I am wondering what a typical day for a soldier would look like. I am interested in a medieval setting. Like when do they get up, when do they train? What kind of food they have. Do they discuss tactics, or do their generals just give orders on the battlefield?

The time period is around the 1400’s - 1500’s in Europe. The armies are at constant battle with each other, but they are trained and elite armies. Not recruitments from the villages. Those armies do that for a living. Like in GoT: the "golden company" let say. The soldiers are currently at a camp.

Many many thanks in advance!


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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure that you understand how a medieval army was put together? The non-noble men in the army wake up when the trumpet blows. They don't train. They eat whatever food is available, usually food taken from the unfortunate local peasants. Whether they discuss tactics or not depends on what you mean by "soldiers" in a medieval setting, unless you refer to something like Genoese mercenary crossbowmen. P.S. The word "battalion" has no place in a medieval setting. $\endgroup$ – AlexP Apr 22 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE! We're glad you could join us! When you have a moment, please click here to learn more about our culture and take our tour. There were few standing armies during the Medieval period, and what any soldier would do is very dependent on where they were and who they were attached to. Soldiering during the crusades was not like soldiering during the 100-years war or any of the Norman wars. Worse, "medieval" covers a 500 year period with massive changes. Can you be (much!) more specific? $\endgroup$ – JBH Apr 22 at 15:07
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    $\begingroup$ I was just doing a review but JBH already beat me to it, instead i’ll add to what he said and give you a link to our resources page, some of the links on there may be able to answer more generalised questions about worldbuilding you may have: worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/143606/… Also, as an aside, theres some free resources for big battles for 5E on the DM’s Guild : ). A lot of the PDFs are pay-what-you-want but you can get them for free. I also recommend Grimtooth’s Traps, they work in any system, including D&D. $\endgroup$ – Liam Morris Apr 22 at 15:29
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    $\begingroup$ I have taken the liberty of editing your question based on what you said in the comments. Feel free to edit these changes if they do not match what you intended to ask. $\endgroup$ – Liam Morris Apr 22 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks guys for the answers! I see how my question would have been quite broad. Editing the question is perfect! And JBH, thank you for the link! I will put it into good use! $\endgroup$ – Chris Panayotova Apr 22 at 15:54