Loading...
 

Lydian

Historical Overview Section

Lydia was an Iron Age kingdom of western Asia Minor located generally east of ancient Ionia in Turkey's modern provinces of Manisa and inland İzmir. Its population spoke an Anatolian language known as Lydian. According to Herodotus, the Lydians were the first people to introduce the use of gold and silver coinage, and at its greatest extent, the Kingdom of Lydia covered all of western Anatolia.

In 546 BC, the Achaemenid king Cyrus II captured Sardis and Lydia became his satrapy. Lydia remained a satrapy after Persia's conquest by the Macedonian king Alexander III of Macedon. When Alexander's empire fell apart after his death, Lydia went to the major Asian diadoch dynasty, the Seleucids, and when it was unable to maintain its territory in Asia Minor, Lydia fell to the Attalid dynasty of Pergamum. Its last king avoided the spoils and ravage of a Roman conquest war by leaving the realm by testament to the Roman Empire.

Using the army in ADLG

  • Light Chariots are just crap Medium Cavalry. And Medium cavalry are pretty crap to start with, but as a cheap way to extend your HC force they have a role to play
  • Difficult not to start with 8 Heavy Spearmen and work from there
  • One of the big decisions is to armour the spearmen or not. That's a choice between using them to win (armour), and using them not to lose (unarmoured)

User-contributed links about this army.

Army Lists

Sample army lists for this army
Lockdown Podcast Lists
Simons List
Competent
2 Lydian Nobles Heavy cavalry Elite
2 Lydian chariots Light chariot ------
1 Phrygians Light cavalry javelin ------
2 Lydian Nobles Heavy cavalry ------
==
Competent
6 Lydians Heavy spearmen
2 Lydian Javelinmen Javelinmen
2 Lydian Swordsmen Medium swordsmen
==
Competent
2 Lydian Nobles Heavy cavalry ----
2 Phyrgians light cavalry javelin ------
2 Lydian Nobles Heavy cavalry elite

Dave's List
Ordinary
6 lydian spearmen heavy spearmen armour
2 javelinmen javelinmen
==
Brilliant
3 lydian nobles heavy cavalry
3 phrygian cavalry light cavalry javelin
2 lydian nobles heavy cavalry
2 javelinmen javelinmen
==
Competent
2 javelinmen javelinmen
2 light foot javelin light infantry javelin
2 phrygian cavalry light cavalry javelin

Peter's List
Competent
4 HI Spear
2 Javelinmen
3 LF Javelin
2 HC
1 LH Javelin
==
Competent
4 HI Spear
2 Javelinmen
3 LF Javelin
2 HC
1 LH Javelin
==
Ordinary Included
2 Javelinmen
2 LH Javelin
1 LCh
(This list is illegal as it has too many Javelin armed foot. Either a couple need to be Medium Spear, a couple of the LF need to have bows or a couple become LCh or LH)

Tims List
Brilliant
2 Nobles Elite
2 Nobles
1 LH Javelin
1 Spearman Armour
==
Competent
6 H Spear Armour
2 Javelinmen
1 LF Bow
2 LF Javelin
==
Ordinary
1 HC Ordinary
2 HC Elite
1 LH Javelin
2 Thracian Javelinmen

Tims List V2
Brilliant
2 Nobles Elite
2 Nobles
1 LH Javelin
2 Spearman Armour
==
Competent
6 H Spear Armour
1 Javelinmen
1 LF Bow
2 LF Javelin
==
Ordinary
1 Chariot
2 HC Elite
1 LH Javelin
2 Thracian Javelinmen

Andy's List
Ordinary
4 Nobles HC Elite
1 LH Javelin
==
Brilliant
2 NObles HC
1 Phrygian LH Javelin
7 Lydian Spear Hoplites
1 Lydian Medium Spear
1 LF Javelin
==
Competent
2 Thracians MF Sword
2 Lydians MF Spear
2 Phrygians Javelinmen
2 LF Bow

Tamsins List
Cmd 1 - Brilliant
6 x Lydian HSp
2 x Lydian Javelinmen
2 x Thracian MSw
2 x Lydian LI Bow
Cmd 2 - Ordinary
4 x Lydian Nobles - HC
3 x Phrygian LC Javelin
Cmd 3 - Ordinary
2 x Lydian Nobles - HC
2 x Lydian LCh
2 x Lydian LC Javelin
2 x Scythian LC Bow


Campaign 2018
5 Spear
1 LH Jav
1 Javelinman
1 LF javelin
1 HCv
Competent geneal
==
3 Spear
1 javelin
2 HCv
1 LH Javelin
2 LF Javlein
Brilliant
==
2 Cv Ordinary
1 Cv included General
1 Elite Cv
1 LH javelin

Switch Language