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by mellett68
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disciplinary et Virtus plastic armies?
Replies: 16
Views: 9753

Re: Disciplinary et Virtus plastic armies?

I've assembled mine now, the optio doesn't have a dedicated body in the kit so you use one from the infantry frame. I assembled: 1x Centurion (specific body and parts for him) 1x Optio (infantry body and command frame parts) 1x signifier (specific body and parts) 1x music fella (specific body and pa...
by mellett68
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Spam
Replies: 25
Views: 12274

Re: Dealing with Spam

Honestly whatever makes your life easier! The sarky responses have got a chuckle out of me but they're not a solution unfortunately
by mellett68
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Scouts and Orders
Replies: 1
Views: 3923

Re: Scouts and Orders

Take this with a pinch of salt as I don't own the rulebook yet but I get the impression they behave like a separate team when detached and presumably they're supposed to operate ahead of the big man to reveal blinds.

I would imagine that they need to be in command range to do anything in that case.
by mellett68
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Firing from a Cover = +1
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: Firing from a Cover = +1

In the overall context of Skirmish Troops, it makes sense. Light Infantry gain +1 at all ranges. This represents them taking careful shots whatever the proximity of the enemy. Skirmishers gain +1 when firing over close range. This represents their careful aiming when the enemy is not too close. At ...
by mellett68
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 7574

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

I'm not sure it matters. You can have your vexillarius as standard bearer, I'll use a signifer. It's more an aesthetic choice in game terms, I expect. Unless there'll be a mechanically separate role this is what I'll do in all likelihood. After all by the time I've got through some plastic kits I'l...
by mellett68
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 7574

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

Richard wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:07 am
Postscript. Good chat lads. I'm loving the research on this one.
Fascinating so far. There's certainly contrast from the Primary school "men in red who built swimming baths and conquered the baddies" outlook.
by mellett68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Cookies / Login
Replies: 7
Views: 4464

Re: Forum Cookies / Login

The forum won't keep your session between https and http, so if you're like me and you accidentally visit them at random it'll keep appearing like you've logged out. I think logging in to one will log you out of the other so it makes the effect worse. HM, so if I make my bookmark https://toofatlard...
by mellett68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Cookies / Login
Replies: 7
Views: 4464

Re: Forum Cookies / Login

The forum won't keep your session between https and http, so if you're like me and you accidentally visit them at random it'll keep appearing like you've logged out. I think logging in to one will log you out of the other so it makes the effect worse.
by mellett68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 7574

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

This would be more associated with morale and rallying, but not as a "remove x points of Shock". I see it as more hands-on that that. I completely agree with that, I think there's an interesting role to play there which may help to highlight the potential for fervour on both sides, as Ben mentioned...
by mellett68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy: centurions and standards
Replies: 19
Views: 7574

Re: Infamy: centurions and standards

You're probably right - my comments about standards and the battle line don't really apply to such a low level. I think there could still be an interesting role to play in the smaller scale battle. In terms of big men you're likely to have a Centurion, one or more Optio plus Tesserarius, if that's ...