Additional Units Mod (AUM) 3.0
A sub-mod for TATW 3.2
After the forming of Arnor, most men who enlisted in her services were deployed into her Men at Arms companies. Although, a hand picked number of those who saw regular service were drawn into the formation of a completely separate regiment, consisting solely of grizzled veterans and skilled swordsmen from all over Arnor. Unlike their fellow servicemen, these men are full-time, professional, soldiers with the sole occupation of safe guarding Arnor's best interests at home or wherever their fabled King decrees. They still retain their newly forged, Númenórean, helmets along with sword and shield, however, due to their fierce loyalty and service, they are rewarded with completely re-forged cuirass' made from the purest steel the smiths from the blue mountains can provide. All in all, these soldiers make up the most experienced of Arnor's military base as a result, they command respect at home and on the battle field where they are admired by their allies and rightly feared by their enemies.
After rebuilding the ancient kingdom of Arnor, it soon became apparent that the multiple, naturally occurring, choke points and bridges throughout the new state were potential gateways for opposing races to exploit. This called for the re-integration of Dúnedain with one of their most trusted, and oldest, allies; the spear. Equipped and Armoured by some of the finest smiths from the blue mountains, they make great usage of their fine steel cuirass and chain composite armour. These Dúnedain spearmen are, due partly to their heritage, highly talented and skilled with their use of spear and shield. They should form the back bone of most Arnorian General's armies due, partly, to their agile usage of both spear and master crafted steel breastplate. However they also compliment the use of the relatively new Pike regiments. Deployed on either flank, they are best used to deter potential cavalry flanking manoeuvres. These men are drawn from the upper echelons of the middle classes, those who would benefit the most from the maintaining of a federalised Arnor, hence they are amongst her most loyal and reliable subjects who would be willing to protect, at any cost, the last the claimant of the Dúnedain!
Hollow Steel Marksmen
These noble men have a proud legacy which precedes them in the usage of the renown Hollow Steel bows. Such as it's iconic status that it resonates within the hearts and minds of all who serve along side these men, inspiring loyalty, bravery and comradery in all the good people of the new state of Arnor. The archers themselves mostly consist of men with partly Dúnedain heritage, for this is all that is required to equip such a marvel of a weapon. This style of weapon was made famous by the Kings of old and their retinues, but now; as age has been left to its own devices, many of the original Hollow Steel bows were lost to time and decay. Yet, just enough survived in order to be refitted into the armies of Arnor once more. Those who serve her ranks are outfitted with some of the finest steel middle earth can produce, forming formidable breastplates and helmets which strike fear, rightly so, into all that oppose them. Although, the limited number of partly Dúnedain men and Hollow Steel bows makes equipping a regiment of these fine archers lengthy and very costly. But, in the greater scheme of things, this is a worthwhile concession in the path to fielding such feared and magnificent archers who can trace their ancestry back to the original kingdoms. These men are rivalled in their prowess and skilled marksmanship only by the Elves, and this is enough for the men of Arnor to rally behind these men in awe!
Dismounted Arnor Knights
The claymore would appear, to many, as an impractical choice of weapon for a man who is already weighed down by clad plate armour, but these men know, through extensive training, exactly how to manage both heavy instruments, whilst at the same time keeping themselves in sync with their foes. As Arnor was reforged recently, the King is in desperate need of 'power house' type soldiers who can swing the tide of battle seemingly on their own, and these men are exactly those men. These men have dismounted and, hence, separated from their mounted counterparts so as to specialise as shock infantry. With a part Dúnedain heritage, and opting to fight on foot, these knights wield colossal two handed swords, reforged by the smiths of the blue mountains, making these men a worthy adversary for the majority of Middle Earth's finest soldiers, let alone what they are expected to face. They separate themselves from the rest of the newly created Arnorian soldiers by choosing not to use the symbolic Arnorian helmets of old, instead they opt for the more heavier, and expensive, partial plate helmets. The only real disadvantage that surrounds these knights is the apparent, numerical, lack of them.
