AoS Order Free Peoples Tactics

The Stormcast Eternal are not the only humans fighting to restore order in the Age of Sigmar realms. There are also the forces of Bretonnia and the also the Empire / Guilds. In this section we will have a look at the tactics for Free Peoples!

The two Human forces have opposing styles of play. The Bretonnia army consists of Elite Knights backed up by low quality serfs and archers. The Empire and Guilds army usually consists of larger units of pike men and musketeers backed up with a few elite units of magic users and horsemen. To really mix things up have a think about fielding the best of each army to create really effective force!

Forces of the Freeguilds

The forces of the Freeguilds seem to be styled on the armies of the Renaissance Wars that raged through Italy between 1494 to 1559. The Freeguilds are models from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles where it was a well developed army. This means that you should be able to find units to fulfil most needs.

AoS Human Free Peoples General on foot with 2 handed weapon

AoS Free Peoples General on foot with 2 handed weapon

  • Freeguild General on Griffon
  • Freeguild General on Horse and Foot
  • Demigryph Knights
  • Freeguild Outriders
  • Freeguild Pistolers
  • Freeguild Greatswords
  • Freeguild Guard
  • Freeguild Handgunners
  • Freeguild Crossbowmen
  • Freeguild Archers

Forces of the Bretonnia

The forces of Bretonnia seem to be based on a romanticised version of the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and specially the quest for the Holy Grail (which as far as I can tell, never happened!). What we are left with is an army rich with Knights is armour, Maidens wielding magic, and foot solderers up from up from the untrained ( and unwashed ) serfs ( that’s blue collar worker in today’s terms).

Although the Bretonnians where created for the Warhammer Fantasy Battles game they had not received an update for many years. In many ways the release of Age of Sigmar has brought new life to this army and many players are dusting off their old Bretonnian models and seeing how they perform in this new game.

  • King Louen Leoncoeur
  • Bretonnian Lord
  • The Green Knight
  • The Fay Enchantress
  • Damsel of the Lady on Foot, Horse, and Pegasus
  • Pegasus Knights
  • Paladin Standard Bearer
  • Grail Knights
  • Questing Knights
  • Knights of the Realm
  • Knights Errant
  • Mounted Yomen
  • Men-at-arms
  • Peasant Bowmen
  • Field Trebuchet

Forces of the Collegiate Arcane

The magic users of the Free Peoples can be found in the Collegiate Arcane.  This section also includes the wagon contraptions that the Collegiate have created too.

  • Battlemage / Battlemage on Griffon
  • Luminark of Hysh
  • Celestial

Ironweld Arsenal

The Ironweld Arsenal includes both Human and Duardin artillery units. Adding artillery to your forces adds an extra punch that can floor monstrous creatures. However you need to be careful with artillery units too. They are not overly mobile. Be sure to give your artillery units a body guard or else fast enemy units may flank you and take out your precious artillery.

The human units in the Ironweld Arsenal are:

  • Gunmaster
  • Hellblaster Volley Gun
  • Hellstorm Rocket Battery
  • Steam Tank