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The Roman Army Today

Posted July 20th, 2009 at 06:42 PM by kolakoski
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RoninValentina posted recently, asking for help constructing his Main Event GenCon Roman army. Coincidentally, I am entering Islandscape, with its Main Event format, with just such an army. There seems to be a Consensus about certain things, but most issues are subtler and more subjective.

1. Take Marcus. The Romans are very slow. Marcus gives all soldiers +1 movement. Romans are soldiers, which brings us to . . .

2. Be a soldier. AE, 4th Mass., and 10th Reg. are soldiers and thus staples in Roman armies.

3. Take Raelin. Consensus might make this number 2. Roman armies clump.

4. Take Me-Burq-Sa over Ne-Gok-Sa. In a 500 point army, you need the 40 extra points. and MBS is great as the Fifth Attacker.

So the core of a 500 point Roman army is some combination of Marcus, MBS and 2 (or 3) squads of Romans, depending on what units you want in the 200-300 points remaining.

I believe Consensus...
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