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Hundred Years War English

Historical Overview Section

The war owes its historical significance to multiple factors. By its end, feudal armies had been largely replaced by professional troops, and aristocratic dominance had yielded to a democratisation of the manpower and weapons of armies. Although primarily a dynastic conflict, the war gave impetus to ideas of French and English nationalism. The wider introduction of weapons and tactics supplanted the feudal armies where heavy cavalry had dominated. The war precipitated the creation of the first standing armies in Western Europe since the time of the Western Roman Empire, composed largely of commoners and thus helping to change their role in warfare. With respect to the belligerents, English political forces over time came to oppose the costly venture. The dissatisfaction of English nobles, resulting from the loss of their continental landholdings, became a factor leading to the civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses (1455–1487). In France, civil wars, deadly epidemics, famines, and bandit free-companies of mercenaries reduced the population drastically. Shorn of its continental possessions, England was left with the sense of being an island nation, which profoundly affected its outlook and development for more than 500 years.

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200 Points The Worlds
Brilliant Included
1 gascons on foot* Foot Knight Elite
2 Men-at-arms Heavy spearmen armour ------
3 Longbowmen Longbowmen Elite
1 Hobilars Medium cavalry impact ------
1 Irish horsemen Light cavalry javelin ----
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Ordinary
2 Longbowmen Longbowmen Elite
2 Gascons Crossbow ------
1 Hobilars Medium spearmen ------
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Ordinary Included
1 English on foot* Foot Knight Elite
2 Men-at-arms Heavy spearmen
3 Longbowmen Longbowmen Elite
2 Bidets Light infantry javelin ----



200 Points britcon
====Ordinary
1 Gascons on Foot Knight on foot ------
2 Men at Arms Heavy spearmen armour ------
3 Longbowmen Longbowmen Elite
1 Gascons Crossbowmen ------
====Ordinary
1 English on Foot Knight on foot ------
2 Men at Arms Heavy spearmen ------
3 Longbowmen Longbowmen Elite
1 Irish Kerns Light infantry javelin ----
1 Irish Kerns Light infantry javelin Elite
====Included, Allied, Ordinary, German
2 Men at Arms Heavy knight impact
1 Spearman Heavy spearmen
1 Mounted Crossbowmen Medium cavalry crossbow
1 Levy Levy
3 Militia Light infantry crossbow


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