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  • #28797
    willb
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    I hosted two games using Scutarii at the Western Front game convention.  The first was Marathon

     

    Marathon

    The second was Callinicum

    Callinicum

    Regards,

    Bill

    #28853
    Piyan Glupak
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    Looks very good.  I do think that small figures used for battles larger than a certain size look excellent.  (I prefer 6mm for BBDBA with 36 bases per side but 15mm figures for standard 12 bases per side DBA.)

    I noticed that from flicking through other articles on your blog that you sometimes use a mixture of Rapier and Baccus figures.  That is interesting for me because I am considering getting a Rapier Hittite army to go against my Baccus New Kingdom Egyptian, Sea Peoples and Syro-Canaanite armies.  In fact, Rapier seem to do Libyan swordsmen that would let me use the preferred New Kingdom Egyptian option against the Sea Peoples.

    #28882
    willb
    Participant

    Rapier and Baccus infantry are the same size and can be mixed in the same unit as I am doing with the American Civil War.  Rapier’s cavalry tend to be smaller and match better with Heroics and Ros.  The Arab cavalry on the Persian side have the figures mixed on the same base.  I do have some Greek light cavalry where I mixed Rapier and Baccus figures on the same base.  Usually it is a choice of which figure pose I prefer.   Most of the hoplites are actually Rapier’s Macedonian Hypaspist figure for this reason.  Baccus uses a softer alloy which causes the longer pikes to develop a lot of curves.  I have almost completed a New Kingdom army.

    #28927
    Piyan Glupak
    Participant

    Thanks for that advice.

    I do know what you mean about Baccus pikes.  I avoid basing schemes with more than 2 ranks on the same base now because more than 2 ranks of pikes are tricky to straighten.

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