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30 May 2017 3:12 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Byzantine 25mm (Close Oreder) Foot Archers (DBx)" to "Byzantine 25mm (Close Order) Foot Archers (DBx)"

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Panfilov30 May 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

The DBA 2.0 Lists for Nikephorian (III/64) and Konstantinia (III/75) call for 8Bw; Are they still on the lists and what did Phil have in mind?

I have enough painted old Ral Partha "1200 AD" figures to field a couple of Morphing armies, was wondering if it was worth looking for some figures to paint up, or what. So also looking for vintage 25mm figure recommendations.

GurKhan30 May 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

They're intended to be modelled as front rank spear-and-shield, rear rank bow. The DBMM wording for the Nikephorian list is:

Skoutatoi wore textile armour and felt caps and fought with long shields and pikes in a mixed formation of 2 ranks of skoutatoi, followed by 3 of archers, followed by 2 more of skoutatoi. Since their tactical role was continuous protected archery and vast numbers of arrows (150 per man) were supplied, this is simulated by 1 element of kontaratoi represented as pikes but classed as Bw (X), double based with 1 element of archers classed as Bw (O).

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