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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2021, 09:58:24 PM »
Iíve got similar memories of WAB.
Itís the nostalgia Iím in it for  lol


Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2021, 09:33:11 AM »
I like the long hair and beards you get with Spartan figures. Makes them look distinctive and rather contrary to what you expect for the look of disciplined elite troops.

Offline SJWi

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2021, 01:55:06 PM »
Iíve left WAB way behind and moved on to Simon Millerís ďTo the StrongestĒ. Well worth a look if you havenít checked them out already!

Offline Easy E

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2021, 02:06:01 PM »
What is played in your area?  Or is it just a personal project? 

If only personal, who are you planning to be your opponents?
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2021, 02:40:39 PM »
Yeah, Iíve got a couple of mates into WAB.
Played To The Strongest too.
Probably more mates into WAB to be honest.
Hollywood ancients!

Offline SJWi

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2021, 02:54:58 PM »
Tim, given WAB is long out of print have you looked at ďWar and ConquestĒ by Rob Broom the ex-supremo of Warhammer Historical? Never played them myself but I understand they are very WAB-like.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2021, 03:39:43 PM »
Yup, checked them all out.
All good.
But Iím going for nostalgia!  :o

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2021, 03:42:13 PM »
Besides, just coz Iím basing for WAB, doesnít mean I canít use figures in other rule sets.

Obviously this post on creating a Spartan force for WAB will slightly skew historical fact.
But only slightly..

Offline Easy E

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2021, 05:09:12 PM »
Will your mates also be playing Greeks, or will that branch out into other eras? 

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2021, 05:42:51 PM »
Tim, you are making me nostalgic for the good old days of WAB . After that game died and the player base dissipated I began the slow process of becoming completely disillusioned with ancients. Despite its flaws ( and I admit it had them) nothing else has managed to really do it for me

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2021, 08:06:40 PM »
Easy E, WAB covered all ancient and later periods right up to 15th century.

Once I get these Spartans going Iíll get posting.
Not even committed to buying them yet!

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2021, 08:07:43 PM »
Iíve managed to get hold of some Victrix hoplite spears.
So Iíve made a start!

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2021, 08:35:34 PM »
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2021, 08:49:17 PM »
Indeed! Yikes

Offline Easy E

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Re: Getting back into ancients.
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2021, 09:09:59 PM »
I have a copy of the old WAB rules, but never really got to play.

Who will your Spartans be fighting? A Burgundian Ordinance Army of Charles the Bald or something more contemporary to them?

 

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