Prelude: If there's a land that interests me in Fantasy that hasn't been given proper dues, I would say it's Estalia. The battleground of the Araby invasions and sight of several Empire crusades, it seems a bit frustrating that we're at best proxying them with Dogs of War. Thus I am interested in the creation of an army-list for them.
Army Style: Estalia is a land of contrasts, between Araby opulence and Estalian ruthlessness. Compared with Bretonnian or Imperial knights, Estalian Lanceros are much lighter equipped, yet even they are considered heavy relative to the lighter cavalry they wield. If there is any signiature unit of Estalia, it would have to be the Jinete: a light, armored horseman armed with javelins, capable of harassing melee troops or attacking ranged ones.
Estalian infantry is similarly unlike those of its northern neighbors. While less armored or heavily equipped, their troops are much faster and trained for fast combat and relocation. If there is any signiature infantry of the time, it would be the Almogavar, a lightly armored spearman trained to fight in a style akin to the Reman Legionaires. Skirmishing javelinmen and heavy axemen round off the list.
They may be lead by many commanders, from Estalian Diestros to Araby sorcerers, to Warrior-Priests of Mannan.
Now to put some numbers and stats behind the concept. HIYA!
EDIT: Here we go:
Araby Sorcerer Lord
High Priest of Myrmida
Warrior-Priest of Myrmida
Rodleros: 7 pts/model.
WS 4, BS 3, S 3, T 3, W 1, I 4, Ld 7, A 1.
Equipment: Light armor, Shield.
Options: One may upgrade to a duellist for () pts a model. One may be a musician for () pts a model. They may carry a standard for () pts a model.
Special Rules: Warband. Rodleros are trained to fight in dispersed formation, ranking up in close combat. To represent this, they fight using the Raiders rules from the Beastman book; this means they move like Skirmishers yet as long as they're not flanked they can acquire a rank bonus of up to +2.
-See Empire crossbowmen.
Iconic light cavalry, the Jinetes are medium cavalry noted for their skill with the javelin. Riding out before the main Estalian armies, they pelt their foes with javelins before moving in to perform the killing blow.
Points: (working this out)
WS 4, BS 3, S 3, T 3, W 1, I 3, Ld 8, A 1
Equipment: Javelin, Light Armor, Spear, Shield
Formed either from nobility or merchant families who can afford a warhorse, the Estalian Lanceros are devestating cavalry capable of crushing foes on the charge!