Monday, April 27, 2009

Secundus gathers his thoughts

As the roads begin to dry, Secundus prepares himself for the coming campaign season. Only the Gods know the true fate of this greedy man.

14 comments:

Almost Anonymous said...

What does the map of the Roman Empire look like now?

Ave!

BigRedBat said...

Very nicely staged!

I like seeing all the standards, gathered together, in the background. I might try to take a similar shot, myself. I've been thinking about reviewing the legions...

Andrew said...

I like the concerned look on Secundus' face! Is that a Gripping Beast model?

Secundus said...

yes he is, from their Punic range I think.

BigRedBat said...

Nice mini; I've got that one! Not painted him yet though.

Almost Anonymous said...

I have yet another question for you - I know that you use GW "cavalry" bases, and base three legionaries per base, which seems like a very good idea.

However, have you ever regretted that basing when, for example, gaming a skirmish or siege, or when hoping for more formational flexibility?

Ave!

Adelaide Gamer said...

I was struck by the image with the title. It creates a whole personality portrait in itself. He might be a bit sneaky, but he looks like a good dose of reality infects his considerations.

Consul said...

'Almost Anonymous' raises an interesting point on the subject of bases. What do you say Secundus?

Descubre Irlanda/Vive lEmpereur! said...

Vive l'Empereur!

¡Bienvenido/a lector/a! Esta aventura por recorrer Europa -principalmente- de la mano del Emperador Napoleón Bonaparte (1769-1821) nació hoy, 30 de Abril 2009, día en el que por casualidad, Napoleón vendió Luisiana a los Estados Unidos por 80 millones de francos.

http://vivelempereur.blogspot.com/

Almost Anonymous said...

Could anybody here please share Secundus' e-mail address?

I'm on the verge of basing like Secundus does, but would like to know the answer to that "any regrets?" question first ...

Thanks and ...

Ave!

BigRedBat said...

I'm not Secundus, but I personally base most of my figures in 4's. These won't work with skirmish, as I'd imagine Secundus's won't.

On the other hand, troops mounted for skirmish aren't all that practical for big battles, and troops mounted 3 or 4 to a base often look better IMHO. So you pays yer money and takes yer choice...

Secundus said...

Sorry, I've been really busy and have only just checked my comments.

I tend to base my rank and file troops in threes, this makes them easy to move on the table top and packs them together nicely for appearances sake. When the base suffers wounds, I tend to mark the number with a dice behind the base.
For skirmishers and light troops I base only two to a base, this gives the impression of skirmishers better. This look works for me and they look good in the cabinet stacked in their cohorts and loose units.

If you don't like the idea of a massive dice behind your fighting men you could make casualty markers with wounded figures. It's something I have done with my American Civil war armies but never got around to with the Romans.

Almost Anonymous said...

Thanks, Secundus! Have you run into any basing-related difficulties during siege games or when flanks are turned?

Ave!

Secundus said...

No not really, you can always turn the bases to face the enemy on the flanks. When the unit breaks and flees I just move the bases apart to show they are broken. As long as both the players know whats going on there shouldn't be any problems.