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    Whirlwind
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    Please see here for the first battle in my back-on-track refight of the Gallic War using Baccus 6mm figures and the Polemos SPQR rules: Caesar’s Romans attack the Helvetii.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #140759
    Norm S
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    Polemos seem ideally suited to his campaign since they seem to give the tribes a potential that the Romans need to respect. The situation is very ‘Waterloo’ with a too and fro fight going on at the main battle (including a farmhouse ­čÖé ) and a sudden arrival of reinforcements on the flank that swings the day.

    #140760
    Whirlwind
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    Thanks Norm.  It will definitely be more of a challenge for the Romans using these rules, and it will be interesting to see how it effects the campaign overall.  The boardgame engine presupposes Roman tactical advantage, so one of the key balance questions will be if I have given the Romans enough compensating bonuses to give them just the right amount of advantage; Roman armies should always feel confident of victory at even-ish numbers, but nothing like certainty.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

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