Combat Styles Combine And Go Encyclopaedic

Combat Style Cards have been gathered into a single Encyclopaedia that is now 830 pages long. The Encyclopaedia contains Combat Style Traits and all the new indices in a single volume.

Combat Style is a combination of weapons that a culture or organisation trains to be effectively used together. Combat Style usually include one or much more rarely more than one Combat Style Traits. Combat Style Cards are quick reference cards which show examples of such styles together with weapon statistics and how this combination of weapons interacts with Combat Special Effects. At the start of this document there are indices showing what styles are used in what areas and what organisations etc. Pick a combat style from these for your character or NPC and use this as a quick reference during the game.

There is a table of content by area and table of contents is clickable so one can easily reach the combat style wanted.

This encyclopaedia contains following parts

  • table of contents for encyclopedia
  • combat style traits list
  • Combat style indices to browse by different ways for inspiration
    • Styles by kind
    • Combat Style Traits by kind and combat styles used
    • Combat Style Traits by area and combat styles used
    • Weapons and Areas and Combat Styles where they are used
    • Combat style traits and combat styles which use them
    • Combat styles by kind and area
  • Areas and their combat style cards

These will now update always together and you will know the latest version by the date in the cover.

Separate combat style card files in the folders will be phased out.

30 Combat Style Cards added for Tozer – Old Bones Stomping Grounds

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Combat Style Cards aim to give players (and GMs) an easy way to access all the special effects and other info associated with their weapons and combat style at a glance.

There are some very nice sword and sorcery scenarios and additional tools material available from the stalwart Old Bones. Many of them are placed in Tozer, an area that can be readily transplanted to most any Sword and Sorcery campaign.

I created combat style cards for the 30 currently existing combat styles in those publications.They are of course indexed as the already existing styles. They include also couple of nifty Combat Style Traits that I will add to the encyclopedia of Combat Style Traits soon.

Here are the styles and they can be found in the Combat Style cards directory

Briarwood Thief
Claurin Knife-Thrower
Claurin Mercenary
Crafton Commoner
Dureshi Commoner
Dureshi Herder
Dureshi Mercenary
Grath Herder
Heavy Pit Fighter
Hilimyan Householder
Light Pit Fighter
Mountain Forester
Mountain Guard
Mountain Herder
Mountain Miner
Mountain Smith
Mountain Villager
Pit Keeper
Street Rat
Tinisford Villager
Tough Temptress
Tozerian Charioteer
Tozerian Commoner
Tozerian Farmer
Tozerian Infantry
Tozerian Socialite
Traveling Ground Fighter
Traveling Herder
Traveling Horse Warrior
Wealthy Fop

Combat Style Cards Goes Beyond 550 Combat Styles and Gets Indexed

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Combat Style cards, a player (or GM) aid for Mythras has been updated.

There are now 551 Combat Styles and 107 Combat Style Traits. The output has been tweaked with additional comments and weapons and the new Distract special effect (from Destined) has been added.

There is now a few indexes to find a style suited for you stored in the _Common Lists and Summaries folder

You can find the combat style cards here

Areas And Combat Styles Practiced There
Combat Style Traits And Combat Styles Which Use Them
Combat Style Traits By Area And Combat Styles Which Use Them
Combat Style Traits By Kind And Combat Styles Which Use Them
Weapons And Areas And Combat Styles Where They Are Used

New Combat Style Cards include

Eastern (Japanese) Combat Styles from Gramnaster’s Sengoku Mythras campaign

Yari Ashigaru
Yari Samurai
Nodachi Samurai
Eastern Bandit
Mounted Samurai
Sohei
Travelling Monk
Shinobi

Renaissance styles from Mjollnir’s Medieval Renaissance campaign

Arte del combattimento del Maestro Fiore de Liberi 
Arte dell’Abbraccio 
Brawling 
Brawling,Sailor
Common Defense 
Coraiocht 
Dagger Fighting,Italian (Arte della Daga) or German (Dolchfechten)
Fechten und Ringen von Meister Liechtenaur 
Knife Fighting, Spanish (Lucha con Cuchillo) 
Knife Fighting,Italian (Arte del Coltello)
Knightly Art of Combat 
Manus Nigrum
Peasant Levy 
Renaissance Pugilism
Stick Fighting,Quarterstaffing 
Swordsmanship, Hungarian 
Swordsmanship, Spanish (La Verdadera Destreza) 
Swordsmanship,English 
Swordsmanship,French (Lutte des Épée) 
Swordsmanship,German (Fechten) 
Swordsmanship,Italian (Arte della Spada) 
Swordsmanship,Scottish 
Trained Guard
Trained Mercenary, Balkan (Stratioti) 
Trained Mercenary, German (Landsknecht – Doppelsöldner) 
Trained Mercenary, German (Landsknecht) 
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 
Wrestling

