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Offline WarwickK

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2020, 10:06:28 AM »
It's hard to say what a typical army would be, as really each force is 3 mini-armies, forming the left, centre and right, and these each have their part in the battle plan, so are generally tailored towards their mission. It might be that (for the barbarians) you want to attack on the left, and have the main combat units here, maybe mounted nobles leading warriors with supporting chariots... or you are happy to just harass on the other flank with skirmishing missile troops and a few chariots, etc. There is wide variety of options.

But, here is a Roman force I used in one play test game, a large field battle (so as big as it gets).

Roman Legion
Centre
Command stand (mounted)
2 Units of Auxiliary Spearmen (4 stands each)
2 Units of Auxiliary Slingers (skirmishers) (3 stands each)
3 Scorpios (1 per stand)
1 Legionary Cohort (4 stands)

Left Flank
Command stand (on foot)
2 Legionary Cohorts (4 stands each)
1 Unit of Auxiliary Cavalry (4 stands)

Right Flank
Command stand (on foot)
3 Legionary Cohorts (1 had the Aquila Party upgrade) (4 stands each)

So, that's 48 stands, with 3-4 models per stand. Hope that helps. Barbarians forces are larger... I'd add at least 50%. Small field battles are half the size of large ones.

Offline A Lot of Gaul

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2020, 05:35:35 PM »
Warwick -

From your description above and the WI flip-through, the rules look interesting. What is the recommended basing for 15mm figures? Are there any special period features that make SoR more appropriate for Imperial Roman armies than other, more 'generic' Ancients rulesets?

Cheers,
Scott
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 05:37:07 PM by A Lot of Gaul »
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Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2020, 12:38:28 PM »
Don't suppose there are any plans to extend to Hellenic and Hellenistic warfare . Got lots of Greeks and Macedonians but a bit uninspired by the current rules out there

Offline Atheling

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2020, 08:04:57 AM »
A while ago I remember reading that there were plans afoot to do a Dark Ages Shieldwall bash version of the rules Warwick. Is this plans still in the pipeline?

Offline martinthorold

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2020, 06:11:22 AM »
Iíve bought the rules and they look good, but I canít seem to find a forum anywhere..l does anyone know of one?
Thanks in advance.

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2020, 01:29:56 AM »
Is there really no online discussion about these rules? Not even by the designer?

Offline Atheling

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2020, 07:07:18 AM »
Is there really no online discussion about these rules? Not even by the designer?

Warwick K's posted above as the designer:

It's hard to say what a typical army would be, as really each force is 3 mini-armies, forming the left, centre and right, and these each have their part in the battle plan, so are generally tailored towards their mission. It might be that (for the barbarians) you want to attack on the left, and have the main combat units here, maybe mounted nobles leading warriors with supporting chariots... or you are happy to just harass on the other flank with skirmishing missile troops and a few chariots, etc. There is wide variety of options.

But, here is a Roman force I used in one play test game, a large field battle (so as big as it gets).

Roman Legion
Centre
Command stand (mounted)
2 Units of Auxiliary Spearmen (4 stands each)
2 Units of Auxiliary Slingers (skirmishers) (3 stands each)
3 Scorpios (1 per stand)
1 Legionary Cohort (4 stands)

Left Flank
Command stand (on foot)
2 Legionary Cohorts (4 stands each)
1 Unit of Auxiliary Cavalry (4 stands)

Right Flank
Command stand (on foot)
3 Legionary Cohorts (1 had the Aquila Party upgrade) (4 stands each)

So, that's 48 stands, with 3-4 models per stand. Hope that helps. Barbarians forces are larger... I'd add at least 50%. Small field battles are half the size of large ones.

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2020, 10:46:16 AM »
Which, of course, I read. Is that it?

Offline Atheling

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2020, 01:42:14 PM »
Which, of course, I read.

Yeah, I figured. ;)

Is that it?

A bit of google foo and voila.....
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131345000228309/

I'm pretty sure the rules will have been discussed in some detail in that group- I hope you find what you need there :)

Offline Johnp4000

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2020, 09:36:28 AM »
Which, of course, I read. Is that it?

Not sure if it would help but there are a couple of youtube videos covering this rule set, just search on the rules title. It is interesting how many rulesets must be published and slip under the radar?

Offline wmyers

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2020, 02:25:37 AM »
It is interesting how many rulesets must be published and slip under the radar?

Which begs the question, what makes some rulesets become popular?  What makes some rulesets drop under the radar?

Offline James Morris

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2020, 01:01:22 PM »
Which begs the question, what makes some rulesets become popular?  What makes some rulesets drop under the radar?

I think thatís an excellent question. Certainly people expect an Internet presence nowadays and ideally some play through videos. Two Fat Lardies are doing well at this at the moment. Advertising and availability also play a part; I think having rules available in both hard copy and PDF widens your customer base. Obviously you need to have a reasonably playable game in the first place with enough general appeal, but I feel that the other factors are very important too.

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2020, 05:07:10 PM »
Which begs the question, what makes some rulesets become popular?  What makes some rulesets drop under the radar?

Who publishes it.......



IDK
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Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2020, 06:37:42 PM »
might have to give these a go given i have sizeable roman and celt armies ;)

Offline Atheling

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Re: Soldiers of Rome by Warwick Kinrade
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2020, 07:01:12 PM »
Who publishes it.......



IDK

Artorus Games, they are available through North Star:
https://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=14626

I've got Soldiers of God, based in the Crusades (shock horror! :) ) and although they have never been played they read well as a set of rules.