Saturday, November 28, 2009

Roman Update

I have still been working on my Romans, slowly. This has been despite being distracted by other stuff, mainly computer games, including Dragon Age: Origins, which was quite good.

Since I finished up Dragon Age, I've been on a bit of a roll with my miniatures, and now have about a third of the legionnaires finished, aside from completing the basing. I've even gone so far as to order the rest of the miniatures I need to complete the army, as I've become fairly confident in my ability to finish up this project.

At the top of this post you can see all the miniatures that I've completed to date. There's another four on my painting table, and another battle group of 16 is in the final stages of assembly. Assembly is a bit tricky with these guys due to the ranking up issues I've discussed in the past, so instead of trying to assemble them all at once, I've been doing them in stages to help me focus on getting them where they can rank up properly. So far it seems to be working fairly well.

Below you can see my first 'command' stand that includes a cornicen (musician), signifer (standard bearer) and optio (NCO responsible for keeping the other legionnaires from retreating without orders). The stand has no game effect in Field of Glory, it's just for looks. When placed in the back of a battle group, and a stand with a centurion is placed in the front, it completes the mini-cohort look.


BlackDiamond said...

Sweet! Do you think you'll get to play or is this just for fun? We dropped Field of Glory recently.

Fulminata said...

For now it's just for fun, but I'm not discounting the possibility of play. There are a couple of people around here who have toyed with armies, and I think when I actually have one in being it may spur them to do theirs as well.

I also have some ideas for a second army if I've still got the itch for ancients by the time I finish this one.

Either way, probably the earliest I'd get to actually play would be around this time next year.

As far as Field of Glory in general, the line is almost "complete." There's only one more book due out. It's supposed to cover the most requested armies from throughout the ancient period that were missed with the other books.

After that comes Field of Glory: Renaissance. A new core rules book, and therefore a new line of supplements. The rules should have similarities, but the differences in technology make significant changes necessary.

Given that the entire line is probably viewed as a supplement to their core product by Osprey, I don't know if they'll then follow the pattern of having a 2nd edition Field of Glory or not.

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