Golden Lake Battle Plans


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  • Some of the types of chainmail that would be worn were, a knee length shirt, socks, a hood which protects your head, a collar hanging from the helmet, and mittens.
  • Parts of the body that was protected soley by the plate armor was: calf, ankles, knee cap, thigh, arm pit, upper arm, lower arm, fingers, chest, back, neck, face, and eyes.
  • Part of the reason the destrier was so good for battle was because: it had a dense body, broad back, strong legs, and dense bones. It was massive, 24 hands tall, which is REALLY tall.An interesting fact was that it’s mask was decorated with spike horns to resemble the unicorn.
  • Golden Lake Battle Plans

    1. 1. Battle Strategy
    2. 2. To protect
    3. 3.  Effective against sharp points and blades of spears, swords, axes, etc. Helps the skin from being cut, which lowers risk of infection Advantages--easy to move in, easy to repair.
    4. 4.  Is worn on entire body Made out of large metal plates Covers chainmail
    5. 5.  Plate armor also protected war animals, such as horses and elephants. This plate armor was made of leather and steel
    6. 6.  Specially trained and bred for battle, and to be a battle horse  Over 24 hands tall Easily trample people  All of Goldenlake’s knights have a destrier ▪ Allows them to be above almost all fighters, giving them height advantage. Armored
    7. 7. To defend.
    8. 8. POLEARMS BATTLEAXE  (spears, pike, glaive, Close contact partisans, et cetera) Single/double-hand  Razor-sharp blade on axe staff between 4 and 14 Could be hurled as a ft. long missile
    9. 9. MACE/FLAIL CLUB  Close contact weapon BATON  Either wood or metal QUARTERSTAFF  Simplest of weapons  Cheap to produce HOT OBJECTS•Could be poured/dropped on attackers •Very painful. Will seriously injure, if not kill• Could be water, oil, rocks, sand, tar •Oil and tar will stay on victims and make them flammable
    10. 10.  Lord is equipped with at all  When Fighting: times:  Mace/Flail  Dagger  Glaive or other ▪ Small knife, easily hidden polearms, if not ▪ Used to stab and slice mounted  Sword  Battleaxe ▪ Lord Roslyn favors a double-  Warhammer edged sword  Sword ▪ made of steel  sharply honed edge  Lance  flexibility not to shatter in use  Spear  Fists/Feet/Arms etc. ▪ Portable ▪ Accessable ▪ Useful against unarmoured and unarmed opponents
    11. 11.  May use all serfs’ weapons  Chainmail Armor Sword  Plate Armor Polearms  Shields  Spear  Pike  Kite shields  Glaive  Rounded at the top of the shield and  Partisan tapered at the bottom providing body cover  Halberd  Heater Shields  Poleaxe  Smaller, suited to horseback Quarterstaff (if dismounted)  The Buckler Dagger  small round, metal shield which could Lance be hung from a belt. Mace  reserved for hand-to-hand combat Flail  The Pavise ( Wall Shields)  provided protection when reloading crossbow  The Targe (or Target shields)  traditional Scottish round shield
    12. 12. CASTLE ON HIGH LAKE GROUND  Easily hide traps with Allows full view of plants surrounding land for  Bog near Lake slows down attackers attackers from the west  Nearest forest is far  Trenches around castle from castle; not close prevent spread of fire and enough for attackers limits people entering; only to hide two entrances to castle, Easier for archers to well guarded defend  Trenches around farmland prevent spread of fire and people entering
    13. 13.  Developed in the 12th and  The space between the first two 13th Centuries and offered walls was known as the death the best protection against hole attack.  Being trapped within the walls Main feature were walls. (3) would almost certainly result in death for attacker  Inner wall made of thick  The entire castle surrounded stone with turrets for guard with a deep and wide trench lookouts filled with sharpened stakes  Surrounded by equally thick  Entry would be across a but lower walls drawbridge  This is so archers on the inner  Curtain walls allow for monitoring of siege attackers walls can fire over the archers on the outer wall
    14. 14.  Round  Portcullis  No corners for attackers to hide in  heavy grilled door that dropped Only two entrances and exits vertically down  Allows entry to be monitored  Nearly impossible to break through closely  Barbican Moat/drawbridges  Loops around to the two main  Moat filled with pointed stakes and entrances with multiple gates surrounded with abatis eventually leading back into the  Drawbridges raised prevent easy barbican entrance  From loop holes in the walls, can  Moat at the bottom of hill- castle fire arrows at top.  Only small amount of men needed ▪ If attackers surpass the moat, we can to defend see them coming  Murder holes ▪ From above, can pour boiling oil or water on attackers or drop stones ▪ Can be women doing this job
    15. 15.  Chapel built into  Once breached, the gatehouse attackers will find  Attackers would be firing themselves attacked by on the house of God archers protected by ▪ Thus God is on the crenellations side of the defenders Defended by a portcullis Contains loopholes and murder holes
    16. 16.  The Lord wears a button blessed by the Pope. It is a tooth of Jesus Christ, Our Savior The original Crown of Thorns is in the Manor church (verified by the Pope himself) Every soldier carries a wooden or metal cross
    17. 17. Used to Attack
    18. 18. TREBUCHET SIEGE TOWER Flings projectiles at  To protect extremely high speeds attackers into enemy territory  Missiles launched Far more accurate and from top efficient than other  Height allows medieval catapults attackers to enter Capable of hurling 200- over the wall pound boulders instead of through it SIEGE WEAPONS CAN KILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
