Here’s a question for you.
I’m working on Eternal Battle at the moment, in between other things, and it’s coming together rather nicely. One of the aims is to be able to model any combatant throughout history. Nice and easy, you say. Of course. The trick here is to be sure that I’ve considered all the various peculiarities down the ages within the core rules – and this is where you come in.
Now I’ve got the obvious viking with sword and shield, samurai, Roman legionary and mounted knight. I’m already accommodating a WWI Tommy, Rhodian slinger, Scythian archer and 20s mobster. What I’m curious about is more unusual combatants. Weapons and fighting styles like Thuggee, kusari-gama, or the asymmetric armour of the retiarus. However, I’m sure I’ll have missed some.
What oddities do you know that I might have missed? What military curiosities should I be including? I’m sure you can think of something.