An exceptional example of the Lôke-Khans willing evolution within the Dragon Regiments, the Lôke-Shah Rim are heavily armoured swordsmen who wield, with deadly precision, viciously curved swords and heavy shields in perfect unison. These are the men who are best employed in the fiercest and closest of combat; places where pikes and maces are just too large and cumbersome to be used efficiently. Typically, they should be used to compliment their pike armed counterparts, as their versatility allows for them to break inferior quality soldiers who would attempt to out manoeuvre or flank them. As they are expected to see the bulwark of the battle, their shields are made of high quality golden steel which allows for them to protect themselves amply long enough to out move their enemy and land, numerous, fatal blows. Although, when left to their own devices, they are still a capable force: able to sustain opposing heavy infantry regiments long enough to be relieved by their heavy mounted allies. In all, the Lôke-Shah Rim are best deployed behind the Lôke-Khans army, that way they are protected from cavalry charges and left open to engage and relieve pinned down pike regiments, for they are truly agile with their swords; they are best used quick and fast with deadly efficiency.
Halberdiers appear throughout the Lôke Khans legions in response to Rohan's massive contingent of mounted warriors. Therefore, it would not be unusual to expect that such a specialisation would occur, outside the ranks of the Lôke-Gamp Rim and their pike drills. These fiercesome halberdiers assist the Lôke Khan in his confrontations with Rohan as their specialised, hooked, halberds allow for easy dismounting of potential Rohirrim in nearly any scenario. To add to their specialisation, they wield the broad, iconic, Rhún golden steel shields on their backs as a way of protecting themselves from their mounted archer foes which would otherwise make easy pickings of the only, naturally, vacant space in these soldiers armour. As a force, they have gathered renown for their devout loyalty to their Khan, and they value his safety amongst their top priority upon engaging with him in battle. Their place within the Dragon legion is to mutually assist the Lôke-Gamp Rim in their role of deterring cavalry, yet these soldiers are also efficient in engaging infantry, also. As their halberds allow for close quarter combat, these soldiers have more than earned their reputation as being fiercely effective against the enemies of their Lôke Khan.
The Lôke-Hash Rim are the composite members of the Dragon legions, capable of fulfilling numerous roles within the Lôke Khans mighty armies. These medium swordsmen are bet put to use when breaks occur in pike wall. As they choose to be lighter equipped than most of their counterparts within the Dragon legion, they should be used sparingly and not left to endure the hardships of battle for too long. However, their choice for less equipment makes them quicker to react than their more armoured allies. Their equipment, like most within the Lôke khans army, is made up of golden steel plates and they make great use of their deadly sabres and large shield combination. Their durable nature is most likely the response to the consistent training they endured upon entry as middle swordsmen. As a result, they are deadly when deployed correctly and with the right execution.
The Easterling Cavalry regiments are amongst some of the Lôke Khan's most vicious soldiers. They are more than a force to be reckoned with, armed specially with light wooden lances and fast horses, they make crushing charges into the Dragon Legions foes. But unlike most lancers of Middle Earth, these horsemen are also outfitted with a shield on their back which makes their initial charge more accurate as they are allowed more control over their horse. This is the result of the lack of constraint of having a shield equipped as well. But, when in the thick of combat, these men then armour themselves with their shield and deadly blades to make a force of cavalry which should be more than feared by most foes. The real success of these cavalry lies in their durable armour which, although slightly less thick than their cataphract allies, allows them to stay committed in battle long enough to cut bloody swathes through their foes. The Easterling Cavalry have a very good reason to be feared on the battlefield and this will be proven by any competent general who engages the Lôke Khan's armies in battle!
The Lôke-Tudnas Rim are the composite members of the Dragon legions, capable of fulfilling numerous roles within the Lôke Khans mighty armies. These medium swordsmen are bet put to use when breaks occur in pike wall. As they choose to be lighter equipped than most of their counterparts within the Dragon legion, they should be used sparingly and not left to endure the hardships of battle for too long. However, their choice for less equipment makes them quicker to react than their more armoured allies. Their equipment, like most within the Lôke khans army, is made up of golden steel plates and they make great use of their deadly sabres and large shield combination. Their durable nature is most likely the response to the consistent training they endured upon entry as middle swordsmen. As a result, they are deadly when deployed correctly and with the right execution. In order to protect the the Lôke-Khans settlements these capable soldiers also use a very powerful longbow, which they use with devasting efficency.
