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March 5, 2021 at 2:49 pm #2314
Yeah but that is camp followers, servants, maybe skirmishers. Not like what comes later where entire armies are made up of the poor.
And of course, armies can go broke in the field, regardless of how they started out.
There is also the Ministerial knight, equivalent (I think) to Sergeants in England, who were armed and equipped by their Lord. But by the 14th Century most of those people had property.