Styles from John Holmes’s Bird in the Hand scenario for Monster Island

Jungle Explorer
Grimsand Mercenary
Hired Thug
Grimsand Street-Tough
Long Arm of the Law

The styles from Book of Quests

Beast Handler
Bodyguard
City Guard
Dirty Rotten Scoundrel
Gartharis Assassin
Gartharis Hunter
Gartharis Scout
Gartharis Sworn Warrior
Gartharis Warrior
Glorified Soldier
Imperial Knight
Mercenary
Moor’s Warrior
Never Fight Fairly
Noble Layabout
North Vale Warrior
Realm Thug
Slaver
Sneak
Street Fighter (Daggers)
Street Scum
Streetwise Bruiser
Vale Crossbow Skirmisher
Vale Light Infantry
Vale Longbow Skirmisher
Vale Men-At-Arms infantry
Vale Mounted Knights
Vale Warrior

Styles from scenarios Arakoline Tribute and Khaki Shrugs – Thennla

Beastman Warrior
Kismek Archer
Kismek Lancer
Taskan Citizen Infantry
Taskan Swordsman
Thennalt Hunter
Thennalt Skirmisher
Thennalt Thane

Some missing ones from Perceforest

Footman
Perceforest Huntsman
Perceforest Tilting
Yeoman Militia

Some from my own campaign

Way of the Iron Fist
Beaked Dragonewt Bodyguard
Beaked Dragonewt Spirit Warrior

And a few built for Vikings from RQ Vikings

Viking Berserker
Viking Raider
Dane Raider

Mythras Combat Style Traits Encyclopaedia 2022 Weird of Hali and Stupor Mundi Release

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

I updated the Encyclopedia of Mythras Combat Style Traits to include the styles from Weird of Hali (from Aeon Games), Diadochi Warlords and Stupor Mundi (from Alephtar Games)  Now it contains altogether 103 Combat Style Traits for fantasy campaigns

These are the new combat style traits incorporated. You can find it here

Diadochi Pike* (Diadochi Warlords)
Claymore (Stupor Mundi)
Cloak Defense (Stupor Mundi)
Dagger Prowess (Stupor Mundi)
Improved Surrender (Stupor Mundi)
Street Fighter (Sofia of the Ironlands)
Horse Archery (Stupor Mundi)
Longbow (Stupor Mundi)
Joint Locks (Weird of Hali)
Blind Fighting (Weird of Hali)
Pressure Points (Weird of Hali)
Sucker Punch (Weird of Hali)

Mythic Rome Goes to War. Combat Style Cards for all Combat Styles in Mythic Rome

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Here are Combat Style Cards for playing Mythras in Mythic Rome.

Created all weapons for Mythic Rome and combat style cards for all of the combat styles in Mythic Rome

There now exist combat style cards for the following Mythic Rome styles

Mythic Rome overall

  • Samnite Gladiator
  • Gaul Gladiator
  • Thracian Gladiator
  • Retiarius Gladiator
  • Horseman Gladiator

Mythic Rome Pre 4th Century

  • Roman Cavalry – Pre 4th Century
  • Roman First Class Infantry – Pre 4th Century
  • Roman Second or Third Class Infantry – Pre 4th Century
  • Roman Fourth Class Infantry – Pre 4th Century
  • Roman Fifth Class Infantry – Pre 4th Century
  • Aequi or Volsci Warrior
  • Gallic Warrior
  • Gallic Fanatic
  • Gallic Charioteer
  • Gallic Cavalry

Mythic Rome 4th Century

  • Hastati and Principes 4th Century
  • Triarii 4th Century
  • Rorarii and Accensi 4th Century
  • Leves 4th Century
  • Samnite Heavy Infantry
  • Samnite Light Infantry
  • Samnite Cavalry
  • Heavy Gallic Infantry
  • Light Gallic Infantry
  • Gallic Charioteer 3rd-1st Century
  • Gallic Cavalry 3rd-1st Century
  • Heavy Macedonian Phalangite
  • Light Macedonian Phalangite
  • Macedonian Cavalry

Mythic Rome 3rd Century

  • Hastati and Principes 3rd Century
  • Triarii 3rd Century
  • Velites 3rd Century
  • Roman Cavalry 3rd Century

Mythic Rome Carthage 3rd Century

  • Libyan Phalangite
  • Iberian Swordsmen (Scutarii)
  • Iberian Skirmishers (Caetrati)
  • Iberian Cavalry
  • Numidian Cavalry
  • Elephant Cavalry

Mythic Rome Late Republic

  • Legionary
  • Legionary Officer
  • Auxilia Gallic or German Cavalry
  • Auxilia Mercenary Archer
  • Auxilia Balearic Mercenary Slinger

You can find the description for combat style cards here and the combat style cards themselves are here (see folders with names starting Mythic Rome). Altogether there should now be almost 450 Combat Style Cards for various periods. If you find that something important is missing that has been published, please inform.

