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Offline Easy E

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Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« on: June 09, 2021, 06:50:37 PM »
This is just a quick survey of the users on this forum. 

I am curious how many of you own a Republican Roman force? 

If you do, what scale is it and what basing do you use? 

What style is is?  Is it an early Hoplite, Early Triplex Acies, Mid-Polybian/Manipular, or Later- Cohort based? 

What minis do you use?

What rules do you use to play with your little citizens?

For me, it is the following: 
I own 160 Romans in 28mm figures.  They are single based and made into units of 10.  They can cover Early Triplex Acies all the way to Later-Cohort styles with some tweaks.  Mine are all Victrix.  I use them currently for Clash of Spears, Wars of the Republic, and Hail Caesar.
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Offline SJWi

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 07:50:45 PM »
I will confess to owning a 28mm Republican Roman force. Classic "Polybian" to fight my Carthaginians and Seleucids.  They are mainly Renegade Miniatures with some Aventine. The Renegade Cavalry horses were just too huge. The Hastatii, Principes and Triarii were based 2 x 2 figure bases for Hail Caesar, but I now play To the Strongest using several bases per unit.   

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 09:20:28 PM »
I have a Roman Republican army based on the Second Punic War about 4 legions including allied Italians plus some extras allies for different periods such as Celts, Spanish and Numidians.  28mm allmost all Victrix. 

I use Hail Ceasar with their army lists as the basis for organisation. Infantry are generally based on 40mm square bases and cavalry 50mm square, with 4 and 2 figures respectively. 

A legion consists of 16 Velite, 24 Hastati, 24 Princepes and 12 Triarii along with a command base of 3 figures. Cavalry are organised in small units of 6 figures per legion with the Italians having three such units.

Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 09:22:45 PM »
I have 6mm Polybian Romans on 40mm bases for l'Art de la Guerre (and also a10mm late Romans/Romano-British on 60mm bases for Dux Bellorum).

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 03:23:44 AM »
I have Polybian Romans in 28mm and 15mm. The 28s are mainly Agema Miniatures plastics with metal cavalry from 1st Corps. They are on single bases. The 15s are by Essex and are based to the DBX pattern.

Rules-wise, they havenít been on the table as much as I would like. The big fellows have been used in a few games of Hail Caesar, and the little ones in DBA.

I need to get back to work on the 28s at some point, but keep getting sidetracked!

Offline Cat

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 04:29:06 AM »
Punic Wars is my strongest suit in DBA, and Republican Romans the largest of the lot.  Primarily Old Glory 15s.  I don't get too fussed about armour differences in 15mm.  I use these for the later end of the Camillan lists through Polybian and early end of the Marian lists.  Can field up to 5x DBA Polybian for big battle games.
 
Here's all of them on the field for a Battle of Tunis 255 big battle scenario game facing Carthage and allies:
« Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 04:35:30 AM by Cat »

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 04:58:28 AM »
Yep. 10mm, Scipionic, mixture of Pendraken and Newline. The legions are based for triplex acies operations, but seldom use them (it's a recipe for getting your flank turned!). IACTA ALEA EST home-brew rules.
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Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 05:45:58 AM »
I do and they are Agema and old Wargames Factory Republican plastic infantry that I have had  for several years but have to confess that they are still in the "to do" pile. 
They will be based individually for our own home written small action rules and "Infamy, Infamy", Broken Legions etc. 
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Offline OB

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 01:03:23 PM »
I do a 15mm one and I'm currently refurbishing it.  It's for the Macedonian and Punic Wars. 

The figures are from Chariot, QRF, Essex, Corvus Belli and Forged in Battle.

Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 01:16:29 PM »
Punic Wars 28mm. All Victrix or Agema miniatures.

Offline has.been

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 03:23:28 PM »
I have a Republican Roman army,
part of a matched pair in 28mm. Rome & Carthage.
Figures nearly all painted by a friend, Pete Duckworth.
Various manufacturers, but always used for DBA.

I would quite like to paint up some of the more
modern sculps, probably for a skirmish like Fistful of lead.

Offline williamb

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 04:25:09 PM »
I have Republican Romans in 6mm.   Figures are all Rapier Miniatures, on 40mmx20mm bases.  Slightly over 2000 figures.  For the rules I use, which strongly  support using multiple lines, these would be the equivalent of a two combined consular armies of four Roman legions and four Latin Ala.  They can be any version from about 300 B.C. to the time of Julius Caesar.  I left the army commanders out of the picture when I took it.


Start of the battle of Asculum.  Legions (on the right) vs phalanx
« Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 04:47:35 PM by williamb »

Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 08:48:28 PM »
Caesarean era Romans in 28mm, but they also do fine for 2nd Punic war with the addition os some Triarii. About 200 figures or so. All based on 60mm wide bases, 3 to a base.
They get used for To the Strongest and Saga Age of Hannibal

Offline Zingara

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 08:59:14 PM »
I have a Republican Roman force in 1/72. HAT - some 216 close order infantry, 48 velites, 32 cavalry - also possess smaller collections of Carthaginian, Numidian, Spanish and Gallic in the same period. I mostly use home grown rules written by a friend as an homage to the Battle of the River Trimsos in Don Featherstone's War Games.

Offline Frostie

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Re: Do You Own a Republican Roman force?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 07:53:14 AM »
Ploybian/Second Punic Wars.

15mm Forged in Battle figures, they are great....about 600 minis

 

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