Alternative List for Hussite (List 80, Book 4)

Cold, Ag 1 (Ag 3 between 1427 and 1431), Rv, H(S), H(G), Wd, Rgo, Rd, BUA

C-in-C - Reg Bd(O) @27ap or Reg Kn(O)@32ap                                                    1

Sub-general - Reg kn(F)@31ap or Reg Kn(O)@32ap or Reg WWg(O)@30ap        1-2

Mounted Scouts with Crossbows- Irr LH(I)@3ap                                                     0-4

War-wagons, Mounting light guns or crewed by crossbow/handgunners

- Reg WWg(O)@10ap                                                                                              11-22

Mixed Flailmen and Halberdiers- Reg Bd(I)@5ap                                                  1 per WWg or per 2 WWg TF

Bombards - Reg Art(S)@10ap                                                                                 0-4

Ditch to cover front of wagons and troops between them- TF 2ap                           0-60

Chains to cover gaps between wagons - TF(treat as gateways)@4ap                      0-23

Count Bombards as mounted on stationary Wagons@10ap                                   0-4

Replace Warwagons with entrenched Warwagons as part of the camp defences- TF @1AP any, 2TF per WWg

Warwagon crews, Reg Bw(O)@5 AP or Reg Bw(I)@4AP ............................... 1 per Wwg TF

 

Only after 1420 AD:

Hussite cavalry - Reg Kn(F)@11ap                                                                         0-8

Only from 1420 to 1435

Prague or other City Ally-general, Reg Kn(O)@32ap                                           *0-1

Re-grade Bd in a General's command to City Militia Spear, Reg Sp(I)@4ap     **0-10

Only after 1422 AD:

Upgrade Hussite cavalry including Nobles to Reg Kn(O)12ap                                 0-2

Upgrade Bd(I) to Reg Bd(O)@7ap                                                                           any

Only from 1421 AD to 1431AD:

Polish Allies - list Polish (Bk 4) [can include Lithuanians]                                      ***0-12

 

Notes

* Prague or City ally general can only be used if the CinC is an Orebite or Taborite General and may not be used with  the Polish allies . For the purposes of reliability and swapping sides Medieval German and Later Hungarian opponents count as if a civil war.

** If the Prague Ally General is used all must be in his command, Otherwise one Sub General command must include all spear.

***The Polish General maybe purchased at full sub/cinc cost, his command is treated as a subgeneral command and cannot be unreliable.

Warwagons replaced by TF and associated Warwagon crews must be deployed with the crews defending such WWg TF.

 

 

My reasons

(Ag 3 between 1427 and 1431)

       This represents Prokop the Great's multiple invasions of German territory. In these years the Hussites were on the offensive.

Count Bombards as mounted on stationary Wagons@10ap                                   0-4

Replace Warwagons with entrenched Warwagons as part of the camp defences- TF @1AP any, 2TF per WWg

Warwagon crews, Reg Bw(O)@5 AP or Reg Bw(I)@4AP ............................... 1 per Wwg TF

Some sources seem to suggest that the Hussite heavy artillery was placed on raised earthen platforms allowing them to fire over the defensive wagon wall. As the rules do not allow these to be represented I have fudged it to allow them to be mounted on wagons. They can now have ditches infront of them and be part of the wagonwall. This allowing them to fire over attacking infantry.  

As the Hussite standard battle tactic was an entrenched battle line of wagons WWg can be replaced with camp tf and associated crews.

Only from 1420 to 1435

Prague or other City Ally-general                                                                       *0-1

Re-grade Bd in a General's command to City Militia Spear                               **0-10

This is to represent the dubious nature of the city alliances. The garrison of Kutna-Hora in 1421 swapped sides, joining the Emperor's army. The Orebite army under Jan Zizka fought a brief war with the City of Prague. The defeat of the City led to an alliance with the Orebites but this was dissolved on the death of Jan Zizka, before it could be truly tested. The re-grade option for the Bd is to represent 'old' style city militia's, Prague being noted as using large numbers of mercenaries to bolster their army. The missile men are assumed to man the Cities warwagons, which they had adopted whole heartedly.

Notes

* Prague or City ally general can only be used if the CinC is an Orebite or Taborite General and may not be used with  the Polish allies . For the purposes of reliability and swapping sides Medieval German and Later Hungarian opponents count as if a civil war.

** If the Prague Ally General is used all must be in his command, Otherwise one Sub General command must include all spear.

***The Polish General maybe purchased at full sub/cinc cost, his command is treated as a subgeneral command and cannot be unreliable.

        See above note on Ally General's. City loyalty was probably not in question when part of an Utraquist coalition. Later Hungarian is included as the Emperor Sigismund was King of Hungary at the time and at least one of his armies contained large numbers Hungarian troops.

       Zygmunt Korybut, Polish regent for Bohemia was nominal CinC at several battles, although in reality over all command was in the hands of the Taborite or Orebite Generals, hence the sub-general option.

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