The races of Noldor, for as long as time can remember, have been exposed to consistent warfare. Due to this legacy of pain and endurance of all arrays of evil, the noble Noldor who form the Eldar Guardians have became hardened. Their role is to protect the last remaining major centres of Elven culture and society. The bastions of civility and pride, whilst at the same time undying reservoirs of the purest talent. Those who make up the ranks of the Eldar Guardians are those reputable warriors who are judged to be less valiant than the Eldar Swordsmen, regardless, they are still some of the most tried and skilled swordsmen Noldor has to offer. They follow the typical layout of equipment for the Eldar battalions, apart from having the additional protection of their large, fine, Elven shields which are constructed from the purest of materials available. Due to their extensive knowledge of their homelands, they make deadly ambushers within Elven soil but also make surprisingly good defensive infantry. These Elves are amongst the most loyal of the Noldor to their superiors, but in battle this is hardly realised due to their uncharacteristically coarse nature and red blooded fury that is unmatched within their kin, or within many opponent in Middle Earth. For these are truly seasoned spectacles to be seen on the field of battle!
Razor's Eldar Units
I've included Razors reworked Eldar units. Thanks to him for his permission to let me use them. If you want to see how they look, visit his thread and dont forget to rep him
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The Shieldbearers are amongst some of the finest retinue regiments the Silvan Elves have to field. They are not well known for their formidable skill or for their thick, and dense, armour, rather they are well known for their ability to battle as a vigorous and cohesive fighting force. In this aspect, they are unrivalled. The majority of these Elves are drawn from the indigenous, but slightly less dexterous, peoples of Mirkwood. A realm within itself. The people here are well accustomed to the hardships which Sauron's occupation brought, as a result, they are more than willing to fight alongside the Sindar and Silvan with the ultimate aim of removing this scourge once and for all. They are equipped by the Silvan Elves in a similar fashion to their main, spear, regiments but with one difference. They wield a short sword and large shield combination. This combination only adds to their extremely agile quick movements resulting in a truly efficient regiment. Any Sindar General with a regiment of these proud Elves will have a very well balanced fighting force which is more than capable of turning the tide of battle at any given moment.
Dismounted Royal Kinsmen
The Royal Kinsmen are those men who can trace their descendants back to some of the strongest, and most renown, horsemen amongst the Kingdom of Rohan. In times of peace they fulfil the roles of advisors and ministers for the King himself and, therefore, are able to afford the high quality scale armour that boasts resilient qualities to strikes from both sword and arrow alike. When dismounted these Nobles are amongst the finest archers Rohan can muster, their heavy scale armour allows for them to endure volleys of arrow fire whilst, at the same time, returning such a volley with added ferocity. As these men choose to enter the field of battle dismounted, they are also considerably more accurate than their mounted counterparts whilst still remaining a legitimate threat to any ambitious general who would try to expand into Rohan's sovereign lands. These men are rightly feared, as many who oppose them will often see a volley of arrows, marked by the nobles house themselves, right before they slip into the cold embrace of death itself.
The Royal Kinsmen are those men who can trace their descendants back to some of the strongest, and most renown, horsemen amongst the Kingdom of Rohan. In times of peace they fulfil the roles of advisors and ministers for the King himself and, therefore, are able to afford the high quality scale armour that boasts resilient qualities to strikes from both sword and arrow alike. When mounted they make for excellent horse archers, although their heavy armour reduces their mobility in comparison with their lighter counterparts. These nobles are amongst the hardiest men in Rohan, and with their deadly accuracy with bow and master horsemanship, they make for a deadly visage for all those who would try and defy the rights of the King of Rohan.
Rider of the Westfold
These impressive mounted axemen wield their ferocious long axes with abdandon, choosing to wear lighter mail armour and specialising in hit-and-run raiding tactics. As their primary purpose is to give fluidity to Rohan's armies, they are purely offensive cavalry, well suited to disrupting those who would dare encroach on their borders. The very nature of the Riders being lighter than the rest of their unit class affords them more flexibility; being able to spring ambushes, raids and flanking procedures with little hassle, and thereby making them indispensable to their King. Hailing from the displaced populace of the Westfold, their sheer reliability is only matched by their complete hatred for the forces of Isengard and her wretched abominations!
Note: This Mod is save game compatible!
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