Classical Hack- Ancient Italic People

The Etruscan Army

etruschopl1 .JPG (69111 byte)

 

Although etruscan were not a particularly aggressive people, they developed a notably efficent military sistem: its structure deeply influenced the growing power of Rome so that the Servian Roman Army was modelled on the Etruscan system.

Military organization was based on town levies which was enlisted on social bases. First Class was formed by noble and rich citizens and included, over heavy hoplites with greek style panoplia, a small group of cavalry. Second Class infantry was formed by less heavily armoured infantry and with italic style armour and weapons. Third Class was much more light armed and equipped, while IV Class citizens formed skirmish type troops, armed with shooting weapons.

etruschopl2 .JPG (179460 byte)Etruscan I Class Hoplites

Etruscan armies included often mercenaries unit from italic people (as Sannites, Campanians or Celtic tribes). The army was usually deployed in lines composed by units of 100-400 men with cavalry on the flanks and skirmishers on the front. Etruscan cavalry often dismounted to fight as infantry; in these occsion cavalry tasks were left to mecenary contingents.

Unit

Figure

Type

Command

Morale

Weapon

Cost

MV

Lucumone (General)

1

Ch

60

A

Spr/shd

110

+10

I Class Hoplites

16

HI

60

B

Lspr/shd

140

+13

II Class Infantry

16

MI

40

C

Lspr/shd

88

+8

III Class Infantry

12

LMI

30

C

Lspr/shd

66

+6

IV Class

10

LI

20

L

Jav/shd

40

+3

IV Class

10

LI

20

L

Bow

40

+3

IV Class

10

LI

20

L

Sling/shd

40

+3

Nobles

9

HC

40

B

Jav/shd

85

+9

Mercenaries units              
Gauls

12

LMI

30

T

Jav/swd/shd

78

+7

Samnites

16

HI

60

C

Jav/shd

108

+11

Campanian Cavalry

12

HC

40

C

Jav/shd

76

+8

Italic cavalry

10

LC

30

C

Jav

60

+5

etruschimil .JPG (218120 byte) Etruscan II Class Infantry

 

The Markers!

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by Arcangelo Calabrese & Luca Marini

"Miles Gloriosus Wargame" - Rome

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