Saturday, August 3, 2013
Readings and Ramblings
So the recent Hail Caesar game got me thinking more about my ancient (mid 80s) greek armies. I could have sworn that I had a bag of left over Greeky bits (odd figures and spare Rafm spares) but I thorough scrounge through the spares and unpainted piles came up short. So back to the drawing board on getting new figs....Maybe when the kid is off at uni I can justify a small order.
Meanwhile I been trying to figure out how to base my units for Hail Caesar. No firm decisions on questions like 16 or 24 man units? 2 or 3 ranks deep? Use the official HC 20mm per fig or the existing 15mm per man frontage? Oh well.
On the plus side I've been reading!
Highly recommended - if majorly depressing. It's always a wonder that those darned meddling Hellenes managed to buy their hatchets long enough to turf the Persians out of Greece. Any way I learned that the Hoplite class was real read and needed to be burly to cart that panoply about. Plus apparently olive trees are really tough to get rid of (the author tried to take out old fruit trees on his land and broke his axe). While the big hoplite clashes were limited, there's plenty of scenario based stuff to work with.