A number of the guys at the club last year started to get involved in the ancient period but in 10mm. Principally Imperial Roman legions taking on a variety of barbarian hordes. Having always had a desire to own a Roman legion I took the opportunity over the festive period (well actually a bit longer but not overly) to put one together.
Inspired by the Roman and Dacian Wars book I reviewed in an earlier post I bought Trajanic legionaries from Magister militum and boosted them with some Old Glory auxiliaries. The end result is a full legion of ten cohorts, with six supporting auxiliary cohorts and four mounted auxiliary units plus sundry light troops.
|Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix|
|First cohort - oversized and counting as a large unit under the rules. screened by Moorish javelinmen|
|Mounted auxiliaries. Old Glory with Magister Militum command figures|
|The lines are drawn. Roman to the left.|
|The Roman centre division engages the enemy|
|As the Roman centre continues to advance the massed hordes begin to sweep around their left flank.|
An interesting game overall. In one night I managed to change the perception that the Romans were an easy target for the warband. Quite why no other Roman player had chosen to the Close Rank option in melee is a puzzle (obviously commanded by nobility and professional soldiers). The enemy went from an all out massed assault to "I'm never charging Legionaries again" in a matter of minutes.