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  • #157462
    Avatar photoOB
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    Macedonian and Punic Wars

    Every now and then I return to Ancients.  This time it is the Macedonian and Punic Wars.  From memory my second original wargames armies.  It seemed appropriate to start with the Romans who fought everyone else.

    These ones are from Forged in Battle 15mm.  They fit well with Essex, Corvus Belli, QRF and Chariot that’s great because I have loads of all of them.

    There are pics of all the component units on my blog and some thoughts on the Roman line relief system.

    If it’s of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #157471
    Avatar photoTony S
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    Lovely painted figures there!  For some reason, I’m always fond of a pose that has a heavily armoured foot soldier resting on his shield.  Perhaps because if that were me, loaded down in chainmail, I’d certainly be resting my weary back!

    I have a lot of the FiB figures for the Successor period, and am very happy with them.  They do mix well with most other company’s sculpts, I agree.

    Please keep us posted as to your thoughts on Pulse of Battle and Civates Bellantes.  I’ve never played either, but am curious about them.

    It’s also interesting, and quite a nice comment on the state of modern rules, in that you aren’t constrained by strict basing requirements of the ruleset you wish to use.   As someone who abhors rebasing, I wholeheartedly applaud this development!

    If memory serves, years ago Duke Siegfried had roughly the same thoughts as yourself in respect to how Romans fought at the tactical level, and wrote his own rules to reflect that, for a game at Historicon or Cold Wars.

    PS – a lot of your photos were not loading for me.  Probably just my old phone…

    #157473
    Avatar photoOB
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    Thanks Tony.  I’m impressed by Forged in Battle too.

    I will keep you posted on how Pulse of Battle and Civates Bellantes work out for me.  The latter btw is available as a £5.00 download.  I never knew that Duke had come to the same conclusion thanks for letting me know.

    Yeah not having to rebase is great -rule writers take note.

    I suspect it might be my blog with regard to the pics.  Let’s see what I can do here.

     

     

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #157477
    Avatar photoCyrus
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    Nice Republican Romans! Forged in Battle have some great 15mm ranges, in true 15mm rather than 18mm. I have some of their Blemmye which I’ve combined with some Donnington miniatures figures.

    #157480
    Avatar photoOB
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    Thanks Cyrus.  This project has me thinking more and more about Roman fighting style.  The pila volley was intended to give an edge but on a six feet frontage I’d think each Roman swordsman might well initially face more than one enemy.  That would argue for a very active fighting style.  The physical demands of that probably necessitated the line relief system.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #157506
    Avatar photoCyrus
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    Justin Swanton, who is the editor of Slingshot, has an interesting book on how the Triplex Acies worked, I remember a Slingshot article about it. Tricky to replicate on the wargames table with a set of rules!

    #157518
    Avatar photoOB
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    Yes, I think Justin is interesting on the subject.  I haven’t read his book yet but intend to.  One thing, if I’m doing him justice, he thinks the Romans closed up in action. That would mean either their battle line contracted by half in the immediate presence of the enemy.  Maybe they did but I’d think it might expose their flanks.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #157821
    Avatar photoOB
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    Macedonian and Punic Wars

    My second legion is now complete.  Forged in Battle 15mm once more.  For the next two it will be Chariot Miniatures.  All single pose by type but nice enough figures.

    The pics on my blog will expand if you click them.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

     

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #158204
    Avatar photoOB
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    Punic Wars

    I’ve made a start on my Carthaginians with 15mm figures from Forged in Battle, Essex and Chariot.  Mainly Libyans and Numidians so far.  If it is of interest here is the link.

    Punic Wars

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #158434
    Avatar photoOB
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    Numidians

    I’ve finished the Numidian contingent for my Carthaginian Army.  The figures are from Essex and Forged in Battle.  They fit together nicely enough on the same base.  If it is of interest there are more pics on my blog.

    Numidians

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

     

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #158699
    Avatar photoOB
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    Macedonian and Punic Wars

    Two more Roman Legions for my Macedonian and Punic wars project are complete.  I’ll just leave out the triari for the Macedonian Wars. Cheating I know, but I’m all Roman’ed out what with 3rd Century and Late, Sub Romans and Belisarius too.

    The figures are old ones from Chariot and Essex and it is good to see them fit for service once more.

    If it is of interest there are lots of clickable pics on my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #158710
    Avatar photoAlex
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    Cracking stuff – those Numidians are striking!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    practising hobby eclecticism

    #158733
    Avatar photoOB
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    Cheers Alex, I enjoyed painting them.  Punic Wars Spanish next on the blog then I begin painting the Gauls.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #159348
    Avatar photoOB
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    Macedonian and Punic wars 15mm

    I’ve completed the first 10 units of Spanish warriors for my Punic wars project. Another two and I can field a Spanish Army in its own right.

    Macedonian and Punic Wars 15mm

    Most of the figures are from Forged in Battle with two units from a mixture of manufacturers old and new.

    If it is of interest, you can see them all on my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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