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MiniatureWargaming dot com22 May 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

I know that Lion Rampant has a WSS variant for Romans, but I wonder if there is a Romans v Gauls/Britons/Germans specific rules set that is of roughly the same scale/scope.

I like the Lion Rampant ease of play and the smallish units.

The Beast Rampant22 May 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

I have been considering that myself.

I have long had some Foundry Germans and Celts intended for Warhammer Historical, but that never happened. I love the minis, and was looking to use them in a more manageably-sized project.

wmyers22 May 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

I found an adaptation called 'Eagle Rampant':


Perhaps that's what you're talking about, though. (?)

MiniatureWargaming dot com23 May 2018 3:27 a.m. PST

wymers -- yes, that's the variant I know of. I was wondering if there was something more specific to the Ancients period. Medieval warfare seems to me to be less structured than the Romans would be.

Beast Rampant -- Manageably sized. Exactly.

There's also a variant in WSS that I am aware of. But I'm looking for a period specific, stand-alone.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 May 2018 4:25 a.m. PST

Why not use Lion Rampant and just write your own army lists?

At the skirmish level, I think all combat tends to be pretty unstructured. You might give the Romans a "shield wall" like tactic they can use?

Or ask it the other way round: what is missing from Lion Rampant other than an Army list?

Olivero23 May 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

Homebrew (not mine)….

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2018 6:42 a.m. PST

Anyone know of any rules for ancients that are one figure represents one man, but for lots of figures.

MiniatureWargaming dot com23 May 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Irish Marine -- I have used the GW Lord of the Rings rules for such games.

Ney Ney23 May 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

I'm with extra crispy and I think Mr Mercey is to. I read him say he wouldnt do an ancients game as you can make lists for lion rampart rather than him writing a new set of rules for it.

MiniatureWargaming dot com23 May 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

Ney Ney -- I have read that as well about Mersey. I was just wondering if there was ANOTHER set of rules that I was unaware of with similar scale / playability. I envision games centered around a Roman frontier outpost.

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