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Northen crusade ( Baltic/ Lithuanian) units


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Hello everyone, I'm new to Knights of honor 2, i love the first one.

 

Developers if you are still working on units will share some concepts that Lithuanian historians have found about possible equipment. 

Important thing to understand is that after Kievan rus and Poland converted to Christianity Baltic pagan culture became more isolated. That means some unique stiles emerged. Lithuanians didn’t knew how to fight on horse back ( but nobles would travel on horse back to battles) until 13th century so called military revolution in Baltic warfare. And another big thing is Lituanian shield ( smaller version of Pavese shield) and very specific metal cone shaped helmet hard to miss.

Lithuanian sovereign should be called Grand duke while ruler is pagan and king if he is Christian. And please no Russian names !

Concept art for Lithuania in XII and XIII century:

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from left to right 

most armored and with top notch equipment for the time is Grand duke, his court and all other dukes. ( most elite unit) very rare

Dude with big axe is sessional professional soldier. (housecarl or personal guard ?)rare

Dude with sword and spear is core infantry ( man at arms). medium rare

And axe boi is light infantry. (peasantry) common 

 

Concept art for Lithuania in XIV century:

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for game balance:

If no type of ambush and attrition harassment is implemented then just give Lithuanians light skirmish cavalry.

Teutonic knights army should have Baltic conscripts ( Prussian and Latvian). ( could Lithuanian spy instead of bribing whole army convince Baltic contingent to desert ? like in battle of saule and battle of durpe)

Teutonic knights should be more powerful in open battles.

idea is Lithuanian light troops are stronger than western European light troops, but western should have more heavy troops.

 

sources:

for pavise shields in 13th sentuary 

http://myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.22096.html

battle of saule(sun) its a very important battle in Lithuanian history about how balts united to destroy sword brothers of livonia (crusaders)

file:///C:/Users/kakav/Downloads/battle%20of%20saule.pdf

bettle of durpe ( durpes musis) is another big one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Durbe

https://alchetron.com/Battle-of-Durbe

 

p.s. Sorry for man bad english.

 

 

 

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