ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

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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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Yep. No True Scotsman fallacy. Let's just leave it.
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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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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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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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I do recall reading somewhere about a detachment realising the presence of the enemy due to the smell.
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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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I use the warbases 6 figure ones which are a loose approximate double line.
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Do you think there's any chance of a 4th or early 5th Century supplement? With those Merovingian Franks any time soon it would give me an excuse to build yet another Late Roman army ;-)
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WillieB wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:40 am
Do you think there's any chance of a 4th or early 5th Century supplement? With those Merovingian Franks any time soon it would give me an excuse to build yet another Late Roman army ;-)
No!

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