- Dec 27, 2012
If you're strapped for cash and only need a few hundred men to turn the tide, small cheap mercenary bands are pretty useful. It might not make a big difference if you're the Abbasid Empire fighting the Byzantines, but what if you're a count trying to annex your neighbour's county?The mercenary stuff seems neat on paper, but the horse lord version seemed a bit flawed on the whole "hiring" aspects of the dynamic merc groups. There would be a whole lot of groups with a small amount of men, and it didn't seem worth ever actually hiring any of them. What was the incentive there?