Stupor Mundi – Combat Style Cards for 13th Century Mythras with additions for Korantia / Thennla and Meeros

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Here are Combat Style Cards for playing Mythras in the 13th Century Europe and Middle East.

Created all weapons for Stupor Mundi and combat style cards for all of the combat styles in Stupor Mundi and Korantia

There now exist combat style cards for the following Stupor Mundi styles

  • Pilgrim
  • City Folk
  • Street Thug
  • Seaman
  • Knight
  • Muslim Knight
  • Soldato di Ventura
  • Archer
  • Highlander
  • Yeomanry
  • Horse Archer

There are also now more Combat Style Cards for Korantia gathered from several Thennla scenarios.

  • Thennalt Hunter
  • Thennalt Thane
  • Thennalt Skirmisher
  • Beastman Warrior
  • Taskan Swordsman
  • Taskan Citizen Infantry
  • Kismek Archer
  • Kismek Lancer

There are also some styles for Meeros

  • Frontier Rogue
  • Frontier Skullcrusher
  • Clan Warrior
  • Kirstet villager
  • Kirstet Scout

You can find the description for combat style cards here and the combat style cards themselves are here (see folder Stupor Mundi West, Meeros and Korantia). Altogether there should now be almost 400 Combat Style Cards for various periods. If you find that something important is missing that has been published, please inform.

I have also fixed and tuned the weapons database so all the weapons should now have the correct narrow space modifiers and special effects (affects mostly newly created weapons)

Post Alexandrian Mythras Combat Style Cards Created for Diodachi Warlords

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Created all weapons for Diodachi Warlords and combat style cards for all of the combat styles in Diodachi Warlords supplement which you can find here

There now exist combat style cards for the following Civilised

  • Psiloi
  • Cretan Archer
  • Peltast
  • Thureophoui
  • Hoplite
  • Akon Hippeis
  • Tarentine
  • Xyston Hippeis
  • Rogue
  • Diadochi Pankration
  • Macedonian
  • Marine Psiloi
  • Marine Peltast
  • Marine Thureophoui
  • Marine Hoplite

Barbarians have

  • Thracian
  • Barbarian Archer
  • Barbarian Slinger
  • Hillman
  • Horse or Camel Cavalry
  • Lancer
  • Galatian

You can find the description for combat style cards here and the combat style cards themselves are here (see folders starting with Post Alexandrian). Altogether there should now be more than 370 of them. If you find that something important is missing that has been published, please inform.

War Comes To Babylon – Mythras Combat Style Cards for Babylonian Combat Styles Now Exist

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Created all weapons for Mythic Babylon and combat style cards for all of the combat styles in Mythic Babylon

There now exist combat style cards for the following

  • Babylonian Archer
  • Babylonian Bailiff
  • Babylonian Charioteer
  • Babylonian Conscript
  • Babylonian Elite
  • Babylonian Gatekeeper
  • Babylonian Infantry
  • Babylonian Hunter
  • Babylonian Marine
  • Babylonian Nomad
  • Babylonian Scout
  • Babylonian Skirmisher
  • Babylonian Traditional

You can find the description for combat style cards here and the combat style cards themselves are here (see folder Babylon). Altogether there should now be more than 350 of them. If you find that something important is missing that has been published, please inform.

The 300 – Mythras Combat Style Cards for Sword and Sorcery, Monster Island, Fioricetta and Mythic Constantinople

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Created combat style cards for all (hopefully) the missing ones from RangerDan’s wonderful collection for a Hyborean campaign. There are now 90+ Combat Style cards for those. They are of course readily usable in most sword and sorcery campaigns.

There are also most if not all of Mythic Constantinople combat styles as cards, 40+ of them.

I added also the Brotherhood of Chromatic Doom as an example of sorcerous combat style in Monster Island.

The format has changed a bit in trying to keep the content in one page.

