Ko Choson Korean

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Historical Overview Section

400BC-108BC. Ko Choson was an ancient Korean kingdom. According to the Samguk Yusa and other medieval-era records, Ko Choson is said to have been founded in 2333 BC by Dangun in the legend.

Based on contemporaneous written records, modern historians generally believe it developed from a loose federation into a powerful kingdom between the 8th and 4th centuries BC. During its early phase the capital was located in Liaoning; around 400 BC, this was moved to Pyongyang, while in the south of the peninsula, the Jin state arose by the 3rd century BC.

The kingdom was invaded by the Warring States to Western Han Chinese Han Dynasty in the Ko Chonson-Han War in 108 BC. The confrontation led to the decline and eventual downfall of Ko Chonson, described in Yan records as "arrogant" and "cruel". But the ancient kingdom also appears as a prosperous Bronze Age civilization, with a complex social structure, including a class of horse-riding warriors who contributed to the development of Ko Chonson, particularly the northern expansion into most of the Liaodong basin.and followed by successor states and the Three Kingdoms Korean period of history. The people of Ko Chonson are referred to in Chinese records as Dongyi "eastern barbarians."

Using the army in FoG

  • It's a fairly standard Chinese type mix of Heavy Weapon and Bow mixed units, with some Chariots for fun
  • As such it's like many other armies, but not really as good as it has less variety, and the foot are mostly undrilled.
  • Armoured Bw/Sw Cavalry are unusual in period and might be useful, and 12 is just about enough to cause trouble with.

Tournament Results with this army

Have a look for them on the Official FoG Database on the FoG site - you will not find anything!

User-contributed links about this army:


Put information on allied contingents here - including recommendations on which to use, and why.

Painting and Collecting the Army

  • Paint schemes, insignia, shield designs? Put it here.

15mm Manufacturers supplying figures for this army

There are relatively few companies selling named "Korean" ranges - they are listed here. You may also want to look at Warring States to Western Han Chinese ranges maybe? There might one day be photos on the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site

Yi Korean Cavalry
Yi Korean Cavalry
Korean Bowmen image to come

Army Lists

Sample army lists for this army
Name of Army / Date

  • Using asterisks inthe edit mode creates a bulleted list in the actual site
  • This is a lot easier to do than easier than setting up tables
  • For FoG I suggest listing your army in order or march
  • with troop desctiptions on each line, for example
  • 4 HF Armoured Average Drilled Impact Foot Swordsmen
  • 8 LG Undrilled Unarmoured Poor Bowen
  • Dont forget to include your Generals !!!

Include any notes you want here, including comments on how to use - or play against - the army.

Remember to leave a line before you copy the above section as a template for your own list

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