"How are you doing your Polybian Romans?" Topic
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|79thPA ||16 Jan 2017 11:32 a.m. PST|
I started building an army (actually, a triple army) based on the original army list. I recently found some home grown allied lists, and now I understand v3 has allied options. Minus 24 infantry and 3 cav elements, I have a triple army. I figured I could probably go with an allied army to make up the shortage if I want to. So, what did you build.
|Who asked this joker||17 Jan 2017 8:29 a.m. PST|
My musings on the Polybian army is here. link
|79thPA ||23 Jan 2017 5:31 p.m. PST|
I actually stumbled across that recently, and it is one of the things that got me thinking about army composition.
| Bobgnar ||23 Jan 2017 8:24 p.m. PST|
The DBA 3 Polybian Roman list is quite nice. A standard core for a Roman army:
II/33 Polybian Roman Army: 1 x General (Cv), 1 x equites (Cv), 4 x hastati/principes (4Bd), 2 x hastati/principes (4Bd) or allies (3/4Ax), 2 x triarii (Sp), 2 x velites (Ps).
Plus can drop three elements and add three from any of these..
II/11 Gallic Army 400 BC – 50 BC or
(II/31j Aitolian Army 278-146 BC and/or II/34 Attalid Pergamene Army 263 BC – 129 BC) or
II/39a Iberian Army 240 BC – 20 BC or
II/39b Celtiberian Army 240 BC – 20 BC or
II/40 Numidian or Early Moorish Army 215 BC – 24 AD, .