The Military History of the Selkie in the Dark Ages, from 826 to 1459, can be split into different periods,

This article is mostly about their tactics, organization, logistics, troop types (including the militias), deeds and misdeeds. Their weapons and armour is spoken of elsewhere.


Early and High Dark Ages (826-1280)

The Crusade (1280-1325)

Late Dark Ages (1325-1365)

Organization and Logistics

Cavalry: The Lance

The Lance was the tactical and logistical main unit of the Cavalry, composed of six horsemen, all of them either light, medium or heavy. They were, in and of themselves, one unit of horsemen,

Their superordinate unit was the Banner, usually composed of six Lances, a Banner Leader and Support personell. In ideal structure, it would mean fifty people:

Banner-Leader + 4 Horsemen (usually heavily armed Marcach or other heavy cavalry)
1 Lance of six horsemen
1 Leftenant-Commander of the Banner
5 Medium-Cavalrymen
1 Lance of six horsemen
1 Sergeant, 5 horsemen, all medium
4 Lances of six horsemen
1 Sergeant, 5 horsemen, all light
Support Personell (carter, priest, etc.)


Distinctive Troop Types


Professional Infantry

Professional Cavalry

See also: Marcach.

Light Cavalry:

Medium Cavalry:

Heavy Cavalry:

The Orders


The Marcach's Dance or Armoured Dance

In a more modern case, the Marcach's Dance was the tactic of choice of Lieutenant Finnegan Riteoga of the Tribe of Navan, D-Platoon, 14th Company, 18th Maor-Regiment during the assault on Cohortial Strongpoint LXXIV during Operation Spartacus.

Women on the Battlefield

Fighting women have a long tradition and even outside of the Orders,

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