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I was curious, would a majority peasant army be battle capable? I'm not saying I want to dominate the field, but I'm just curious if a peasant militia can hold its own, with a few knights of course.
The reason being is that I've been coming up with a militia army known as "The Furd". Just a mass of screaming peasants, that's the lot for me.
I was thinking I would have a 15 man Knights Errant and 5 or so 20 man peasant squads. The idea is let the knights errant be an anchor while all the peasants go "Protect the Lords!"
That would be 860 points, 140 left over for my Paladin.
I'm an Orcs player though, perhaps that's why I'm hooked on the idea of a 'umie swarm.
Good? Bad? Waste of Money?
well you need at least one unit of KOTR in any bret army and a BSB, it would be a very fun army:yes: but u wont win many battles
I don't know, in that small of points limit, he might be able to do it. Can you unmount your heroes? If there was a bsb and a hero in some of the peasant units (try to get them around 25 if possible for static res of 5) he could win some games with that. They don't have much armor is the problem. If you kept them close, they could use the general's leadership.
It might work but I agree, it would be difficult.
well, I love my peasants, and always field 2 units of 20 with full command at 1000 points... then above that I add a huge squad of pilgrims... and some Yeomen.
Peasents are great fun. They provide a unique function in a Bretonnian army, and they are not to be underestimated, they are also one of the most cost effective core units in the game, they are a bit more expensive than goblins... but they are fully kitted out, and their banners wield no Vp's to the enemy. and knights dont panic arround them.
You could give your BSB the virtue of empathy, and have him slog along on foot with the rest of the army, and take another paladin on horseback to be a general, and zoom from here to there when you need his leadership. I always try and take a tebuchet, but I see you just want a mass of men, I guess it can be effective, I dont really know how it would work, but definately alot of fun.
Instead you could have your reglamentary Kotr unit have both characters and then charge in to any threat that is more than the M@A can handle.
The best part is that if peasents die, thats less people you have to pay at the end of the day!. (greedy bretonnian lord, you).