Friday, 8 July 2011

Republican Romans

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

8 comments:

  1. Great Romans; they look very impressive

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  2. Thanks sebastosfig - I need to finish more units!

    Cheers

    Mike

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  3. First class painting Sir!!!!

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  4. Renegade, crusader and aventine seems to mix very well together from the picture : that's good to know, even if I share your preference for Aventine ! Nice painting too )

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  5. Lovely looking army! I agree on Aventine Republican Roman range as the best.

    Christopher

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  6. Thanks Ray, Gregory and Christopher. Aventine are pretty hard to beat!

    Cheers

    Mike

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  7. Sweet! Nice troops.
    I've started playing HC with Romans. Late Republic and Early Empire, but yes having multiple lines to support the front or retire behind if the front is pushed back have so far helped the Romans hang on by their teeth and then come back.

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  8. Thanks James. Good to hear your HC support experiences are positive and the Romans always come back!

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