Byzantine lists and kontos

davidharvey1
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Byzantine lists and kontos

Postby davidharvey1 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:53 pm

Byzantines almost always get spear rather than kontos, but all military manuals - and there are lot of Byzantine military manuals - refer to troops after about 580 equipped with the kontos and using it as such.

Interested to kno the reasononig for this?

Thanks

Bob Stradling
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Re: Byzantine lists and kontos

Postby Bob Stradling » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:05 pm

I know in the early Byzantine list you can upgrade to Kontos

davidharvey1
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Re: Byzantine lists and kontos

Postby davidharvey1 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:00 pm

You can only upgrade for bouckelaroi unless the list have been amended since I bought them for Christmas


David

Bob Stradling
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Re: Byzantine lists and kontos

Postby Bob Stradling » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:49 am

Early Byzantine - Bucellarii - come equipped with Kontos
Cavalry - can upgrade to Kontos for +1 pt
Light Cavalry - can upgrade to spear

Hearclian Byzantine - no Kontos upgrades for any troops
Thematic Byzantine - no Kontos upgrades for standard cavalry - Cataphracts can upgrade for +2 points
Later Byzantine - no Kontos upgrades for standard cavalry - mercenary Knights have a Lance

I think that covers it.


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