DBA IV/68 Medieval Spanish Or Portuguese 1340AD-1485AD

The DBA army list IV/68 Medieval Spanish Or Portuguese 1340AD-1485AD is the Christian army at the tail end of the Reconquista. Mostly the armies this list represents fought each other. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

DBA IV/68 Medieval Spanish or Portuguese

  • (a) Spanish
    • 1 x 3Kn (Gen) [Knights / Men-at-Arms]
    • 2 x 3Kn [Knights / Men-at-Arms]
    • 1 x 3Kn // 4Bd [French or English Men-at-Arms]
      • or 4Lb [English Longbowmen]
      • or 2Lh [Jinetes]
    • 2 x 2LH [Jinetes]
    • 1 x 4Sp [Spearmen]
    • 2 x 3Ax [Javelinmen; Almughavares if Aragonese]
    • 1 x 4Cb [Crossbowmen or Archers]
    • 2 x 2Ps [Crossbowmen, Archers, or Slingers]
  • (b) Portuguese
    • 1 x 3Kn // 4Bd (Gen) [Knights / Men-at-Arms]
    • 3 x 3Kn // 4Bd [Knights / Men-at-Arms including English]
    • 1 x 2LH [Jinetes]
    • 1 x 4Sp [Spearmen]
    • 2 x 3Ax [Javelinmen]
    • 1 x 4Cb [Crossbowmen or Archers]
    • 2 x 2Ps [Crossbowmen, Archers or Slingers]
    • 2 x 2Ps [Crossbowmen, Archers or Slingers]
      • or 4Cb [Crossbowmen or Archers]
    • 2 x 4LB [English Longbowmen]
      • or 4Cb [Crossbowmen or Archers]

Variants

There are problems with the official lists so people have suggested some variants.

Bernd Lehnhoff  

Fanaticus: Bernd Lehnhoff DBM to DBA Armies (Vol. 1, Book IV, — Armies After 999 AD)

Late Spanish Christian States (1340-1485):

Aragon: 2 Kn3*, 1 LH2, 1 LH2 or Ax3, 1 Ax3, 2 Sp4, 3 Bw3 or Ps2 (archers and
crossbowmen), 1 Ps2.

Castilian: 2 Kn3*, 2 LH2, 2 Sp4, 1 Ax3, 2 Bw3 or Ps2 (archers and
crossbowmen), 1 Bw4 or Ps2 or Ax3 (Hermandad or Mudejar), 2 Ps2.

Portugal: 2 Kn3*, 1 LH2, 2 Sp4, 3 Bw3 or Ps2 (archers and crossbowmen), 2
Ax3, 1 Ax3 or Hd(ax6), 1 Ps2. All Portuguese Kn3 can dismount as Bd4.

Elements marked * are historically appropriate for placement of the
General.

Stephen Montague  

Fanaticus: Stephen Montague Medieval Spanish (1350-1485 AD) (DBA 171)

3x3Kn Knights
4x2LH Ginetes
1x4Cb
1x3Aux Almughavars, Mudejars or Portuguese peasant hordes
1x2Ps Slingers, Archers, Crossbowmen or hand gunners
2x4Sp
2Kn/4Bd
or 1x4Bd + 1x4Lb Dismounting Knights are French mercenaries. Blades and
Longbow option are English mercenaries.

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