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MiniPigs12 Feb 2020 7:29 a.m. PST

Does anyone game the chariot/Biblical period? Are the chariot units meant to be 4 bases of one model each or just one base with one model?

John Armatys12 Feb 2020 5:13 p.m. PST

I don't game it, but have the rules.

My reading of page 15 is "units usually have four bases …" and in the troops type table Chariots have one figure/model per base.

Contrast this with page 71, the equivalent page in the Classical Wargames Rules, which says "units usually have four bases … However, Elephant, Artillery and Scythed Chariot units consist of a single base each." (and there is an explanation why on page 68).

So in my view Biblical chariot units are meant to be four bases of one model each had Neil Thomas intended them to be single base units he would have included a note on page 15 similar to the one on page 71 of the Classical rules.

MiniPigs12 Feb 2020 7:22 p.m. PST

Yes! Well done, thank you.

I initially only read the AMW Biblical chapters and it didnt occur to me in skimming the others that unit sizes would change per chariot type. I suppose I need to slog through the whole book now.

Thanks again for the assistance. A big difference between buying units of 4 model chariots vs just one model per unit.

Dexter Ward13 Feb 2020 10:28 a.m. PST

Since most units are 4 bases in a 2x2 pattern, you probably could model chariot units with just 2 bases. Just mark when they lose a base.

MiniPigs16 Feb 2020 9:05 a.m. PST

I am actually thinking of just using 2 chariot bases of one model each but recording 8 hits on each base and of course checking morale every time a 4th hit is achieved.
Aside from the cost, seems like a 2 x 2 chariot unit scheme is awkward.

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