In Legends of Al-Andalus you might encounter the army of one of the Christian states.
Talk the Talk with the Christians
See Talk the Talk. The NPCs are Rep 5 for this encounter. Additional NPC reaction modifiers are:
- +2d6 if you are hated enemy (e.g. a Bandit, Emir’s Army, Mujahids).
|Passed die difference||Reaction|
|Swept of feet||Christians take an instant dislike to you but rather than attack they offer a Challenge of Champions. If you refuse then they become Belligerent. .|
|Favourable||Christians take an instant dislike to you but rather than attack they offer a Challenge of Champions. If you accept and win then you can leave without your loot. If you accept and lose then they enslave you. If you refuse, or otherwise become uncooperative, then they become Belligerent.|
|Indifferent||Christians take an instant dislike to you and attack. Open Battle encounter.|
|Ask a Favour||Christians take an instant dislike to you and attack. Open Battle encounter.|
|Belligerent||Christians take an instant dislike to you and attack. Open Battle encounter.|
Throw 2d6 on the recruitment table until you have a force of sufficient points.
|Special||Ricos Hombres (K)||6||A/LSh||Lance, Sword||Horse||30|
|2||Mercenary Light Cavalry (MM)||4||N/Sh||Javelin, Sword||Horse||17|
|3-5||Armoured Cavalry (K)||5||A/LSh||Lance, Sword||Horse||28|
|6-7||Javelinmen (W)||4||P||Spear, Javelin (Heavy)||16|
|8||Archers (M)||4||N||Short Bow||12|
In Spain cavalry were not restricted to the nobility. If you could afford a horse then you were cavalry. If you could afford armour then you fought with the nobles. So Armoured Cavalry includes Nobles, Knights and Wealthy non-nobles (called Caballos Villanos).
?? TODO ?? Ricos Hombres
Mercenary light cavalry are either Basques or Berbers. Such javelin and shield armed cavalry became known as Jinetes, a term derived from the name of a Berber clan.
Javelinmen can discard their leather jerkin to become armour class N for a reduced cost of -2. Their equipment included a heavy javelin which is treated as a throwing axe. Javelinmen from Catalonia and Aragon were called Almughavares which basically means raiders.