6,8 Yan conscript close fighters Short Spear Combat Shy 8 UG Size
21 Convict labour troops Stand mounted bolt shooters Skirmishing archers Notes Historical Notes ARTILLERY Western Han Mounted crossbow unskilled. Combined conscript crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Poor 0 8,9,10 Combat Shy 10 Experienced 0 2,3 Barricades Light Art 4 Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy Close fighters and crossbowmen may be combined in a TuG of 6 or 9 with front rank (1/3) close fighters and second and third rank (2/3) crossbowmen. If combined, the conscript army crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. If mixed formations are used, then all close fighters and crossbowmen must be in mixed formations. Standing army troops cannot be combined with conscript army troops. Minimum marked * apply only if conscript army troops are used. Minimums ** do not apply if they army consists entirely of cavalry and chariots. All infantry may use the Barricades characteristic. The Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BCE 220 CE), preceded by the Qin dynasty ( BCE) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period ( CE). Spanning over four centuries, the Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history. It was founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han, and briefly interrupted by the Xin dynasty (9 23 CE) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han dynasty into two periods: the Western Han or Former Han and the Eastern Han or Later Han. This list covers both the Western Han and Xin dynasties. Troop Notes At the beginning of the Han dynasty, every male commoner aged twentythree was liable for conscription into the military. The minimum age for the military draft was reduced to twenty after Emperor Zhao's (87 74 BC) reign. Conscripted soldiers underwent one year of training and one year of service as nonprofessional soldiers. The year of training was served in one of three branches of the armed forces: infantry, cavalry or navy. The year of active service was served either on the frontier, in a king's court or under the Minister of the Guards in the capital. A small professional (paid) standing army was stationed near the capital. Artillery was developed from the crossbow. It had been used in defensive positions before the Han, but the Han appear to have developed a range of bolt shooters including some mounted on a pair of chariots. Changes from last version
22 Army Commander 1 Any Dates 111 BCE. to 544 CE SubGenerals 03 Any Terrain Standard, Coastal, Jungle Internal Allied Generals 01 Hill tribe ally Any Instinctive Camp Unfortified; Poor or Name Elephants Chinese style heavy cavalry Best Chinese style close fighters Best Chinese style missile troops Garrison Chinese style close fighters Garrison Chinese style missile troops Bolt shooters behind fortifications Chinese style archers Hill tribesmen Type Training and ELEPHANTS Drilled Flexible Drilled Loose ARTILLERY Chinese Dominated Vietnam Quality Protection Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Poor Poor 0 2,3,4 Shove 4 Unskilled 0 4,6 Mtd Polearm Dismountable Crossbow 12 Combat Shy, 0 6,8 Polearm Caltrops 12 Experienced 0 6,8 Combat Shy Crossbow 24 Combat Shy, 6* 6,8 Polearm Caltrops 24 Experienced 12* 6,8 Crossbow 48 Experienced 0 2,3 Barricades Light Art 4 Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy Bow 9 Unskilled 18** 6,8,9 Axemen and spearmen Melee Expert Javelin 96 Experienced 16** 6,8 Archers Combat Shy Bow 48 Replace archers with Experienced 6,8 Combat Shy crossbowmen Crossbow Any Experienced 0 6,9 Shieldless skirmishers Combat Shy Javelin 18 UG Size
23 Notes Changes from last version Chinese Dominated Vietnam Troops marked * are only compulsory if any Chinese style troops are chosen. Close fighters and crossbowmen may be combined in a TuG of 6 or 9 with front rank (1/3) close fighters and second and third rank (2/3) crossbowmen. If combined, the garrison crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Best troops cannot be combined with garrison troops. If mixed formations are used, then all close fighters and crossbowmen must be in mixed formations. A hill tribe ally general can only command hill tribesmen. Other generals may command hill tribe troops. Minima marked ** only apply if a hill tribe ally general is taken. All Chinese style trops may use the Barricades characteristic. Historical Notes In 111 BCE, Han troops invaded Nam Việt and established new territories, dividing Vietnam into Giao Chỉ, now the Red River delta; Cửu Chân from modernday Thanh Hóa to Hà Tĩnh; and Nhật Nam, from modernday Quảng Bình to Huế. While governors and top officials were Chinese, the original Vietnamese nobles (Lạc Hầu, Lạc Tướng) from the Hồng Bàng period still managed in some of the highlands. In 40 CE, the Trưng Sisters led a successful revolt against Han Governor Su Dung (Vietnamese: Tô Định) and recaptured 65 states. Trưng Trắc became the Queen. In 43 CE, Emperor Guangwu of Han sent his famous general Ma Yuan with a large army to quell the revolt. After a long, difficult campaign, Ma Yuan suppressed the uprising and the Trung Sisters committed suicide to avoid capture. To this day, the Trưng Sisters are revered in Vietnam as the national symbol of Vietnamese women. Learning a lesson from the Trưng revolt, the Han and other successful Chinese dynasties took measures to eliminate the power of the Vietnamese nobles.the Vietnamese elites were educated in Chinese culture and politics. A Giao Chỉ prefect, Shi Xie, ruled Vietnam as an autonomous warlord for forty years and was posthumously deified by later Vietnamese emperors. Nearly 200 years passed before the Vietnamese attempted another revolt. In 225 another woman, Triệu Thị Trinh, popularly known as Lady Triệu (Bà Triệu), led another revolt which lasted until 248. Once again, the uprising failed and Triệu Thị Trinh threw herself into a river. At the same time, in presentday Central Vietnam, there was a successful revolt of Cham nations in 192. Chinese dynasties called it LinYi (Lin village; Vietnamese: Lâm Ấp). It later became a powerful kingdom, Champa, stretching from Quảng Bình to Phan Thiết (Bình Thuận). Mounted crossbow unskilled. Combined garrison crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled.
