Late Romans

General discussion forum for anything related to Field of Glory Ancients & Medieval.

Moderators: hammy, Slitherine Core, Field of Glory Moderators, Field of Glory Design

Post Reply
stenic
Sergeant First Class - Elite Panzer IIIL
Sergeant First Class - Elite Panzer IIIL
Posts: 437
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:24 pm
Location: Cheltenham, Glos, UK

Late Romans

Post by stenic » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:29 pm

Hi all. I've ordered the rules but as a starter just want to order books for armies I've got. Are Late Romans in the Legions Triumphant book or are they covered by a different book... like Legions Not So Triumphant ?

Thanks,

Steve P

babyshark
Field of Glory Moderator
Field of Glory Moderator
Posts: 1336
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:59 pm
Location: Government; and I'm here to help.

Post by babyshark » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:51 pm

Late Romans are in fact covered in Legions Triumphant. http://www.slitherine.com/games/fog_legionstriumphant. The book might also have been called Legions Fading Fast, as it goes all the way through the fall of the western Empire with the Foederate list (Patrician Roman to DBM players).

I have to wait for a later volume to get my much-loved Early Byzantine list.

Marc

nikgaukroger
Field of Glory Moderator
Field of Glory Moderator
Posts: 10287
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:30 am
Location: LarryWorld

Post by nikgaukroger » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:30 pm

babyshark wrote:
I have to wait for a later volume to get my much-loved Early Byzantine list.

Marc
September IIRC - the book is called something like Eternal Empire ...

davem
Staff Sergeant - StuG IIIF
Staff Sergeant - StuG IIIF
Posts: 255
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:49 am
Location: LarryWorld

Post by davem » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:45 pm

nikgaukroger wrote:
babyshark wrote:
I have to wait for a later volume to get my much-loved Early Byzantine list.

Marc
September IIRC - the book is called something like Eternal Empire ...
By the Bangles?? :lol:

Dave M

nikgaukroger
Field of Glory Moderator
Field of Glory Moderator
Posts: 10287
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:30 am
Location: LarryWorld

Post by nikgaukroger » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:13 am

No, thats the Persian & greek one - Immortal Fire :D

davem
Staff Sergeant - StuG IIIF
Staff Sergeant - StuG IIIF
Posts: 255
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:49 am
Location: LarryWorld

Post by davem » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:06 am

nikgaukroger wrote:No, thats the Persian & greek one - Immortal Fire :D
Pah!! You're wrong again! To my shame I know it to be "Eternal Flame"!:-) :lol:

stenic
Sergeant First Class - Elite Panzer IIIL
Sergeant First Class - Elite Panzer IIIL
Posts: 437
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:24 pm
Location: Cheltenham, Glos, UK

Post by stenic » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:31 am

Cheers gents.

And thanks also for the quick trip down memory lane with 'Eternal Flame' . Ahh, a Saturday night at the Irish club in Nottingham back in the late 80's :D

Steve P

bigredbat
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:49 pm

Post by bigredbat » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:56 pm

Are there suggestions for how many elements there should be in a late Legio, or Auxilium? Would they include some archers in a third rank?

Simon

rbodleyscott
Field of Glory 2
Field of Glory 2
Posts: 23906
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:25 pm

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:59 am

bigredbat wrote:Are there suggestions for how many elements there should be in a late Legio, or Auxilium? Would they include some archers in a third rank?

Simon
At the standard representation of about 250 men per base, BGs in FOG represent more than 1 Auxilia, and can represent up to 2 (or even 3) Late Roman Legios.

Auxilia are in BGs of 4-9 bases, Legionaries in BGs of 6-12 bases. In each case, 1/3 or none can be LF archers.

Late Roman units were often brigaded in pairs e.g. the Joviani and the Herculiani (legions), the Celtae and the Petulantes (auxilia palatina), the Cornuti and the Brachiati (auxilia palatina). So it would be nice to paint each BG as such a pair of historical units.

The shield patterns are shown in the Notitia Dignitatum which can be found on the net.

bigredbat
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:49 pm

Post by bigredbat » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:00 pm

Thank you, Richard, that's just what I needed to know. For aesthetic reasons I may give all the elements in each BG a similar shield pattern, but the size of the BGs is what I was expecting.

Regards, Simon

ps Hi Stenic!

stenic
Sergeant First Class - Elite Panzer IIIL
Sergeant First Class - Elite Panzer IIIL
Posts: 437
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:24 pm
Location: Cheltenham, Glos, UK

Post by stenic » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:59 pm

Hiya Simon :D

Think you may have found something to rival Mr Borg's system for gaming ancients... :)

I'm just waiting for them to release a fantasy version ;)

Steve P

bigredbat
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:49 pm

Post by bigredbat » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:20 pm

Hi Steve,

Yes I'm looking forward to another system so that we can ring the changes a bit from C&C. I love C&C, but if we don't try something different for a bit of variety, soon, I worry we'll go off it. I like the idea of the larger units in FoG; these days anything less than 24 men in a foot unit looks a bit small, to me.

Now a fantasy system would be nice... :D ; where's me Bat?

Simon

Post Reply

Return to “Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion”