Thanks again for all the warmth and helpful replies in my initial post on trying to figure out why The Brotherhood was split across two theme lists. This thread is a sample of the investigating I’ve been doing to understand our options in the new system.
If you guys like this example I’m happy to put in the work and do a deep dive into all of the units from The Brotherhood, along with suggestions on how to bring them into 3E. Of course, you may disagree with the analogs I’m suggesting here, which is perfectly fine. As with anything, how you choose to represent your units is entirely your call. This is just me throwing out my 2 cents’ on what seems to be the closest match.
2E Unit: Villein Plowshares (Horde)
Characterized by: Polearms, light armor
Example Models in my army: Bretonnian Men-At-Arms
The Villein Plowshares represented the peasantry being mustered in defense of the realm. They’re relatively untrained, unskilled infantry that can hit hard.
In 2E, this unit was irregular, and had Crushing Strength (1), to represent the polearms.
Order of the Brothermark:
The best analog in the OotB theme list is the Villein Penitents. They share an almost identical statline, though they are a wee bit easier to waver now. They’re also a bit more expensive by 10 points. The Crushing Strength accounts for the polearms, and this unit looks to have the same basic strengths and weaknesses as its 2E predecessor.
Order of the Green Lady:
Unless you field them as Men-at-Arms Retainers, there is no direct analog in the OotGL theme list, though you can still get this unit into your force if you use Basileans as Allies and play them as Sisterhood Infantry. They too get the Crushing Strength(1) which matches the models’ polearms, along with a litany of special rules. It’s a regular infantry unit with a significantly better staline. The points cost is a big jump, but may be worth it.
Alternatively, you can use Kingdoms of Men as an allied force, in which case the best analog is the Pole-Arms Block. Better stats at a reasonable bump in cost gives you the same special rule.
Fluffwise, this is definitely a unit that will be more at home in the Order of the Brothermark lists. You can work it in as part of a Basliean or Kingdoms of Men ally if you’re playing Order of the Green Lady, but the points cost will be significant and will eat up a lot of that 25% max.