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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Aug 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

Which of these Byzantine armies is your favorite?

Early Byzantine 474 AD – 576 AD
Maurikian Byzantine 578 AD – 641 AD
Thematic Byzantine 641 AD – 963 AD
Nikephorian Byzantine 963 AD – 1071 AD
Komnenan Byzantine 1071 AD – 1204 AD
Successor Byzantine 1204 AD – 1460 AD

dragon628 Aug 2018 3:38 p.m. PST

Early Byzantine 474 AD 576 AD

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

Varangian Guard – How do you not love Viking mercs?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Nikephorian and Komnenan, so my Normanno-Italians can have someone good to fight.


Robert Burke28 Aug 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

Nikephorian. Love those Kataphracts!

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut28 Aug 2018 6:51 p.m. PST

Early and Nikephorian… I like to do all my armies in neat, compatible timeframes such as ~500AD and ~1000AD.

cfielitz28 Aug 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

Nikephorian Byzantine 963 AD 1071 AD

williamb28 Aug 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Early and Maurikian

Cacique Caribe28 Aug 2018 8:07 p.m. PST



catavar28 Aug 2018 8:21 p.m. PST

Thematic. I love being mediocre.

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2018 8:45 p.m. PST

Justinian and Belisarius.

Perris070728 Aug 2018 8:50 p.m. PST

Do I have to choose? Love the middle period, but also the Komnenan restoration. If I had to choose one, it would be Komnenan. John Komnenus is my favorite emperor!

Winston Smith28 Aug 2018 9:43 p.m. PST

I had a Nikephorean army once. Never played it.

Cyrus the Great28 Aug 2018 11:15 p.m. PST

Nikephorian Byzantine 963 AD 1071 AD.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 1:38 a.m. PST

Another vote for Thematic, centuries of not refusing to accept that they should have been swept away long since :)

Costanzo129 Aug 2018 6:17 a.m. PST


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 9:33 a.m. PST


Ferozopore29 Aug 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

Early aka Belisarian Byzantine. Belisarius was an early hero, discovered in the 8th grade.

DeRuyter29 Aug 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Belisarius and any that fought Sassanids

Codsticker29 Aug 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

I think Maurikian/Thematic- bridges the Sassanian and Arab Wars.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 7:25 a.m. PST


freecloud16 Sep 2018 2:13 a.m. PST

I have Early and Komnenan – seemed easier to find opponents for them. I find many rules struggle with the Thematic cavalry formations.

The Last Conformist23 Sep 2018 3:33 a.m. PST

I've considered getting a Maurikian or Thematic army, but there's to much else I want to do first.

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