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Oasis

Oasis

As I said in my previous post, I'd decided I needed an oasis for the demo game, so here are the components for it - water, palm trees and scrub. Good enough I think, for the armies to be fighting over. The trees are from Pegasus Models. They seemed a bit crude in the box, but they assembled okay, and painted up easily.

Republican Romans - a thought

I just had a thought regarding the Republican Romans I'm painting. It won't take a lot of effort to paint some Principes with pila to replace the early, hasta armed, ones I'm painting now, and to replace the Leves with Velites, thus giving me an army that'll be good for use up until the Marian Reforms at the end of the 2nd Century BC. …

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Life, the Universe and Everything. Well, maybe not everything, and probably nothing much about the universe either, but I suspect that this post may be fairly wide-ranging.

I have just started painting Aventine Miniatures Republican Romans - gosh, I hate typing 'Republican' - it's really awkward on the fingers, so perhaps I'll call them 'Repo Romans' which doesn't make my fingers ache so much. …

AVGUSTVS to AVRELIAN

Over the holiday, I played a few small playtest games of the new rules (using some 1/4 scale 'counters' I made to represent the units), and we (Anna and I) have continued this during this week - but using figures now we're at home - and playing rather bigger games. I'm pleased to report that the movement, shooting, combat and morale rules all now work pretty well, and are probably near enough ready for some 'external' play-testing. …

Lion of the Sun

Okay, here we are again. I've more or less caught up with myself, having been 'out of commission' the best part of four weeks, with getting ready to decorate, decorating, clearing up after decorating, and going on holiday. On coming back, there were various jobs that needed attending to - we needed a new shoe-rack for the porch, my computer chair had imploded, etc. …

We're back

Hello everyone! Tim and I finished the DIY the week before last, and once the new carpet had been fitted, we 'reassembled' the room. Everyone who's seen it likes it, so it seems to have been worthwhile. Last week we went on holiday, to the South Downs. Plenty of relaxation, good food, interesting places to visit. …

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