24 Army Commander 1 Any Dates 17 CE to 205 CE SubGenerals 02 Any Terrain Coastal, Mountains, Forest Internal Allied Generals 13 Any Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Type Training and Quality Han Rebels Protection Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Heavy cavalry Unskilled 0 4,6 Mtd Polearm Shoot & Charge Dismountable Crossbow 6 Horse archers Combat Shy Dependent state cavalry Melee Expert Bow 12 Close fighters Ji Combat Shy, 6 6,8 Polearm Caltrops 24 Missile troops Nu Experienced Combat Shy, 8 6,8 Crossbow Caltrops 24 Convict labour troops 0 8,9,10 Poor Combat Shy 10 Peasant rebels Devastating 18 9,10 Combat Shy Chargers 90 s Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy Notes The Rebels must either be Red Eyebrow 17 to 24 CE or Yellow Turban 184 to 205 CE. Close fighters and crossbowmen may be combined in a TuG of 6 or 9 with front rank (1/3) close fighters and second and third rank (2/3) crossbowmen. If combined, the conscript army crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. If mixed formations are used, then all close fighters and crossbowmen must be in mixed formations. A Han Rebel army must have more Poor elements than elements. This can be achieved by downgrading troops. UGs cannot mix and Poor elements. UG Size
25 Historical Notes Mounted crossbow unskilled. Han Rebels The Red Eyebrows or Chimei was one of the two major agrarian rebellion movements against Wang Mang's shortlived Xin dynasty, the other being Lülin. It was so named because the rebels painted their eyebrows red. The rebellion, initially active in the modern Shandong and northern Jiangsu regions, eventually led to Wang Mang's downfall by draining his resources, allowing Liu Xuan (Emperor Gengshi), leader of the Lülin, to overthrow Wang and temporarily reestablish an incarnation of the Han dynasty. The Red Eyebrows later overthrew Emperor Gengshi and placed their own Han descendant puppet, teenage Emperor Liu Penzi, on the throne, who ruled briefly until the Chimei leaders' incompetence in ruling the territories under their control (which matched their brilliance on the battlefield) caused the people to rebel against them, forcing them to retreat and attempt to return home. When their path was blocked by the army of Liu Xiu's (Emperor Guangwu) newly established Eastern Han regime, they surrendered to him. The Yellow Turban Rebellion, also translated as the Yellow Scarves Rebellion, was a peasant revolt in China against the Han dynasty. The uprising broke out in the year 184 during the reign of Emperor Ling. It took 21 years until the uprising was suppressed in the year 205.The rebellion, which got its name from the color of the cloths that the rebels wore on their heads, marked an important point in the history of Taoism due to the rebels' association with secret Taoist societies. Changes from last version
26 Army Commander 1 Any Professional Dates 25 CE to 220 CE SubGenerals 03 Any Professional Terrain Coastal, Mountains, Forest Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Professional Camp Fortified or Unfortified; Poor or Name Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Standing Army Unskilled 0 4,6 Yueji guard cavalry Superior Mtd Polearm Shoot & Charge Dismountable Crossbow 12 Skilled 0 6,8 Sheseng Caltrops Drilled Loose Crossbow 8 Standing army crossbowmen Experienced Combat Shy, 0 6,8 Nu Drilled Loose Crossbow Caltrops ,8 Fubing Superior Polearm Caltrops Drilled Flexible 12 Standing army close fighters Combat Shy, 0 6,8 Polearm Ji Drilled Flexible Caltrops 18 Volunteer Army Heavy cavalry Crossbowmen Nu Close fighters Ji Close fighters Mao Close fighters Yan Type Training and Quality Eastern Han Protection Shooting Skill Melee Unskilled 0 4,6 Mtd Polearm Shoot & Charge Dismountable Crossbow 16 Experienced Combat Shy, 12* 6,8 Crossbow Caltrops 24 Combat Shy, 6* 6,8 Polearm Caltrops ,8 Long Spear Combat Shy 8 0 6,8 Short Spear Combat Shy 8 UG Size
