I wish to play samurais !
But according to the samurai army list I have two questions:
- Mounted samurai have (7+) for shooting so it concerns mounted samurais with bow. (H-9001)
What about mounted samurais with yari? (H-9011) what are there stats?
- Foot samurais (H-9002) are considered as shooting ones ???? with a (7+) shooting stat. Aren't they samurais with yari/nagis? in this case they don't shoot ! is there a mistake?
Thanks and have a good play !
The current samurai list is aimed at the early period from about1300 when the bow was a principle samurai weapon both for the foot and mounted - the samurai had mostly abandoned the bow by the time of the Onin War (1467-1477) in favour of the naginata and Yari. This was a gradual process over time and to reflect this we have now created differentiated army lists for the early and later periods. I will publish these on the forum very shortly; they are included in the revised H&H Medieval army lists which along with the up-dateds version of the rules will be available on line in a couple of months.
Mounted samurai with yari have the same stats as European heavy horse: B class, movement 3 +1CR, A2 armour, combat 5 +4 impact, points 14.
Foot samouri (without bow) B class, movement 1 +1CR, A2 armour, combat 6 +1 impact, points 13.
A key feature of the H&H army lists is that they are designed to provide a framework on to which players can construct the particular characteristics of units and armies for a point in history and geographical location. Many hundreds of different army lists would be required to very accurately reflect medieval army characteristics at a particular time, place, battle, campaign etc. It would be a really interesting and absorbing project to do!
It's true, I was thinking about late samurai.
I am Happy to know all the updated rules and army lists to come. *impatient*
I have few informations about late samurai, perhaps too few. I will help as I could.
(it will be good to implement for samurais a "betreyal" possibility and a particular command rule ... perhaps a bit heavy for H&H medieval)