Senatus Populus Que Romanus

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Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Post by Tellus » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:03 pm

I've got biten by the ancients bug again and purchased a box of Victrix's Republican Romans at the Tactica Wargames show in Hamburg. Although being a long time conservative "no Plastics"-Advocat, I have to confess that these minis are great and really nice to paint.
I've already put some of the Velites together and have started painting one of them for a test of which colors I 'll use on them.

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Post by barr7430 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:51 pm

very nice work Marc
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Post by Tellus » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:13 pm

Thank you Barry
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Post by jambo1 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:52 pm

Nice looking figures, I have always resisted the ancients b ug, but they look very nice.
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Re: Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Post by Tellus » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:57 am

Indeed they are! They're really crisp and tell you were to put on the paint. So if you'll get tempted doing ancients I can really recommend the Victrix stuff. :!:
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Post by toggy » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:59 am

He looks great Marc, if I had time I could certainly get back into ancients with the Victrix Greeks.

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Re: Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Post by Tellus » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:26 am

toggy wrote:...if I had time...
I really know what you're talking about, Bob :D
..and thanks for the kind words :!:
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Post by obriendavid » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:39 am

toggy wrote:He looks great Marc, if I had time I could certainly get back into ancients with the Victrix Greeks.

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You might be even more tempted once we get together for a game.
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Post by toggy » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:20 pm

obriendavid wrote:
toggy wrote:He looks great Marc, if I had time I could certainly get back into ancients with the Victrix Greeks.

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You might be even more tempted once we get together for a game.
That is a day I'm really looking forward to Dave :D :D :D :D
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Post by quindia » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:57 pm

Nice job. It's funny, I literally just ordered a handful of Crusader Romans and Carthaginians a few days ago with an eye toward building some Punic War skirmish forces... DONNYBROOK B.C.

I look forward to seeing more!
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Re: Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Post by Tellus » Sun May 01, 2016 1:30 pm

Thank you Clarence :D
Yeah, it seems that Republican Romans are pretty popular these days :lol:

Apart from the shields I already had finished the Velites a month ago.
So, now the last days I was in the mood to get the shields ready by applying those nice LBM decals which I've ordered from Victrix.

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Re: Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Post by duc de limbourg » Sun May 01, 2016 2:35 pm

These look very good. Whish there were good rulesfor the republican Romans
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Post by j1mwallace » Mon May 02, 2016 4:08 pm

We've had a large number of good games using Hail Caesar and more recently "to the strongest"
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Post by chema1986 » Mon May 09, 2016 10:24 pm

Brilliant paintjob !
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Re: Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Post by Adam Hayes » Tue May 10, 2016 12:51 pm

duc de limbourg wrote:These look very good. Whish there were good rulesfor the republican Romans
Piquet's Archon 2 works quite nicely at representing the Republican Romans. During the normal melee resolution when the loser of a melee routs or retires (or occasionally it is a draw,) the Roman general can choose to replace a defeated Roman infantry unit with its supporting Hastati, Princeps or Triari unit. Alternatively the choice can be made to withdraw the entire line of a legion and replace it with its supporting line in the triplex acies formation. This gives a very powerful motive for a player to use the historical formation for a legion rather than extending his frontage with the rear lines which can be a temptation. (It also comes in very handy when blood-crazed Kelts have punched through your carefully arranged battle line! :o )
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