ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

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Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

Post by Captain Reid » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:29 pm

There's plenty of examples of cavalry riding down large bodies of infantry. I'd suggest though that said infantry had invariably failed at least one of the three tests:

being formed up (ie in close order)
being in good order
being of good heart
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Post by DougM » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:10 pm

Yep. No True Scotsman fallacy. Let's just leave it.
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Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

Post by Petahpie » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:50 pm

I'm just here to join the chorus of folks cheering in excitement for the game. Everything I've heard about it sounds great.

I've just finished painting the last legionaries I'm doing for awhile, so after I get a handful of auxiliaries, it's on to painting some smelly britons in various stages of undress. At the speed I paint, the game should be done long before I am :)

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Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:44 pm

Petahpie wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:50 pm
.....it's on to painting some smelly britons in various stages of undress.
I realise that nudity was nowhere near as much of a shock to the system as it became when we became more "civilized", but we rarely seem to factor in smell/scent into our games (I can only think of horses getting a whiff of camels). :shock:
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Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

Post by Petahpie » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:46 pm

To be fair, we probably shouldn't be too ready to give any awards for smelling nice to guys tromping around foreign swampland with 40 pounds of lorica hamata and a shovel. It could be that the Celts smelled BETTER!

On a more serious note, I have to imagine the normal smells of battle would be far more offensive than some unwashed sweat. I mean, once you've had your gladius inside someone's large intestine, it seems like that would be the smell you remembered the next day.

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Post by DougM » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:49 pm

I do recall reading somewhere about a detachment realising the presence of the enemy due to the smell.
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Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

Post by CaptainBoxman » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 am

Question about Skirmisher formations; I'm doing up some victrix slingers and want to have them in sabots because the little guys weigh basically nothing bless them.

What kind of sabot would be most suitable? Tight ranks, loose, straight line, just a big clump?

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Post by DougM » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:10 pm

I use the warbases 6 figure ones which are a loose approximate double line.
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