|Aventine Miniatures - Republican Roman Leves|
|Aventine Miniatures - close up shot of Leves|
Here are a few photos of some Republican Roman units I've painted. As usual I have mix of figures but the Aventine Miniatures Republican Romans are the best and most extensive range around now, and I bought my Renegade and Crusader figures before these were released. The leves are earlier for fighting Pyrrhus' army and the velites for the 2nd Punic War and later. I have had some Aventine Principes and Renegade Hastati on the painting table for some time but I'm unlikey to complete these any time soon.
The Republican Roman manipular formation of 'triplex acies' in ancient wargaming rules is often ignored or not represented very well. I liked the WAB manipular formation special rules in the Hannibal supplement and think that Hail Caesar with its support rules will work quite well with standard units of sixteen for Hastati, Principes and Triarii. Leves and velites could be small units of 12. If anyone has played some Hail Caesar games with Republican Roman armies it would be interesting to read their comments.
|Crusader Miniatures - Republican Roman Triarii|
|Another shot of the Triarii|
|Renegade, Crusader and Aventine Miniatures - Republican Roman Velites|
|Another shot of the Velites|