Simply put I have had the chance to reread my first post and enhance, for good or ill, those thoughts already committed. I should have followed my golden rule from my old school days - write, wait, read, fix up, repeat and then hand to teacher with oncer* attached. There it is the first post has been re-writ and I hope it makes for slightly better reading.
Now while I have your attention I will add that the Republican Roman (see first post, near the bottom) project has been given the green light by the finance officer here at Home Base Viscous. Vendors offerings have been scrutinised as have rules and resources and one or two decisions have been made.
First purchases are in the form of some light history reading, nothing too strenuous but enough to provide some background, I'm a complete novice when it comes to the ancient age, honestly all these sticks, stones and sandals..... I'm rather looking forward to it really
I have managed to source a 2nd hand copy of WRG's Macedonian and Punic Wars and found Osprey publishing's Elite series on Roman Battle Tactics at a very reasonable price. Nothing too strenuous with these offerings and they appear to offer everything I need to get started on the road to conquering Carthage, I now know my maniples from my manicles!
And finally just who is going to provide the Rules of War for this foray into the unknown, well for some time I have been following the Impetus road show. The rules aren't super new and seem to be gathering quite some
As too the lead, no decision has been made but the field is narrowing. Old Glory are in the frame, on price alone they are hard to beat (particularly if you have an OG army card) and the figures scrub up nicely from what I have seen so far. Aventine Miniatures are a definite goer too, if not for the bulk of the army they will most probably be represented in the form of command and special units, the figures are just too good to ignore. Renegade Miniatures also have a useful collection of figures for the period and are priced right, from my experience they are biggish figures (ww1 are at least) so you are definitely getting your monies worth if you take a skewed view of things.
There are other Vendors of course but these three have certainly caught my attention and each have their pros and cons but there is plenty of time to suss out some more purveyors of white metal before I have to see the exchequer for funding.
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*Note: I'm that old that a oncer could have bought a few pints down at the rubber back in my days at poncy!