Monday, April 4, 2016

Mythras Monday - Combat Styles for Renaissance Europe



Here are some Combat Styles I created for my Renaissance Europe campaign, along with some unofficial houserules how Combat Styles grant Combat Traits. "By the book" each Combat Style seems to be limited to a single Combat Trait, whereas my variation assigns multiple traits to a single style, but with some restrictions (see "Learning Combat Traits" below). 

Links to relevant pdfs - Combat Styles, Combat Style Traits



Learning Combat Styles



Cultural Combat Styles

Cultural combat styles are broadly available to any character of the appropriate cultural background and social status.



Brawling, Common Defense, Knightly Art of Combat, Peasant Levy, Pugilism, Stick Fighting – Quarterstaffing, Swordsmanship – English, Swordsmanship – French (Lutte des Épée), Swordsmanship, German (Fechten), Swordsmanship – Hungarian, Swordsmanship – Italian (Arte della Spada), Swordsmanship – Scottish, Swordsmanship – Spanish (La Verdadera Destreza), Trained Militia – Archer, Trained Militia – Infantry, Woodland Hunter, Wrestling



Professional Combat Styles

Professional combat styles are related to a particular vocation, and generally are only learned by characters of the appropriate career.



Brawling – Sailor, Coraiocht, Knightly Art of Combat, Swordsmanship – English, Swordsmanship – French (Lutte des Épée), Swordsmanship, German (Fechten), Swordsmanship – Hungarian, Swordsmanship – Italian (Arte della Spada), Swordsmanship – Scottish, Swordsmanship – Spanish (La Verdadera Destreza), Trained Guard, Trained Mercenary – Balkan (Stratioti), Trained Mercenary – German (Landsknecht), Trained Mercenary – German (Landsknecht – Doppelsöldner), Trained Mercenary – Scottish (Gallóglaigh), Trained Mercenary – Swiss, Trained Militia – Archer, Trained Militia – Infantry, Trained Militia – Turkish (Akinci), Trained Militia – Turkish (Sipahi), Trained Soldier – Turkish (Janissary), Woodland Hunter



Specialty Combat Styles

Specialty combat styles are unusual fighting arts that typically must be learned by studying under a particular weapons master.



Arte dell'Abbraccio, Arte del combattimento del Maestro Fiore de Liberi, Dagger Fighting – Italian (Arte della Daga) or German (Dolchfechten), Fechten und Ringen von Meister Liechtenaur, Knife Fighting – Italian (Arte del Coltello), Knife Fighting - Spanish (Lucha con Cuchillo), Manus Nigrum



Learning Combat Traits

A character may choose to learn one Combat Trait for every 20 points he has in the relevant Combat Style. Some Combat Styles prioritize certain traits over others. Traits accompanied by a number must be learned in order, from lowest to highest, before traits without a number may be chosen.



Combat Styles



Arte dell'Abbraccio

Weapons - Unarmed

Traits - Cautious Fighter, Excellent Footwork, Iron Holds1, Joint Locking2, Knockout, Unarmed Prowess2



Arte del combattimento del Maestro Fiore de Liberi

Weapons - Unarmed, Dagger, Falchion, Flail, Longsword, Mace, Poleaxe, Quarterstaff, Shortspear, Shortsword, Buckler, Heater Shield

Traits - Defensive Minded1, Excellent Footwork, Joint Locking, Swashbuckling, Unarmed Prowess1, Unarmed Throws2



Brawling

Weapons - Unarmed, Club, Hatchet, Knife

Traits - Do or Die, Impromptu Weapons1, Knockout, Knockout Blow



Brawling, Sailor

Weapons - Unarmed, Club, Cutlass, Gaff, Gaff Hook, Harpoon, Hatchet, Knife, Net, Sabre, Buckler

Traits - Excellent Footwork1, Impromptu Weapons, Intimidating Scream, Swashbuckling, Throw Weapons



Common Defense

Weapons - Unarmed, Bill, Club, Flail, Hatchet, Quarterstaff, Thrown Rock

Traits - Defensive Minded, Impromptu Weapons1, Throw Weapons, Unarmed Prowess



Coraiocht

Weapons - Unarmed, Club, Great Club, Shillelagh, Viking Shield

Traits - Batter Aside1, Berserker, Intimidating Scream, Knockout1, Shield Wall1, Shield Splinter, Skirmishing



Dagger Fighting, Italian (Arte della Daga) or German (Dolchfechten)

Weapons - Unarmed, Dagger

Traits - Cautious Fighter, Defensive Minded1, Joint Locking, Unarmed Prowess1, Unarmed Throws



Fechten und Ringen von Meister Liechtenaur

Weapons - Unarmed, Battleaxe, Dagger, Flamberge, Flail, Longsword, Mace, Poleaxe, Sabre, Smallsword, Buckler, Heater Shield

Traits - Batter Aside, Defensive Minded1, Joint Locking, Unarmed Prowess2, Unarmed Throws



Knife Fighting, Italian (Arte del Coltello)

Weapons - Unarmed, Knife

Traits - Cautious Fighter1, Excellent Footwork, Joint Locking, Unarmed Prowess2, Unarmed Throws



Knife Fighting, Spanish (Lucha con Cuchillo)

