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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 7:52 a.m. PST

Which of your forces is your favourite to command (solo or collaboratively) during a game and why is it your fave?

My fave is the Modern African Criminal Warlord. I like the variety of force composition, scenarios, and opponents. Also, thinking outside established law of war is both an engaging intellectual exercise and a good reminder of why we don't do the things we don't do.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 8:20 a.m. PST

Oooh, tough choice.

* WW2 U.S. Armored Combat Command.
A most pleasing balance for a combined-arms force.

* Napoleonic Brunswick.
I can play the entire army!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

Napoleonic era British. Relate to them more than others. It's an Anglo Saxon thing.

TMPWargamerabbit16 Jan 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

My 18th Century Ottomans. You never know what they plan as miniature to do.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

I love to play the British in both the FIW & AWI because I like their red coats and also like the Highlanders.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

Tough call, but I'd probably go with my WM/Bo5A dwarves. It's just fun to play them as the hard-driving, stubborn, hammering force I imagine them to be.
But a very close second are my "Rohan" forces, because cavalry!

In most of my games I combine the two armies as allied forces anyway…grin

Diocletian28416 Jan 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Republican (Polybian) Romans. Has a large number of possible opponents, the triarii, hasati, princepes, and velites combination is a flexible application of heavy infantry, and the perseverance of the Romans despite many setbacks. I always have confidence this army will withstand the pressure and give a good fight win or lose.

mad monkey 116 Jan 2018 9:31 a.m. PST

Crimean Tartars for By Fire and Sword. Swarming Horse archers…need I say more?

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

Sudan Egyptians. Not the best of troops, but a good selection of oddball troop types with a good enemy.

Colonial horse and NNC for the Zulu War. Same reasons.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

For TSATF Zulus… No explanation needed!
DBA Carthage..lots of different nationalities

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

I always liked running Hoplite armies, gotta love those men in bronze!

Legbiter16 Jan 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Chaos Dwarves. Assyrians with Rockets and ENORMOUS guns.

roving bandit16 Jan 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

It would have to be my Night Goblins. They are so zany and wacked out on fungi. They do as much damage to themselves as they do the enemy. So on the rarest of occasions when they win a battle, it feels like a true triumph of snatching victory from the jaws of a squig… or um defeat.

Lascaris16 Jan 2018 12:41 p.m. PST

French in 1870. It's a very decent army and no matter how ineptly I command them I'm still probably doing better than their actual generals did!

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 12:43 p.m. PST

Hardees Corps
Indian Mutiny era British in India and Persia

14Bore16 Jan 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

1813 Prussians, takes a good commander to lead landwehr

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 1:45 p.m. PST


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

The Egyptian or British armies during the various campaigns in the Sudan from 1883 to 1899. A wide variety of unit types (regulars, Bashi Bazouks, lancers, gunboats, Royal Marines, etc) with different capabilities that for some changed over time.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

Either side in the American Revolution.
I love to paint, and the AWI gives me a wide variety of troop types.
You can never have too much Militia, for variety, and if you care, there's even Southern and Northern dress.
Continentals tried desperately to be uniform in their uniforms. It's up to the painter how widely he wants to carry the differences within a unit.

You can have strange unique uniforms, like Queen's Rangers, Volunteers of Ireland, Jaegers, Lee's Legion, etc.

It's possible to model a British unit in all its pomp and glory, or to model it as barely one step up from a Continental in slovenliness.

Which side do I prefer? The one speaking English.

BW195916 Jan 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

Union ACW, my first mini army and some of my first figures

Legion 416 Jan 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

Hammer's Slammers

Why you ask ?

Why not ! evil grin

21eRegt16 Jan 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

Tough call. Guess I'd say my WWII Italians, on land or at sea. When they win I can crow a bit and if we lose, I've a built in stereotypical excuse.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

Very hard call – but probably Napoleonic Austrians

Lots of colourful cavalry, solid infantry, good guns and they take a lickin' and keep on tickin'

Second place would be ACW Union – Great-great grandpa's army, so forever wear the blue!

khanscom17 Jan 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

Mithridatics-- recently got enough painted for Big Battle DBA and have a 6- 0 record against Spartacus.

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