Armies of the Iron League Part Four: Sunndi

The Triumph! army lists continue; this time we have the indominatable Sunndi. Sunndi is an interesting case, because here we have regular human troops, gnomes, dwarves, and elves, as well as human woodsmen.

According to Dragon 57, these are the proportions of the Sunndian army as of CY 579 or so (not counting the dwarves, hillmen, and gnomes guarding the border against Medegia):

4 elf / 1 woodsman / 1.5 light horse / 4 infantry / 1 dwarf / 1 halfling / 1 gnome / 6 militia

This actually gives us an interesting situation, and an opportunity to use the allies and optional troops that we see in the Meshwesh army lists, as the demihumans are mostly described as being semi-independent.

Let’s translate these into Triumph! troop types. Elves are skirmishers (but will, like all the demihuman troops, have a battle card that gives them a bit of added color), woodsmen would be archers (with a battle card giving them a bonus when attacking from forest), light horse is bad horse (as we did with Idee), Greyhawk Wars gives Idee light infantry, so it makes sense to use light foot for the infantry, dwarves are elite foot, halflings are usually slingers and the like so skirmishers makes sense, gnomes are… umm… hmm. The sources don’t really give any details on what they are, so I’m going to fall back on the trusty Monster Manual, which tells us that gnomes are 40% armed with club and spear, so I’m going to go with light spear. Finally, the militia are skirmishers because of their weapons, with the hillmen having the added benefit of the hillmen battle card. To differentiate between them, the hillmen figures will be slingers, while the interior figures will be crossbowmen.

So here’s what we come up with for Sunndi.

Iron League Sunndi

CY 576-580

Invasion Rating 1

Maneuver Rating 2

Home Topography: arable, forest, hilly

General’s troop type: Bad Horse

Army Battle Cards: Fortified Camp

Required Troops

Troop TypesMinMaxBattle LineRestrictionsBattle Cards
Bad Horse
Light Horse
Light Foot
06Elven Troops
Hillmen Militia
Interior Militia

Optional Contingents

Glorioles/Hestmark Demihumans

Troop TypesMinMaxBattle LineRestrictionsBattle Cards
Elite Foot
12AllCY 578-580Dwarven Troops
01CY 578-580Halfling Troops
Light Spear
01AllCY 578-580Gnome Troops

Ally Troop Options

Iron Hills Dwarves

Troop TypesMinMaxRestrictionBattle Cards
Warband12CY 579-580Dwarven Troops
Elite Foot12CY 579-580Dwarven Troops

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