Weapons - Unarmed, Dagger, Knife

Traits - Cautious Fighter1, Daredevil Matador1, Excellent Footwork, Flamboyance, Swashbuckling, Unarmed Prowess2

 
Knightly Art of Combat

Weapons - Unarmed, Ball & Chain, Lance, Longsword, Mace, Poleaxe, Military Pick, Heater Shield

Traits - Batter Aside, Mounted Combat1, Mounted Lancer2, Swashbuckling, Trained Beast, Unarmed Prowess



Manus Nigrum

Weapons - Unarmed, Club, Dagger, Dart, Garotte, Light Crossbow, Shortsword

Traits - Assassination, Cautious Fighter, Hidden Weapons, Knockout Blow, Poisoner



Peasant Levy

Weapons - Bill, Club, Dagger, Great Axe, Flail, Shortspear, Shortbow

Traits - Impromptu Weapons, Shield Splinter



Pugilism

Weapons - Unarmed, Knuckledusters

Traits - Batter Aside, Cautious Fighter1, Do or Die1, Excellent Footwork, Knockout1



Stick Fighting, Quarterstaffing

Weapons - Quarterstaff

Traits - Defensive Minded1, Excellent Footwork, Knockout Blow



Swordsmanship, English

Weapons - Dagger, Longsword, Rapier, Smallsword, Buckler

Traits - Defensive Minded1, Excellent Footwork, Swashbuckling



Swordsmanship, French (Lutte des Épée)

Weapons - Main Gauche, Rapier, Smallsword

Traits - Cautious Fighter1, Excellent Footwork, Flamboyance, Swashbuckling



Swordsmanship, German (Fechten)

Weapons - Broadsword, Dagger, Longsword

Traits - Batter Aside, Defensive Minded1, Excellent Footwork, Swashbuckling



Swordsmanship, Hungarian

Weapons - Sabre

Traits - Cautious Fighter1, Flamboyance, Swashbuckling



Swordsmanship, Italian (Arte della Spada)

Weapons - Club, Main Gauche, Rapier, Buckler

Traits - Defensive Minded1, Do or Die2, Excellent Footwork, Flamboyance, Swashbuckling



Swordsmanship, Scottish

Weapons - Broadsword, Dagger, Great Sword, Target Shield

Traits - Batter Aside1, Do or Die1, Swashbuckling



Swordsmanship, Spanish (La Verdadera Destreza)

Weapons - Rapier

Traits - Cautious Fighter1, Daredevil Matador1, Excellent Footwork, Swashbuckling



Trained Guard

Weapons - Halberd, Mace, Shortspear, Shortsword, Buckler, Light Crossbow

Traits - Knockout Blow, Mancatcher, Spear Phalanx

 
Trained Mercenary, Balkan (Stratioti)

Weapons - Dagger, Lance, Sabre, Recurve Bow, Heater Shield

Traits - Formation Fighting2, Mounted Combat1, Mounted Lancer, Skirmishing



Trained Mercenary, German (Landsknecht)

Weapons - Heavy Crossbow, Flamberge, Longsword, Shortsword, Pike, Buckler

Traits - Crossbow Handling, Pike Phalanx1, Reload Drill2



Trained Mercenary, German (Landsknecht - Doppelsöldner)

Weapons - Halberd, Partisan, Great Sword

Traits - Batter Aside2, Cautious Fighter, Formation Fighting1



Trained Mercenary, Scottish (Gallóglaigh)

Weapons - Dagger, Great Axe, Great Sword, Longspear, Morningstar, Javelin, Short Bow

Traits - Batter Aside, Berserker, Pike Phalanx1, Intimidating Scream, Shield Splinter, Skirmishing



Trained Mercenary, Swiss

Weapons - Heavy Crossbow, Halberd, Pike, Shortsword

Traits - Crossbow Handling, Pike Phalanx1, Reload Drill2, Siege Warfare



Trained Militia, Archer

Weapons - Shortsword, Shortbow, Target Shield

Traits - Longshot2, Ranged Marksman, Reload Drill1, Skirmishing



Trained Militia, Infantry

Weapons - Broadsword, Glaive, Pike, Shortspear, Shortsword, Buckler

Traits - Pike Phalanx1, Skirmishing



Trained Militia, Turkish (Akinci)

Weapons - Battleaxe, Dagger, Lance, Scimitar, Recurve Bow, Buckler

Traits - Formation Fighting, Longshot2, Mounted Combat1, Mounted Lancer, Skirmishing



Trained Militia, Turkish (Sipahi)

Weapons - Dagger, Mace, Scimitar, Recurve Bow, Buckler

Traits - Formation Fighting2, Longshot2, Mounted Combat1, Mounted Lancer2, Trained Beast



Trained Soldier, Turkish (Janissary)

Weapons - Unarmed, Dagger, Falchion, Mace, Scimitar, Recurve Bow, Buckler

Traits - Formation Fighting1, Longshot2, Ranged Marksman, Reload Drill, Siege Warfare



Woodland Hunter

Weapons - Hatchet, Knife, Short Bow

Traits - Longshot, Ranged Marksman



Wrestling

Weapons - Unarmed

Traits - Excellent Footwork, Iron Holds1, Joint Locking, Unarmed Throws




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