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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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Shield Wall + Awesome leader = the 300 Spartans! Now all you need is a narrow crack in between some mountains as a map...
Though they're not Spartans, Romans piled up in a narrow pass is something you don't want to fight with an all-melee army in Heroscape!
The Romans actually copied their battle tactics from the Greeks. Heck even their gods! Anyway Hasbro should make some Frank Miller figures...starting with 300! Then Sin City!

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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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The Romans actually copied their battle tactics from the Greeks.
Not to be a history facts lawyer, but the Romans actually devised their famous manipular tactics on their own. Early on, they were fighting in the Greek phalanx style, though due to the broken and hilly terrain of central Italy and some major defeats against barbaric foes such as the Celts, they abandoned the phalanx as it was too rigid and inflexible to be effective in such an environment. Eventually, these new manipular tactics (which was basically multiple groups of mobile fighting men armed sword, shield and pilum) proved superior to the Greek phalanx, a fact the Roman conquest of Greece and Macedon well proves.

I will say though that I wish we'd see Hasbro release some Greek hoplites. You'd think Craig would get on it while the 300 movie is still hot, as I'm sure they would sell a lot of them right about now.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 07:46 PM
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There is always the Persian freakshow as well - as one friend put it, "So every mutant that had ever lived up to this point was at this battle?" The zombies are a decent match for the Immortals, just put some nice suits on them.

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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:16 AM
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The Romans actually copied their battle tactics from the Greeks.
Not to be a history facts lawyer, but the Romans actually devised their famous manipular tactics on their own. Early on, they were fighting in the Greek phalanx style, though due to the broken and hilly terrain of central Italy and some major defeats against barbaric foes such as the Celts, they abandoned the phalanx as it was too rigid and inflexible to be effective in such an environment. Eventually, these new manipular tactics (which was basically multiple groups of mobile fighting men armed sword, shield and pilum) proved superior to the Greek phalanx, a fact the Roman conquest of Greece and Macedon well proves.

I will say though that I wish we'd see Hasbro release some Greek hoplites. You'd think Craig would get on it while the 300 movie is still hot, as I'm sure they would sell a lot of them right about now.
You're right. Did the Roman's started using short swords (just like the Sting) in their manipular tactics?

Oh man this is out of the topic! To make this post in topic...
have you guys played Slay The Giant?

Player1 drafts Jotun only.
Player2 drafts 500-600 point all melee squad units only.

Special rules: Jotun's life = 7 + total lives of player2's army (per card not per figure). Then slay the giant!!!

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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

600 pointer:

Sir Dupuis
Wo-Sa-Ga
Sgt. Drake Alexander (RotV)
Knights of Weston (x2)
Marrden Nagrubs (x2)

Actually comes out to 595 points. Lots of power, and not too bad on the staying power, also.
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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

3 x Anubian Wolves
Khomoset
2 x Wolves of Badru

total - 460 pts

Leaves some filler for 500 pt army. Send out the Anubians first until they're all dead. Then take advantage of the Wolves of Badru bonding and run the rest of the board
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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

WoA x4 200
Charos 210
Krug 100
Raelin 80
Isamu 10

A great 600 pointer melee army! Send out the WoA with Raelin, Charos and Krug slowly move with them while Isamu can chill in the back until his time comes.

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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

Had a ton of fun with this all melee 600 point army on Flash Fire (a road heavy BoV map) sans glyphs:

3xKoW 210
2xTemp Cav 240
Sir Dupuis 150

Leading with the KoW, Sir Duipuis and the Templars were an excellent follow up set of shock troops. Isamu, naturally, darned near eviscerated me with half-a-dozen plus disappearances in a row before he finally fell

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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

I, personally, would go with this for an all-melee army:

Cyprien-150
Sonya-45
Zombies 5x-300

Total=495pts

Cyprien takes out the big guns, while the zombies move up to relentlessly devour the remaining members of the enemy army.

It's fun...

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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

MY 600 point army - melee
1x Thorgrim
1x Finn
1x Kozuke Samurai
1x Ninjas
1x Marcus
1x Roman legionnaires
600 pts.

I tried it once. Annihilated my opponent.

Hint: Use thorgrim and finn as suicide bombers so you can use their spirit armor. easier than staying adjacent. Thorgrim for samurai, finn for ninja.

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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

I'm bringing it back, Baby.
post your all melee squads at 500, 750, or 1000 points.
gives us a chance to build with all the great official customs made.
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Re: All Melee Armies!!!

Taelord - 180
Rats x5 - 200
Hydra - 120

Honestly I kinda wish the WoA didn’t exist so all melee formats could be more interesting. You’d also need more glyphs on maps so people would be forced to approach more. I guess you could just ban WoA...
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