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by Captain Reid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Play sheet for Infamy, Infamy!
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Play sheet for Infamy, Infamy!

Corrected sheet out now. Same page as before.
by Captain Reid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Stats for Cretan archers
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Stats for Cretan archers

For the Hellenistic era they might be something like: Inferior Warriors, 8 men Light Armour. Bows Step Out 1 Darken the Skies (1), Flexible, Poor Drill, Supra Numerum so able to skirmish, be potentially excellent as shooting and, while a bit crap in combat, better than other skirmish troops. That's ...
by Captain Reid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Books that cover the period.
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Books that cover the period.

Academia (and also JSTOR, etc) are good for finding recent articles. The Quesada articles on academia are excellent.
by Captain Reid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Account query
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Account query

I've 'reported' your post as a way of bringing it to the attention of the administrators who will doubtless be sorry to see you go but happy enough to erase your relevant data.
by Captain Reid
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Books that cover the period.
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Books that cover the period.

As John says, The Complete Roman Army is a great starting point, as is The Roman Army at War by Goldsworthy which tends to annoy traditionalists very much but follows, so far as is possible with the evidence, the principles of 'tactical snippetting' to form an idea of how things actually happened in...
by Captain Reid
Mon May 25, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Hannibal was reinforced, and as I recall that included more elephants, while he was bogged down in Italy.

And of course once back in Africa, he had access again.
by Captain Reid
Sun May 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Newbie questions French Indian wars.
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Newbie questions French Indian wars.

The Milice Canadienne were essentially Skirmish Troops (in SP terms). However, on occasion, (eg Quebec, but possibly also the Monongahela) they were put into line. When in line they did poorly: they were basically expert backwoodsmen who were more at home fighting in the native style unlike the Comp...
by Captain Reid
Fri May 08, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 37928

Re: Maori Wars

I've never been certain and so avoid it for that reason. It could be just the most senior leader currently with the unit (if there is one, if there isn't, it wouldn't apply, obviously), or it could just be the overall commander of the force. Your guess is as good as mine. I've taken to using Surly i...
by Captain Reid
Fri May 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 37928

Re: Maori Wars

<t>I can't see an objection to giving them first fire, although with the choice between hitting on 3s at 12" and 6s at 24" anyway, I think most players would reserve fire anyway. That said, a Crashing Volley hitting on 2s, even from just six figures will be appropriately shocking! So why not?<br/> <...
by Captain Reid
Fri May 08, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Norway 1940, The Road to Dombas.
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Norway 1940, The Road to Dombas.

Amazing to see someone do this campaign with such lovely figures and terrain. Thanks for posting about it here or I'd have been oblivious.