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Offline Codsticker

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Skirmish game.
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2019, 02:12:19 AM »
I quite the heroic style of those sculpts- I wonder who did them?

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Skirmish game.
« Reply #61 on: June 15, 2019, 07:19:49 AM »
Just realised the title of this thread is a bit misleading as Warlord don't refer to SPQR as a skirmish game but rather "WARBANDS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Take command of your warband and lead it to glory and legend!".

They have updated the Pre-Order page with pics of the two Heros as well as a group shot of everything in the box.

http://www.warlordgames.com/spqr-a-clash-of-heroes-starter-set/?utm_source=Warlord+Games+Newsletter&utm_campaign=191992eca5-Warlord_Games_New_Release_Friday_07_June_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b7e928b4ed-191992eca5-132679373&mc_cid=191992eca5&mc_eid=9b66257cd3

Offline jetengine

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Skirmish game.
« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2019, 11:34:53 AM »
Just realised the title of this thread is a bit misleading as Warlord don't refer to SPQR as a skirmish game but rather "WARBANDS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Take command of your warband and lead it to glory and legend!".

They have updated the Pre-Order page with pics of the two Heros as well as a group shot of everything in the box.

http://www.warlordgames.com/spqr-a-clash-of-heroes-starter-set/?utm_source=Warlord+Games+Newsletter&utm_campaign=191992eca5-Warlord_Games_New_Release_Friday_07_June_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b7e928b4ed-191992eca5-132679373&mc_cid=191992eca5&mc_eid=9b66257cd3

The initial information released was that it was a skirmish game, as was the initial interview at UKGE which indicated 30 models max (which your hordey factions can get to in slirmish). I'm more then happy to change the title though.

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2019, 11:53:22 AM »
Ahh ok. A change of title might be an idea but then I expect most people interested in the game know by now.

Offline jetengine

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2019, 01:39:00 PM »
More info

Banners and musicians  have points costs so they can do....something.
Heroes in the starter set will be resin
The Romans are elite infantry so the 17 vs 50 thing was intentional though you CAN use the Gauls as Mercs.
Elephants WILL be usable.
More factions if the game takes off.

Offline jetengine

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2019, 12:41:41 PM »
More info.

On the SPQR Facebook group the official Warlord Account posted this....

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     Well - seeing as I've been putting off building yet another army, this weekend I succumbed to the call of the Roman Legions... the Marines anyway :)
I've put together my 500 point (Denarii) SPQR Warband list  Legio Prima Adiutrix.
Once I find a suitable model it'll be commanded by Gabara the Giant (Apparently a 9'9"tall Arabian giant!), for now tho I'm using one of Warlords Optio's as my Pilus Prior.
My heroes are based on 30mm MDF discs to make them stand out from the average 25mm base. My Scorpio is on a triangular base from Sarissa Precision.

First Century, Second Cohort, Legio Prima Adiutrix

Pilus Prior, Centurion Atergo Potentes Drusus - 82 Denarii.
Large shield, lorica hamata, sword, short spear
Talents - Wall of Iron, Blademaster

Evocatus, Servius Minatus Marinus - 85 Denarii.
Large shield, Lorica Segmentata, sword.
Talents - Shield Bash, Shield Wall

Immunes, Nonus Vettius - 75 Denarii.
lorica hamata, sword
Talents - Voice of Command, Inspire

Contubernium (Rear Principes) - Auxiliary Archer - 88 Denarii.
Decanus Aetius + 7 men with Bow, lorica hamata, swords

Contubernium (Forward Triarii) - Auxiliary - 80 Denarii.
Decanus Aemilius + 7 men with lorica hamata, large shield, sword & short spears

Scorpio Team - 80 Denarii.

Warband Total Cost; 490 Denarii. (leaves 10 Denarii in the bank for later)

I'll report back once I get a bit more paint on them and totally reserve my right to change my choices of equipment once I get the rule book :)

Cheers RichC
     

From this you can get a vague idea of how things are designed.

Offline williamb

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2019, 02:29:29 PM »
The Rule Book and the Druid figure are available as a separate item
https://us-store.warlordgames.com/products/spqr-rulebook-and-special-edition-miniature

Offline jetengine

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2019, 03:04:47 PM »
And another army list from the FB Group.

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    So I've finished putting the finishing touches to my Iberian warband. Hopefully I'll be able to put them up against RichC's marines sometime soon! ;)

These are all Warlord Games Iberians, plus plastic Celt bits, Celtic casualties, British warhounds, the wolf from the Roger's Rangers box set plus other stuff from my bits box.

I've chosen to recreate the military arm of a Celtiberian tribe hailing from the heart of the Iberian peninsula. They're led by Balcaldur, a reclusive warrior convinced that he's the mortal avatar of Cernunnos, god of the underworld. Wielding a pattern-welded sword forged from meteoric iron, he leads his band of tribesmen out to carve up the invading Romans.

The List:
Balcaldur, the Sword of the Underworld (Level 2 Hero) 89 Denarii
Equipment: Two-handed Sword, Dagger, Helmet
Talents: Wall of Iron, Lethal Blade, Blademaster

Naravas, the White Wolf (Level 1 Hero) 86 Denarii
Equipment: Short Spear, Large Shield, 3x Javelins, Horse
Talents: Buckle the Line, Horsemanship

Scutati Band (10 Infantry Minions) 120 Denarii
Equipment: Short Spears, Javelin, Large Shields, Helmets, Horn
Special Rules: Flaming Javelins, Strength in Numbers

Caetrati Band (5 Infantry Minions) 35 Denarii
Equipment: Javelins, Swords, Bucklers
Special Rules: Flaming Javelins, Hit and Run

Iberian Cavalry Band (5 Cavalry Minions) 165 Denarii
Equipment: Short Spears, 2x Javelins, Small Shields, Horses
Special Rules: Hit and Run

All of this comes to 495 points, which leaves me with 5 points in the bank for future purchases!
   

Offline Whitwort Stormbringer

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2019, 07:52:39 PM »
Huh, those are pretty modest warbands compared to the number of Gauls in the starter (even if some are Roman allies). Guess I'm just going to have to wait for better info.

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2019, 08:47:31 PM »
I'd like to see some pics of warbands to get a good feel for them.

Offline jetengine

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2019, 09:24:52 PM »
I'd like to see some pics of warbands to get a good feel for them.

These are the two quoted forces.


Offline Lost Egg

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2019, 10:00:51 PM »
Thanks jetengine :D

The scorpion seems a bit out of place in such a small force.

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2019, 10:50:30 AM »

The scorpion seems a bit out of place in such a small force.

Not if (like Warlord) your aim is to sell miniatures!!   ;)  8)

Online Kommando_J

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2019, 03:06:30 PM »
Thanks jetengine :D

The scorpion seems a bit out of place in such a small force.

...How else are you going to kill the elephant?





Offline Lost Egg

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Re: SPQR - Warlord Ancients Warband game.
« Reply #74 on: June 19, 2019, 03:56:02 PM »
:D