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by MarkusB
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Terrain and troop type cards
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Terrain and troop type cards

Hi guys, I'm posting this just in case someone finds it useful. I've noticed that once you're familiar with a given army and its factors, you barely have to reference anything at all during a game. Which is great! Pre-battle setup however definitely requires to check tables etc... Of course WGC's te...
by MarkusB
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: Early Sumerians vs. Nomadic Amurru
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Early Sumerians vs. Nomadic Amurru

Texus Maximus wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Images from the first battle:
Wow! Just... wow. I've checked your posts in the Miniatures & Camps sections and they're all stellar. Your attention to detail is inspiring, and I really like the fact that you manage to put both 'History' and 'story' in your pieces. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.
by MarkusB
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: Early Sumerians vs. Nomadic Amurru
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Early Sumerians vs. Nomadic Amurru

Hi Texus Maximus, despite definitely not being an expert I've tried to think about what I'd do if I were the early Sumerian player. And the answer is in fact very simple: I'd wait until Gilgameš shows up, then shred the nomads to pieces. OK, seriously. This seems a really tough one. From what I can ...
by MarkusB
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: Video Battle
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Video Battle

[...] the mechanics now allow you to and even encourage you to spread your archers out along the line[...] [...] de-linking shooting defense from combat ability in melee against infantry [...] [...] having a separate combat factor for defense from archery (and a separate combat factor for shooting)...
by MarkusB
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: Video Battle
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Video Battle

Thank you Rod, I think I'm catching up with the rules again! The most surprising change in 1.1 was distant combat. Maybe I need to play a pseudo-Plataea battle to really understand if/how they work differently from the legacy rules. Another surprising change is the very elegant way in which now pass...
by MarkusB
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: Video Battle
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Video Battle

Greetings! I'm back to miniature wargaming after a long (involuntary) hiatus. And yes, after much pondering I deliberated that Triumph! is still my favourite ruleset, exactly as it was the last time I actually played it (v 0.6 or something like that). Rod's video battles are not only immensely fun t...
by MarkusB
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Polybian Roman
Replies: 28
Views: 9013

Re: Polybian Roman

Actually, that sounds like an army list change, with the "description" of the Bad Horse in question including that "such troops were a mixture of foot and mounted, and should be represented <blah blah blah>" or similar. The only problem is that is a set-up for the parenthetical army list form I par...
by MarkusB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Rabble Movement Rate
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: Rabble Movement Rate

I just don't understand why shieldwall troops (Spear) can run down rabble when hoplites (Heavy Foot) can't. I understand all of the others since they are faster, more capable, have ranged weapons, etc. I just don't see sheildwall chasing down panicking rabble. Are you referring to the fact that rab...
by MarkusB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Polybian Roman
Replies: 28
Views: 9013

Re: Polybian Roman

"Hamippoi, 0 pts: For every Javelin Cavalry stand in the army, you may replace a stand of Rabble or Light Foot with another Javelin Cavalry stand, and for each Bad Horse stand you may similarly replace a Rabble or Light Foot stand with another Bad Horse stand. Both the original and the new mounted ...
by MarkusB
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Camillan Roman
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: Camillan Roman

I'm struggling to find anything right now, but in the past I've read someone suggesting that in the oldest manipular legions, being an 'hastatus' was a prestige status, and that 'principi' were just the 'principal' (most numerous) type of troopers- however, their relative position at deployment seem...