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Offline skip

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rulesets for punic wars
« on: August 03, 2014, 12:56:52 PM »
hi all, i am trying to prepare for the upcoming republican roman sets from victrix and would be looking for a suitable ruleset for roman/ carthage orders of battle, unit compostions etc to suit the period, any help gratefully received

brian

Offline rumacara

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Re: rulesets for punic wars
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 01:00:48 PM »
Brian, WAB supplement Hannibal and the Punic Wars may be a good option.
Never played with War & Conquest but from the feedback its also a good option.

Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: rulesets for punic wars
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 05:02:30 PM »
The key requirement for successful Punic wars rule set is that the Roman line relief system is represented in some way. Piquets Archon does this quite well and IIRC WABs Hannibal supplement does the same.

Offline skip

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Re: rulesets for punic wars
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 10:08:28 PM »
thanks for getting back guys, maybe war and conquest if the wab rulesets are not available or too expensive, i am originally thinking of basing them on 40mm x 60mm bases with 6 figs on a base at a ratio of 25/1 for a legion, so
48 hastasti, 48 principes, 24 triarii and 24 velites plus some cavalry, thought they should have archers as well?

Offline n815e

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Re: rulesets for punic wars
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 12:05:31 AM »
The WAB supplement is a good gaming resource no matter which system you play.
The Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars (Duncan Head as author) is quite good and if you can get a hold of it then do so.

The relief of lines being modeled as a necessity is questionable, depending on which command level you plan on representing and your personal take on how it was done (we have only conjecture on this).

Offline roma912

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Re: rulesets for punic wars
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 11:23:52 AM »
Impetus would be my system of choice for this, rules now available in PDF format from various online traders. There are rules in Extra Impetus 4 for the line relief of maniples although I can't comment on them as I have never played this period.

With the basing for Impetus there is no need for large numbers of figures per stand and you can if it suits your style create more diorama-like bases. Sabot basing also allows you more options with your figures.

The Basic Impetus system is available as a free download and there army lists for free too. If you want to get a feel for the game - there are differences between both sets - before committing.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2014, 06:22:53 PM by roma912 »

Offline skip

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Re: rulesets for punic wars
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 07:11:05 PM »
thanks guys for the input, looking forward to starting this project, i think agema republican romans look compatible
with the upcoming victrix romans if they are the same size as their greeks

 

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