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TIBETAN

Historical Overview

Modern politics colours any view of Tibet as a stand-alone power during this era, Chinese scholars keen to claim that the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) sort of ran it as a closely subservient client state with the Ming enjoying unquestioned sovereignty over Tibet, pointing to the Ming court's issuing of various titles to Tibetan leaders, Tibetans' full acceptance of these titles, and a renewal process for successors of these titles that involved traveling to the Ming capital however most scholars outside China believe that the relationship was one of suzerainty, that Ming titles were only nominal, that Tibet remained an independent region outside Ming control, and that it simply paid tribute until the reign of Jiajing (1521–1566)

Tibetan leaders during the Ming frequently engaged in civil war and conducted their own foreign diplomacy with neighboring states such as Nepal. The Ming initiated sporadic armed intervention in Tibet during the 14th century, but did not garrison permanent troops there. At times the Tibetans also used armed resistance against Ming forays. The Wanli Emperor (r. 1572–1620) made attempts to reestablish Sino-Tibetan relations after the Mongol-Tibetan alliance initiated in 1578, which affected the foreign policy of the subsequent Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) of China in their support for the Dalai Lama of the Gelug. By the late 16th century, the Mongols were successful armed protectors of the Gelug Dalai Lama, after increasing their presence in the Amdo region. This culminated in Güshi Khan's (1582–1655) conquest of Tibet from 1637–1642.

Manufacturers

This is just people with Tibetan Cavalry ranges - lots of generic cataphracts and Mongol figures might also work. A listing of who supplies what can be found in my 15mm Suppliers directory You can see some of the figures in the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site
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Tactics

  • Maximising the Heavily Armoured Nobles is the starting point for any list for Tibetans
  • Running a mix of 6's and 4's for the Armoured Cavalry allows you to provide rear support for the Cataphracts as well as some meaty 6-pack units of Armoured Cavalry that can go toe to to (with a General) with a lot of other stuff too
  • You really aren't doing much skirmishing - this is about charging home asap, possibly after a volley of two of archery fire
  • You will lose a BG of cavalry to enemy artillery fire, so learn to live with it, and make sure it's a 4-pack
  • A large unit of foot slingers is not that effective at shooting, but if they can get close enough to enemy artillery (3 inches) they can absorb shooting that is otherwise targeting your Cataphracts. Again a potentially worthwhile sacrifice to make in order to get the Cats into contact.

Lists

800AP list
  • 1 Warriors warriors Unarmoured Poor Lt Spear 6
  • 2 Light Horse LH Unarmoured Average Bow Sword 4
  • 3 Light Horse LH Unarmoured Average Bow Sword 6
  • 4 Retainers Cavalry Armoured Average Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 4
  • 5 Retainers Cavalry Armoured Average Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 6
  • 6 Retainers Cavalry Armoured Average Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 6
  • 7 Nobles Cavalry Hvy Armd Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 4
  • 8 Nobles Cavalry Hvy Armd Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 4
  • 9 Nobles Cavalry Hvy Armd Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 4
  • 10 Nobles Cavalry Hvy Armd Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword 6
  • 11 Nomads LF Unarmoured Average sling 6
  • 4 TCs

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