Thursday, June 21, 2007

Counting up the cost

Over the last couple of weeks I have been hard at it working out the points for each army. It has been quite a challenge....not being one for numbers, but fun in a way. It feels like each unit is finally finished when it has been totted up and assigned a place on the map. Adding names of commanders and equipping units really helps to bring each Cohort to life and breathes character into every lifeless figure. Woo ooh there I go again..too much , pull out...phew!
However, after reading the Scarrow 'EAGLE' novels, It was easy to imagine myself as Cato, the Optio, having to spend hours totting up the century's reports and rotas for his less educated Centurion, Macro. A bit of imagination can go along way and turn even the dullest job into a bit of role play....which I fall back on all the time.

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