    19. 19.  Ballista  Springald  similar to a giant crossbow  Works like ballista  worked by using tension  Giant catapult  designed to aim huge  Missiles fired included wooden, iron-clad darts or ▪ Poisoned darts arrows ▪ Arrows  Highly accurate, but less ▪ Bodies or body parts range than that of ▪ Diseased or rotting carcasses Trebuchet Treachery  Starvation  bribing a traitor to turn  An effective siege strategy against the inhabitants of their manor  a particularly unpleasant method used when placing a castle under siege
    20. 20. LONGBOW CROSSBOW As tall as archer  Can be launched from Faster than any up to 400 yards from previous bows; 10-12 target arrows per minute  Allows for archers to (depending on archer) attack without being in Especially effective shooting range against plate armor  Easy to use  Accurate
    21. 21.  Potent Incendiary Ignites on contact with water  Launch from a trebuchet with a flaming branch; when it lands, will set fire to crops of other manor  This will cause them to try to douse smaller fire with water ▪ Water will ignite the Greek Fire; Greek Fire spreads in all directions and will destroy most or all of defending manor Potent Psychological Weapon Our lake is close enough to retrieve water in case of fire, but far enough away that if the enemy has Greek Fire as well, our people and arable land will be safe
    22. 22. Strategy
    23. 23.  Serf children catch nonvenomous snakes by the lake; these snakes are very similar in likeness to extremely venomous snakes Contact Allies; request assistance in battle  Hornwood Manor ▪ winner of their battle  Oakwood Manor Construct Siege Weapons Locate and obtain stores of gunpowder Create more Greek Fire (recipe unreleased to the public) Find entry spots in defending manor (sapping)
    24. 24.  Try to work out a truce or surrender according to Chivalric Code  Give 30 days to allow for truce or surrender ▪ 30 for the 30 pieces of silver for which Christ was sold  If refuse to surrender, negotiate ▪ Safe conduct: castle inhabitants could leave unharmed ▪ Weapons: Higher classes may keep weapons ▪ IF the opposition should decide against such a surrender, no promises given
    25. 25.  Launch Trebuchet of Greek Fire with burning branch into other manor’s farmland, causing distraction  Serfs will try to douse the fire using water, igniting the Greek Fire During distraction, a small group of knights will enter castle through sapping tunnel; release snakes for distraction; find the lord; disarm and capture him. If situation becomes desperate, the knights may injure or otherwise maim their captive Other soldiers will locate the castle treasury and loot all valuables. Escape using sapping tunnel. Set fire to sapping tunnel once everyone is through
    26. 26.  From Siege Tower, launch flaming arrows at threats Retreat back to Goldenlake or other allied manor until fire burns out; then divide land and loot between the three through a parley of lords Keep other manor’s lord in dungeon with a small array of guards until any survivors pay a ransom. Otherwise, take all valuables on his person and make him a serf working the fields
    27. 27. In case of a Surprise Attack
    28. 28.  Create 2-meter sharpened stakes for archers to carry Create Abatis (medieval barbed-wire)  Tree branches driven into the ground with ends sharpened and pointing outward; place around base of inner wall of castle Train often; once every fortnight train serfs Ditches around farmland, castle, serf housing; keep out people and fire (drawbridges for everyday use) Sentry towers watch surrounding area Surplus supplies stored Create traps Contact Allies; request assistance in battle (once intentions made known)  Hornwood Manor ▪ winner of their battle  Oakwood Manor
    29. 29.  When attackers are spotted, send out Calvary to meet attackers Behind Calvary, archers and other foot soldiers Calvary peel off once attackers make known intentions Archers put stakes in V formation line  Impenetrable and hard to take out  Horses will either spook or, if jump, impale both horse and rider  Spaced so that only foot soldiers can get through
    30. 30.  Foot soldiers drive in stakes with lead mallets that can be swung to use as weapons Foot soldiers can attack from the safety of the stakes The archers need protection– can retreat behind to attack The stakes are barriers, keeping attackers out and giving archers mobility on the battlefield In the case that the enemy chooses to sidestep the archers and their stakes…  Battlefield littered with trou de loup. Foot soldiers, serfs, and knights have trained among them– will not fall in
    31. 31.  If attackers penetrate stakes, serfs will battle If attackers near castle, women and children pour boiling oil on attackers from outer wall while archers from inner wall attack Knights defend castle inside death ring and in barbican Lord and his/her children as well as young children of other classes in innermost ring of castle
    32. 32.  If under siege:  Set fire to siege engines using arrows  Volley arrows through loopholes  Fire crossbow bolts  Hurl rocks (using slingshots for children)  Drop hot rocks, tar, sand, water, or oil on attackers
    33. 33. This should not happen. Siege should be negotiated by the rules of the Chivalric Code The Knights’ Code of Chivalry as described in the Song of RolandTo fear God and maintain His Church To guard the honour of fellow knightsTo serve the liege lord in valour and faith To eschew unfairness, meanness andTo protect the weak and defenseless deceitTo give succour to widows and orphans To keep faithTo refrain from the wanton giving of At all times to speak the truthoffence To persevere to the end in any enterpriseTo live by honour and for glory begunTo despise pecuniary reward To respect the honour of womenTo fight for the welfare of all Never to refuse a challenge from an equalTo obey those placed in authority Never to turn the back upon a foe
    34. 34. Goldenlake rides into battle, declaringits presence by flying its cornflowerflag depicting a slice of golden sun. Theenemy is well prepared. But so are we.Who will win? It’s up to you.
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