CLASH ! L'autre Jeu d'Histoire
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Caractéristiques en DBR
8. EAST AFRICAN PAGAN 1494 AD - 1700 AD.
Monomotapa: Tropical. Ag 3. Rv, H(G), Wd, RGo, M, BUA. Max Cx3
Zimba or Segeju: Tropical. Ag 4. Rv, H(G), RGo, BUA. Max Cx3
Dinka or Shilluk: Dry. Ag 1. Rv, H(G), RGo, M, D, BUA. Max Cx3
C-in-C - Wb (O) @ 24 AP. 1
Sub-generals - Wb (?) @ 24 AP. 1-2
Warriors - Wb (?) @ 4 AP. 30-150
Youths with bows or javelins guarding herds or scouting - Sk (1) @ 2 AP. 0-6
Reclassify warriors as elders defending villages - Bw (I) @ 3 AP. 0-4
Dry-stone wall or boma extension to protect cattle - FO @ 2 AP. 0-12
Upgrade generals to nobles - Wb (S) @ 25 AP. All
Replace warriors with vassal troops - Wb (I) @ 3 AP. , 0-1/3
Re-classify sub-general as Portuguese adventurer with slaves - Sh (F) @ 16 AP. (2-b 0-2
Only Zimba before 1590 AD:
Reclassify warriors as archers - Bw (I) @ 3 AP or Sk (I) @ 2 AP. 0-1/3
Portuguese allies - List: Portuguese Colonial.
Only Dinka or Shilluk:
Downgrade generals and warriors to - Wb (1) @ 23 AP if general, 3 AP if not. All
Dug-out canoes - Bts (I) @ 1 AP [Wb, Sk]. 0-5
This includes the Shona city-building Monomotapa kingdom of Zimbabwe, the Zimba and Segeju whose migration threatened the Zanj cities, and the pagan nilotic peoples of the East Sudan such as the Shilluk and Dinka who resisted the Funj Empire's expansion. Monomotapa is a Portuguese corruption of Mwene Mutapa "Great Pillager", which implies an initially aggressive stance. They had now abandoned their earlier capital (now the ruins of Great Zimbabwe), but their new cities were equally impressive stone complexes. Their nobles are described as wearing skins with tails trailing on the ground as a sign of rank and wearing swords in gold-decorated wooden scabbards on their left. Other men had spears or bows with good iron arrowheads. They were said to be "warlike men, as well as great traders". Monomotapa controlled a number of vassal states, some of which fell into the hands of Portuguese adventurers who recruited armies from them of 10-25,000 men. An adventurer sub-general can only command vassals or youths. A Monomotapan allied contingent must be commanded by an adventurer and replace all warriors with vassals. The Zimba were expanding from the rolling grasslands of the interior into the coastal plain and terrorising its inhabitants by their ferocity and cannibalism. They are described as armed with bows, poisoned arrows and fire-hardened wooden spears and carrying small wooden shields. In 1589, they were allied with by the Portuguese who used them to capture Mombasa, after which they are said to have eaten the whole population except for a few dozen who jumped into the sea to be shot by Portuguese arquebusiers or killed by sharks. They were shortly after taken in rear while attacking Malindi by the Segeju, another warlike tribe (possibly Bantu) that was moving down the coast, and destroyed. The nilotic Dinka and Shilluk each had stabbing spear, large hide shield and club, but their main weapons were javelins which they drew up in formation to throw, the rear ranks hurling throwing sticks overhead as a high-trajectory distraction. We assume that Monomotapan vassals were similar. The only modern East African people to use the bow as their standard weapon are the Kamba, who themselves ascribe this to being recent immigrants from a forest hunting environment. The Zimba may have been hunter/gardeners rather than pastoralists and needed human flesh for lack of other portable food. We suggest including most Monomotapan and Zimba archer figures as rear ranks of the warband. Modern pastoral peoples regard hunting with almost the same disdain as they do agriculture. For example, the Masai limited archery to uncircumcised youths and to the elderly if defending their village. The option to reclassify village defenders as bowmen is limited to elements initially deployed in a village. Unwalled villages should be fortified with a fence or thorn boma. Village defences can have an extension to protect the cattle herd (baggage).