Men-at-arms are the common footsoldiers of Bretonnia.
Although not entitled to their own heraldry they wear the colours of their knight, lord, baron or Duke. Often only one or two of the colours are used alonside a badge or motto. [2a]
Because they hardly receive any training, they are considered substandard troops, inferior to the Empire State Troops and barely above Goblins. They know this and are unwilling to fight, the presence of their lord often the only factor keeping them in combat, rather than fleeing back from where they came from. Not that any nobles would care, though: they never had any big plans for them in the first place.
Men-at-arms are not bound by honour to fight in hand-to-hand combat and may kill goblins and other invaders as they would vermin in the fields. [2a]
Weapons and Equipment
When recruited, they are uniformed, armed and equipped by their knightly lord. [2a]
- 3rd Edition: Ribald: Hand Weapon. May have Double Handed Weapon, Halberd, Shield, Spear. May have Musician, Standard Bearer. [4a]
- 5th Edition: Sword, Halberd or Spear, May have Light Armour, Sheild, May have Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer. [2b]
- 6th Edition: Hand Weapon, Light Armour, Pole-arm (Halberd), Shield, May have Yeoman Warden, Musician, Standard Bearer. [3b]
In 6th Edition, it is noted that the Men-at-arms are charged for every aspect of their life including their weapons, armour and equipment. [3a]
- 1: GW Website Men-at-Arms
- 2: Warhammer Armies: Bretonnia (5th Edition)
- 3: Warhammer Armies: Bretonnia (6th Edition)
- 4: Warhammer Armies (3rd Edition)
- 4a: Army Lists: Bretonnia, pg. 65