Category Archives: Late Republican Roman

New unit!

I’ve finished a unit of Cretan archers. Six bases. They’ll fight as superior undrilled unprotected bow in my Late Republican Roman army. ┬áHere are some pictures. I’m pretty happy with them. I added some large rocks to most of the bases. These are made from bits of cork. The snakes and other designs are freehand (if you couldn’t tell).

The tunics are army painter spray red. I believe the skin is Model Color Medium Fleshtone (70.860).

First game of Field of Glory

Well, it was a partial game anyway:

The weather was really bad. We’ve had sleet, and the guy running the store tonight was looking at an hour-long drive home. So he wanted to close up early.

I played with Bob and Lance assisted me. Bob had a ton of light troops that marched up the center of the table. I had some nice terrain on both flanks of my legions, which were lined up in the center and close to my side of the table. This nice terrain led me to think I should stay where I was, but Bob’s light troops were eating up my flanks.

Both Bob and Lance thought that I should have taken fewer legions or maybe worse legions and spent the saved points on more medium foot. They seemed to think I was too outnumbered, which I’m sure is right. The composition of my army was pretty much a guess on my part.

So now I may end up adding some figures to give me some flexibility. Elephants? Cretan archers (up to six bases)?

My light troops suffered at the hands of Bob’s. I will say that I had a number of bad roles, both for base losses and cohesion tests. So I think that skewed the results I was getting a bit. At any rate, it was fun for a short game. I would have liked to have seen my legions get in on the action.