How do the rules handle troops who are armed with just short swords and target shields? I am working on running the Battle of Dyrrachium (1071 AD) between the Normans of Robert Guiscard and the Byzantines of Alexios I Komnenos, based on the scenario proposed by Eoghan Kelly in "Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy" magazine issue 84. I have been able to handle all of the various units on both sides except for the Byzantine 'Serbian' (Duklja) vassals armed with short swords and target shields, with no armor; training is poor and morale is average; mercenary. There doesn't seem to be anything in the Unit Descriptions section that handles them. My first thought was to make them raw 'warriors' saving on an 8+, but from the scenario they don't appear to have fought in a deep mass. Nor are they a 'mob' as they have "regular" weaponry.
Is this a unit type that has been missed in the description or are these just a special, one-off unit type?
Can anyone offer a solution other than depicting them as non-deep, raw warriors?
P.S. My game is set for this coming Saturday, April 29.