Building a Late Roman army with existing figures

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GaryL
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Building a Late Roman army with existing figures

Post by GaryL » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:19 am

My rule book is in the post but obviously I won't get the late roman army lists for a few more months yet. But there's nothing wrong with planning in advance, so can anyone who's seen the beta lists give me some thoughts on whether I can make a legal army with the following - this will probably be some sort of feoderate Roman or Romano-British army (with Frankish or other Germanic allies) - it's actually my current WAB Arthurian army.

I've attempted to group the figures I've already got into what look like sensible battlegroups:

6 units of heavy cavalry with kontos.
4 unit of bow-armed Roman cavalry.
6 units of 'regular' Roman cavalry with chainmail, shields and spears.
6 units of Germanic light cavalry with shield and spears/javelins.
6 units of Germanic cavalry with chainmail, shields and spears.
6 units of Germanic cavalry with chainmail, shields and spears.

6 units of Roman-style infantry with shield and spear, plus 3 units of archers.
6 units of Roman-style infantry with shield and spear, plus 3 units of archers.
6 units of Roman-style infantry with shield and spear.
6 units of Roman-style infantry with shield and spear.
6 units of Roman-style infantry with chainmail, shield and spear.
8 units of Roman-style infantry with chainmail, shield and spear.
8 units of Roman-style infantry with chainmail, shield and spear.

12 units of Germanic infantry with shield and spear.
6 units of Germanic skirmisher-types with javelins.

Plenty of units, but am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance,

Gary

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Post by hammy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:52 am

What you have seems a good start. When you say 'units' do you mean bases or figures?

You may find this interesting:

http://www.endoftime.pwp.blueyonder.co. ... troman.pdf

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Post by magedoc » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:19 pm

I have 15mm gladiators with pilum and semi-cylindrical shield that I am using for later Jewish (63BC) army to simulate Jewish tooops using captured Roman equipment and forming up into "Immitation Legionaires". I may also use these and similar troops for a Spartacus Slave Revolt Army, or as Roman Legionaires if I am in a pinch for additional Romans.

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