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by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

Pointer, I doubt even you are as old as Pliny the elder...
by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!
Replies: 177
Views: 32026

Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

Actually, no dog poo here. We have taken the line from Josephus which sees leaders slip over due to hobnails. It's history all the way here.

Although clearly Asterix is a true story.
by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gembloux Gap on Lard TV
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Gembloux Gap on Lard TV

God forbid we have any adverts. YouTube offered us the option of 'monetarising' our content with adverts, but we refused. Whilst I support a number of Patreon channels, I don't want that for us. Although it can be limiting. The Battlefield challenge cost about a grand to make which is a big commitme...
by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

Postscript. Good chat lads. I'm loving the research on this one.
by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

The decanus seems to be a significantly later role, emerging around the 3rd or even 4th century AD. I'm totally unconvinced about Goldsworthy's view of the Immunes; he seems t be attempting to impose a modern command structure onto an ancient army. Personally I see personal acts by key leaders, at t...
by Richard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!
Replies: 177
Views: 32026

Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

I'm not convinced that war dogs ever existed anywhere. They are fine for chasing down fugitives, but really they'd be sod all use against drilled troops with pointy spears and shields. Great for deployment point markers though. A local with a couple of old dogs in the woods. Sounds like my village.....
by Richard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

I'm not yet convinced about the Tesserarius acting as a Leader in battle. I'm also pretty certain that a Contubernium had an NCO in the context that we would think of today. I know that Goldsworthy is big on this but I am minded on the German military up to 1914, where the Corporal's only duties wer...
by Richard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!
Replies: 177
Views: 32026

Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

It's a question that's been asked a lot. And I actually have some too. However, research continues. Ultimately, we could always include them in a section on semi-fantasy wargame favourites.
by Richard
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

Thank you so much for breaking your duck with such an interesting post. I must admit that my interest in Rome began as a seven year old in Latin lessons and the opportunity to 'spy' on people from what seemed like another world. We have indeed thought about the role of the signa, although not quite ...
by Richard
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!
Replies: 177
Views: 32026

Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

That's hilarious. Nick's only played one game and can't tell his Amo, Amas, Amat from his Amamus, Amatis, Amant! Gallic warriors will have mixed weapons, so a mix of swords, spears and javelins. It's a generic rules term that will allow them to multi-task, so the figures can be randomly equipped as ...