27 Eastern Han Other Troops Horse archers Combat Shy Tribal auxilaries Short Spear Melee Expert Dependent state cavalry Melee Expert Bow ,9,10 Convict labour troops Poor Combat Shy 10 Devastating 0 6,8,9 Tribal auxilaries Combat Shy Chargers 18 ARTILLERY Experienced 0 2,3 Stand mounted bolt shooters Barricades Light Art 4 Experienced 0 6,9 Skirmishing archers Combat Shy Notes Minimums * do not apply if they army consists entirely of cavalry. Close fighters and crossbowmen may be combined in a TuG of 6 or 9 with front rank (1/3) close fighters and second and third rank (2/3) crossbowmen. If combined, volunteer army crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Standing army troops cannot be combined with volunteer army troops. If mixed formations are used, then all close fighters and crossbowmen must be in mixed formations. All infantry except Tribal Auxilaries may use the Barricades characteristic. Historical Notes The Eastern Han, also known as the Later Han, formally began on 5 August 25 CE, when Liu Xiu became Emperor Guangwu of Han. From the reign of Guangwu the capital was moved eastward to Luoyang. Emperor Zhang's reign (75 to 88 CE) was viewed as the high point of the dynastic house. The empire restored control over the Tarim basin and made contact with the Kushan empire. Subsequent reigns were increasingly marked by eunuch intervention in court politics and their involvement in the violent power struggles of the imperial consort clans. Imperial authority was also seriously challenged by large Daoist religious societies which instigated the Yellow Turban Rebellion and the Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion. Following the death of Emperor Ling (r. 168 to 189 CE), the palace eunuchs suffered wholesale massacre by military officers, allowing members of the aristocracy and military governors to become warlords and divide the empire. When Cao Pi, King of Wei, usurped the throne from Emperor Xian, the Han dynasty ceased to exist.
28 Troop Notes Eastern Han During the Eastern Han, conscription could be avoided if one paid a commutable tax. The Eastern Han court favored the recruitment of a volunteer army.the volunteer army comprised the Southern Army, while the standing army stationed in and near the capital was the Northern Army. Changes from last version Mounted crossbow unskilled. Combined volunteer crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled.
29 Army Commander 1 Any Instinctive Dates 90 CE to 300 CE SubGenerals 12 Any Instinctive Terrain Plains Internal Allied Generals 01 Any Instinctive Camp Unfortified or Mobile; Poor or Name Type Training and Quality Protection Xianbei Shooting Skill Melee Characteristics Min Mandatory Optional Max Best cavalry Skilled 0 4,6 Superior Short Spear Melee Expert Bow 6 Heavy cavalry Experienced 6 4,6 Short Spear Bow 24 Upgrade heavy cavalry Experienced 4,6 Short Spear Melee Expert Bow Up to half Horse archers Experienced 24 4,6 Combat Shy Bow 80 Upgrade horse archers Skilled 0 Combat Shy Bow Up to half Defecting Han close fighters 0 6,8 Poor Polearm Combat Shy 8 Defecting Han missile troops Experienced 0 6,8 Poor Combat Shy Crossbow 16 Foot archers Experienced 0 6,8 Combat Shy Bow 12 Skirmishing horse archers Experienced Cantabrian, 0 4,6 Bow Combat Shy 12 s Experienced 0 6,9 Combat Shy Notes Close fighters and crossbowmen may be combined in a TuG of 6 or 9 with front rank (1/3) close fighters and second and third rank (2/3) crossbowmen. If combined, the crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. UG Size
30 Historical Notes Changes from last version Xianbei The Xianbei were protomongols residing in what became today's eastern Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and Northeast China. Along with the Xiongnu, they were one of the major nomadic groups in northern China during the Han Dynasty and subsequent dynastic periods. They eventually established their own northern dynasties, including the Northern Wei founded in the 4th century CE by the Tuobaclan. The Book of the Later Han records a memorial submitted in 177 CE: Ever since the Xiongnu ran away, the Xianbei have become powerful and populous, taking all the lands previously held by the Xiongnu and claiming to have 100,000 warriors. Refined metals and wrought iron have come into the possession of the Xianbei rebels. Han deserters also seek refuge and serve as their advisers. Their weapons are sharper and their horses are faster than those of the Xiongnu. Combined defecting crossbowmen must be downgraded to unskilled. Added skirmishing horse archers.
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