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« on: 07 June 2015, 01:33:23 PM »

Bear with me please, I'm post night shift.....

I was clearing through my wargames cupboard today and came across a Magister Militum 10mm Byzantine Army still in its bags that I knew I had but had forgotten if you know what I mean Embarrassed

I'm still desperate to get into Warband, I've had the rules since they came out but I just dont have the financial clout at the moment to go investing in new shiny-shinys.

Is there an army list in WB that would lend itself well to a mix of heavy infantry, skirmishers, cataphract cavalry and lighter supporting cavalry? There is no artillery in the army as it exists and only a handful of archers and clearly no magic users or monsters.....

Or should I sell the lot and just buy new?
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« Reply #1 on: 07 June 2015, 01:40:32 PM »

Haven't got the list to hand right now, but that sounds either like a great Dragon Men or High Elf list! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: 07 June 2015, 01:41:02 PM »

Haven't got the list to hand right now, but that sounds either like a great Dragon Men or High Elf list! Wink

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« Reply #3 on: 07 June 2015, 02:17:00 PM »

I think Elves might be a good match - they allow heavy cavalry as a core choice.

Dragon Men would be a good match if you want to go more skirmish-y

You should be able to get a good core from your existing figures - then if you want to add the odd monster or mage base these could be added quite cheaply - in Warband both these types tend to have quite a low figure density.
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« Reply #4 on: 07 June 2015, 06:30:09 PM »

Haven't got the list to hand right now, but that sounds either like a great Dragon Men or High Elf list! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: 07 June 2015, 07:13:54 PM »

I think they'd be pretty good as Byzantines on big bases for Impetus.
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« Reply #6 on: 07 June 2015, 07:30:42 PM »

I think they'd be pretty good as Byzantines on big bases for Impetus.

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« Reply #7 on: 07 June 2015, 07:39:08 PM »

or both
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« Reply #8 on: 08 June 2015, 05:36:02 AM »

I think they'd be pretty good as Byzantines on big bases for Impetus.

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« Reply #9 on: 08 June 2015, 05:14:37 PM »

Go Dragon Men, they are a really good army and Human too!
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« Reply #10 on: 08 June 2015, 06:41:09 PM »

I gave some thought about creating a byzantine army to the Warband standard. Note that nothing is finalized and it doesn't try to portray a particular byzantine army:

General (1d6+2 down to 1d6-1 CP): MT 2d6 MV 1 ML 2d6 PR 2d6
No mage of course...
Compulsory units
Skutatoi MT 2d6 Mv 1 SH 1d6 RA 4 ML 2d6 PR 2d6 Formed & Resolute. Shieldwall and Hero as an option
Kavalaroi: MT 2d6 Mv 2, Sh 1d6, RA ML 2d6, PR 2d6, Formed & Fierce. Powzerful and hero as an option
Optional units
Light Cavalry MT 3d6 Mv 2 SH 1d6, RA 1 ML 1d6 PR 1d6. Skirmish. Swift, Parting shot and Fierce as an option
Kataphractoi MT 1d6 Mv 2 ML 2d6 PR 3d6. Formed and resolute. Powerful as an option
Akontistai MT 2d6 Mv 1 SH 1d6 RA 1 ML 1d6 PR 1d6. Skirmish. Parting shot and swift as an option
Menavlatoi MT 2d6 Mv 1 ML 3d6 PR 1d6. Powerful. Fierce as an option.
Bolt Shooters on wagons MT 2d6, Mv 1 SH 2d6, RA 1 ML 1d6 PR 1d6 Defensive, Formed

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« Reply #11 on: 09 June 2015, 04:58:57 PM »

TORN.........  Undecided

Hoping to use my 100YW medievals as Dragon Men.....  Undecided

Haven't got any other 10mm armies based for Impetus...... so I would need to invest further to use this option  Undecided

May have to revert to the original plan and go FoG Ancients basing and sabot bases to use in FoG, Warband and Impetus. Thanks for the suggestions chaps Wink
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« Reply #12 on: 09 June 2015, 06:35:29 PM »

I've used sabot bases for all my Warband stuff as most of my figures are based for WM on 40x20mm - the sabots work great.
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