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By Nik Gaukroger

ISBN-10: 1846036909

ISBN-13: 9781846036903

"If you recognize the enemy and comprehend your self, your victory won't stand unsure; when you be aware of Heaven and recognize Earth, you can make your victory whole" (Sun Tzu, The paintings of War). Empires of the Dragon, the recent significant other e-book for box of Glory, finds the secrets and techniques of the armies of Asia, from the samurai of Japan and the forces of the Qin to the elephant hordes of India and Thailand. With old overviews, maps and art, and information for countless numbers of recent troop forms, generals now have every thing they should recognize to command or weigh down the empires of the a long way East.

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Choose an army based on the maxima and minima in the list below. The following special instructions apply to this army: • Commanders should be depicted as cavalry. qxd:Layout 1 3/6/09 16:24 Page 34 EMPIRES OF THE DRAGON QIANG AND DI Territory Types: Former Qin or Later Qin – Agricultural, Developed, Hilly, Steppe. Others – Agricultural, Hilly, Mountains. qxd:Layout 1 3/6/09 16:25 Page 35 THREE KINGDOMS KOREAN QIANG AND DI ALLIES Allied commander Field Commander/Troop Commander Troop Type Troop name From 300 AD Cavalry Any date 40/25 Capabilities Bases per BG Total bases Type Armour Quality Training Cataphracts Heavily Armoured Superior Undrilled – Lancers, Swordsmen 18 4 Cavalry Armoured Superior Undrilled – Lancers, Swordsmen 16 4 Cavalry Armoured Superior Undrilled Bow Swordsmen 18 4 Cavalry Protected Superior Undrilled Bow Swordsmen 14 4 Average Undrilled Bow Swordsmen Average Undrilled Bow Swordsmen 10 4–6 6 6–10 8–40 8 6–8 0–8 Cavalry Protected Unprotected Light Horse Unprotected Protected Average Undrilled – Light Spear, Swordsmen Medium Foot Armoured Average Undrilled – Light Spear, Swordsmen Medium Foot Warriors Archers 1 Points Shooting Close Combat per base Medium Foot Unprotected Light Foot Unprotected 11 10 4–6 Average Undrilled Bow – 5 6–8 Average Undrilled Bow – 5 6–8 0–4 0– 12 0– 12 6–12 THREE KINGD OMS KOREAN maintain a stalemate with the other Korean kingdoms.

The Chinese troops were of poor quality and it was their pitiful performance that lost the Fei River battle. The Qiang ruled Later Qin (384–417 AD) was a successor state to the Former Qin and it is likely they also used Chinese troops. Although it is far from clear, we assume that the cavalry were heavily influenced by their nomad neighbours and so they are classified in the same way. The Former Qin levied large numbers of Chinese infantry in the same way that some QIANG OR DI STARTER ARMY (AFTER 30 0 AD) Commander-in-Chief Sub-commanders 1 2 Cataphracts 2 BGs Horse archers 4 BGs Warriors 3 BGs Foot archers 2 BGs Camp Total 1 11 BGs Troop Commander 2 x Troop Commander Each comprising 4 bases of cataphracts: Superior, Heavily Armoured, Undrilled Cataphracts – Lancers, Swordsmen Each comprising 4 bases of horse archers: Average, Unprotected, Undrilled Light Horse – Bow, Swordsmen Each comprising 6 bases of warriors: Average, Protected, Undrilled Medium Foot – Light Spear, Swordsmen Each comprising 8 bases of foot archers: Average, Unprotected, Undrilled Light Foot – Bow Unfortified camp Camp, 24 mounted bases, 34 foot bases, 3 commanders BUILDING A CUSTOMISED LIST USING OUR ARMY POINTS • A Qiang or Di allied commander’s contingent must conform to the Qiang and Di allies list below, but the troops in the contingent are deducted from the minima and maxima in the main list.

Qxd:Layout 1 4/6/09 07:35 Page 42 EMPIRES OF THE DRAGON BUILDING A CUSTOMISED LIST USING OUR ARMY POINTS • Commanders should be depicted as cavalry. • Tribal ally foot cannot be used with any Choose an army based on the maxima and minima in the list below. The following special instructions apply to this army: Tribal ally mounted. • The army must include at least as many Medium Foot crossbowmen bases as “close combat foot” bases. • Chinese Cavalry can always dismount as Average, Armoured or Protected (as mounted type), Drilled, Medium Foot – Heavy Weapon.

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