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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Oct 2018 9:24 p.m. PST

As an Ancients player, are you tired of playing Romans? Or tired of playing against Romans?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 9:28 p.m. PST


JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

not yet but its like asking a Napoleonic player are you tired of fighting the French

Winston Smith15 Oct 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

I've hated the Romans ever since 9th Grade when Latin was on my curriculum.
It got worst in 10th when Caesar was on the agenda and all we studied was "having been influenced by these things" and his impedimenta.
We never got to the good stuff.

When I read Livy on my own, I grew to despise his fussiness.
The only good Roman army is a dead one.
I always root for the barbarians.
And I think that the success of the Roman army had nothing to do with any tactical finesse, but a bloody mindedness that made them come back for more after being defeated. It's amazing how defensible frontiers keep expanding, isn't it?

And I really dislike wargaming rules that manufacture artificial "+2 for being Roman" rules. Somehow they can always walk and chew gum.
They won strategically. Not tactically.

Martin Rapier15 Oct 2018 10:30 p.m. PST

He who is tired of Rome is tired of life.

CCollins16 Oct 2018 1:04 a.m. PST

Romans? What have they ever done for us?

langobard Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 1:29 a.m. PST

No. Romans are great. I always find them the fastest force to paint up, and they fight so many different armies (including each other) that you never lack opponents.

arsbelli16 Oct 2018 3:38 a.m. PST

After 30+ years, I still enjoy playing my Caesarian Romans. I also playing against them with my Gallic and Germanic tribes.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

Nope – still like 'em, especially Early Imperial

Although I think I do have more barbarians in my Ancients collection than Romans

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 5:14 a.m. PST

Not even.

Henry Martini16 Oct 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

A Roman, in the gloamin…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

The vast majority of my ancients games have not involved Romans at all.

Diocletian28416 Oct 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

No. I always want to play Romans or Byzantines and generally do not play a game if I cannot use one or the other.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 10:03 a.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 10:13 a.m. PST

I don't really play ancients, but I certainly enjoyed reading Caesar in Latin class in high school, and I once painted a box of Airfix 1/72 Roman soldiers with green skin and gold armor, although I don't remember why. It must had something to do with Dungeons & Dragons.

mwindsorfw16 Oct 2018 10:19 a.m. PST


goragrad16 Oct 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

Nope – refurbing some old Minifig EIR auxilia at the moment having just wrapped up some OG MIR auxilia and added some more auxilia, legionaries, and cavalry to the queue.

Huscarle17 Oct 2018 3:14 a.m. PST

No, and although its been a long time since my Roman forces have been in battle, some of them get some use in Call of Cthulhu Invictus grin

TodCreasey Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 1:00 p.m. PST

Actually considering them for a project in the future after watching Roman Empire on Netflix

Marcus Brutus17 Oct 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

I think the Roman army (say 200 BC to 250 AD) is probably the hardest army to model in miniature rules. I have not seen any rules set that does them full justice (ie. they lose more often than they win.) As Peter Heather in his book the Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History the legions at their prime were killing machines and have no parallel in ancient or modern history.

Toy Soldier Green17 Oct 2018 6:10 p.m. PST


NavyVet17 Oct 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

Never.. Given the timeline that the Roman army covers I will never get tired.

catavar21 Oct 2018 10:46 a.m. PST


French Wargame Holidays30 Oct 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

Never have grown tired of them,

I have four Roman armies, early republican, post Marian, imperial and late. About to build early Imperial this winter.

Herce Salon de Guerre

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