You can find the description for combat style cards here and the combat style cards themselves are here. Altogether there should now be more than 330 of them. All of the weapons (including firearms from Mythic Constantinople are included in the cards). If you find that something important is missing that has been published, please inform.

Here is the list of new combat styles:

Desert Nomad
Iranistani City Militia
Ghulistan Hillman
Kozaki Freerider 
Kushite Hunter
Kushite Impi Spearman
Kushite Champion
Darfari Cannibal
Pygmy Headshrinker
Kushite Witchdoctor
Whaler
Pirate
Hyborian Marine
Beggar
Guttersnipe
Shanker
Guardsman or Bodyguard
Judicial Champion
Marksman
Peasant or Herder
Bandit
Patrolman or Outrider
Bailiff or Magistrate
Borderer or Forester 
Beast Hunter
Slave-Catcher
Hyborian Archer
Hyborian Crossbowman
Hyborian Spearman
Hyborian Pikeman
Hyborian Halberdier
Hyborian Knight
Hyborian Siege Arbalister
Bossonian Long Bowman
Gunderland Pikeman 
Kothic Spahi
Hyperborean Gaunt
Hyperborean Knight of Poltain
Nemedian Adventurer
Turanian Soldier
Turanian Imperial Horseman
Mighty Archer of Turan
Turanian Miner
Hyrkanian Horse Archer
HyrkanianLancer,Cataphract
Stygian Conscript or Slave Army 
Stygian Skirmisher
Stygian Slinger
Stygian Scout
Stygian Mamluk Spearman
Stygian Mamluk Bowman
Stygian Charioteer
Stygian Mamluk Highborn
Nordheimr or Cimmerian Thrall
Nordheimr or Cimmerian Hunter
Nordheimr or Cimmerian Freeman
Nordheimr or Cimmerian Jarl or Jarlsguard
Vendhyan Kshatriya
Vendhyan Mahout
Vendhyan Rakhsha
Khitan Conscript Infantry
Khitan Archer
Khitan Crossbowman
Khitan Cavalry
Khitan Charioteers
Khitan Martial Artist
Khitan Alchemist-Engineer
Pictish Hunter
Pictish Brave
Pictish Woad Warrior
Hyperborean Assassin
Hyperborean Spy or Agent
Hyperborean Cultist
Brotherhood of the Chromatic Doom
Kataphraktos
Trapezites
Skoutatoi
Mourtatoi
Toxotes
Cavalier
Arquebusier 
Schiopettiere 
Mercenary Halberdier
Cretan Light Infantry
Tzangratoroi Crossbowmen
Gasmoulai
Phylakes Crossbowmen
Phylakes civilian watch
Byzantine shipboard combat
Apelatikiaros
Yeniseri
Topcu
Sipahi
Sipahi oglan
Cebelu
Timarli Andolou
Akinci
Basi-Bazouks
Turkish navy
Code Duello
Griffin Hunter
Acephaloi Hunter
Astomatoi Concealable Weapons
Barking Raider

As usual you can find the list of charts to help Mythras GMs available here.

Mythras Combat Traits Encyclopedia and Combat Style Cards updated – More than 90 traits and 220 Combat Styles

The directory based combat style cards have been replaced by Combat Style Card Encyclopaedia

Mythras Combat Traits Encyclopedia has been updated to 2.0 with several more combat traits especially for Hyborean campaign. The sources for combat traits have also been mentioned among the new ones are.

  • Longshot
  • Crossbow Handling
  • Reload Drill

The original encyclopedia article with link is here

Combat style layout has been updated and comments added. Many new combat styles are included. Fioracitta styles and weapons have been added. Saxon styles from Logres are now included. A few additional Monster Island styles have been invented for the weapons that are not in use in any combat style.

Among the new ones are the below. You can find the description for combat style cards here and the combat style cards themselves are here

Fioracitta Brawling
Fioracitta Citizen Levy
Fioracitta Concealable Weapons
Fioracitta Fencing 
Fioracitta Fighting Mystic
Fioracitta Combat Illusionist
Pugilism
Fioracitta Shipboard Combat
Fioracitta Swashbuckling
Underwater Attack
Fioracitta Gentlemen’s Last Resort
Fioracitta Mylady’s Secret
Smilodon’s Teeth
Night’s Touch
Teeth of the Shark
Death Dealers
Brotherhood of Truths To Be Forgotten
Peasant Levy
Civilian Levy
Irregular Ronin
Brotherhood of  Silent Watch
Prize Fighter
Seahunter
Saxon Noble
Saxon Hunter
Saxon Fyrdman
Saxon Berserker

As usual you can find the list of charts to help Mythras GMs available here.