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Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients

 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:18 am 
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Just bought myself a box of warlord 28mm Romans, very nice. I have absolutely no idea how Wrhammer Ancients works apart from "its a bit like WFB".

If anyone would share the benefit of their experience I'd be grateful?

Any ideas on how a Roman army list would look?


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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:25 am 
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This forum is probably the best place to ask questions.

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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:48 pm 
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The core rule book has the EIR army list in.


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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:46 am 
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At my club, we found that WAB was much better than Fantasy as there was no magic or over powered charaters.

We started off with 15mm but most have now moved onto 28mm.

Hope you enjoy it.

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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:09 am 
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Quote: (Tiny-Tim @ 27 Oct. 2008, 08:46 )

At my club, we found that WAB was much better than Fantasy as there was no magic or over powered charaters.

We started off with 15mm but most have now moved onto 28mm.

Hope you enjoy it.

Tim

I agree

That was what attracted me when WAB was first released and the increasing tendancy for WFB power creep with each new aemy book has only confirmed this.

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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:34 pm 
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The core WHAB book has a fairly extensive set of choices:

Ancient Greek, Achaemenid Persians, Nomadic Hordes, Chinese, Samurai, Arabs & Saracens and Crusaders, plus some appendixes for the original Roman and Barbarian army lists.

I guess finding an opponent would be the next step for for and your local gaming dudes.

Heh, Rome had lots of enemies...so you've got some flex. Maybe not so much if you have to have a 'exact ancient enemy'.

Ancient Romans v. Space Marines might be teh suck.





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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:02 pm 
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A V2 of WAB is being talked about in the near future so If you haven't already got it It is probably worth holding on a bit longer. [edit]Looking at the Warhammer Historical site they are aiming for a May release date, but as ever that is just a guess at this stage.

I always find that WAB feels like a big skirmish. I've yet to try FOG but will be in the new year.





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 Post subject: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Was thinking about Ancients. Havent played it yet, but breezed through the rules and spoken to many who have played it. Apparently very tactical, very balanced and without the chance of a single over the top spell vapourising an entire unit. Good [url]thing[/url] is youre not limited to GW models.

With so many unwilling to move on into 8th, could it be time to put Ancients in center stage? Perhaps there could be a small event held, to get interest up? Just an idea...

I for one, am a staunch believer of the virtues of 8th, but I also enjoy Total War set in any period, and the idea of warhammer with Gauls, Romans, Samurai, etc sounds great.

So...what interest is there out there?


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 Post subject: Re: Ancient Romans and Warhammer Ancients
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:00 pm 
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There has been considerable interest recently in a new set called L’Art de la Guerre, some French rules (now v3.1 translated in English) that work in a manner similar to DBM and FoG but that are slightly simpler than either. They come with all the armies incorporated in the rule book so no added expense, covering 3000BC to 1500AD in Europe, Africa, near and Far East Asia, and the Americas.

Strongly recommended.


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