War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
Battalion: Battalions may range in size from 125-5,000 soldiers. They are created by melding individual units under the command of one noble commander
Caravela: Portuguese style double masted warships. Maneuverable and fast “modern” ships.
Cog or War Cog: Simple flat bottomed, one sail war ships, trade vessels, or troop transports made usually of oak.
Chevauchée: A raid into enemy territory where plunder and pillaging are the prime motivations. Often launched on horseback. Used by the English in France during the Hundred Years’ War, 1337-1453.
Fortune’s Wheel: A metronomic device use to describe continuous turn of fortune, favor, popularity, and livelihood of the nobility during the ongoing War of the Roses.
Handstrokes: Battlefield actions which can be directed by noble commanders once per battle.
Knight: A man, most usually of high-birth, under arms who has been invested by a king, duke, or bishop to uphold law, order, fellowship, and the virtues of chivalry. For most young men and soldiers, being granted a knighthood is the first step in becoming a lord, baron, or peer.
Noble Ward: the household retainers and retinues of any king, lord, baron, or noble commander.
Press: The final stage of a battle.
Single Combat: A test of arms between two armed combatants in either battle or in a tournament or trial by combat scenario. Single combat is fought for sport, to wound and capture an opponent, or to the death in some instances.