As previously mentioned I'm intending to do a mini-project around armies that have invaded Georgia. I had a vague idea about who they might be, and resolving that it would be a DBA project I thought would simplify matters, and I could use them to run mini-campaigns at one of Chris K's regular DBA days. I had an outside idea of the armies I'd get, and intended to go for pre-packed jobbies from one of the regular companies. These usually include all of the options, but I thought I'd trade price for convenience and possibly end up with a few bases I'd never use but save the faff of doing the pack lists.
First up I needed to decide who to have. The Allies & Enemies listed in the Army Lists are a bit tenuous, and I wanted to be down around 6 -8 armies at most. And I didn't want to have anyone they bumped into when on Crusade, so the Egyptians were out. I really wanted armies who either invaded Georgia, or were on their borders.
My first thoughts turned to Timurids and Seljuk Turks, and then found out that Phil S of this parish has both of those already. He's done them better than I'd do them anyway, so best not to bother (although he has chosen the elephant option for the Timurids, which is inappropriate for the invasion of Georgia I think). I ended up with a list of five I thought I'd go for:
- Georgians III/71c
- Cilician Armenians IV/2 (although that should be Kilician really)
- Alans II/58
- Ilkhanids IV/46
- Mongol Conquest IV/35