I’ve been tinkering a lot with the Dragon Age RPG lately, coming up with ideas for our home game. One issue that came up in game recently was the need to hire a group of soldiers. In search of an easy system for determining monthly pay rates, I turned to my old D&D Rules Compendium, Chapter 11.
On page 133 is a great Mercenaries table. I thought the mercenaries classifications listed there fit a Dragon Age game pretty well. I compared the currency differences between the two games — and compared ideas about lodging and food between the two games as well to get the basics. After discussing it with my GM (yeah, I’m not running this game) I came up with the following list. The classifications of troops here are taken directly from the Compendium and are not my creation. I have changed the armor listings to account for divisions between light and heavy in Dragon Age.
Mercenary Type (Prices are in SP/month; with minimum equipment listed below)
|Archer (light leather, short bow, sword)||15sp|
|Bowman, mounted (riding horse, short bow)||45sp|
|Crossbowman (light mail, crossbow)||12sp|
|Footman, Light (heavy leather, shield, sword)||6sp|
|Footman, Heavy (heavy mail, shield, sword)||9sp|
|Longbowman (light mail, longbow, sword)||30sp|
|Normal Man (peasant levy, spear)||3sp|
I’ll come back to this idea later with the Horsemen, but for now, this is all we’ve needed.
Thanks for reading.