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« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2015, 08:36:13 PM »

Good to see them all together, a splendid ensemble indeed.
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« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2015, 08:57:37 AM »

Again, thank you all for your comments, much appreciated! Smiley

If anyone's enticed to paint a complementing warband, go for it! For a number of reasons I won't be able to add something soon (or at all). But that's not to stop someone else to pick up this or a similar topic.
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« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2015, 01:36:21 PM »

What a treat this thread is! Thank you Doc for sharing with us. I have many of those figures languishing unpainted in my lead mountain somewhere I believe. I think a Lion Rampant variant warband might be in order for me.

Do you have any reading suggestions for this very early period of Roman history?
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« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2015, 02:59:53 PM »

Aaron, most things I've read are in German, so perhaps of little use to you? For a pretty decent introduction and some advice on further reading you might take a look at Ancient Warfare Magazine issues IV.1 (Pre-Roman Italy) and VII.3 (Early Roman Republic).
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« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2015, 03:06:22 PM »

That group shot is splendid, Doc, very well photographed. Could be a lovely potential team for LPL Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2015, 07:47:43 PM »

@Aaron: Cornell's The Beginnings of Rome and Forsythe's A Critical History of Early Rome make a solid introduction.
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« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2015, 07:56:34 PM »

Thanks Doc. I actually own and have read both of those issues and agree that they are a great starting point. I should probably go back and see if those articles have bibliographies!  I also have quite a few books on the Etruscans, so maybe I should just bust out the figures and get to painting.  Laugh

The last issue (80) of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy has First Punic War lists for Roman and Carthaginian forces for Lion Rampant. I know it is a much later period, but it should make a good starting point for anyone interested in an excuse to paint up some of the great Aventine figures.

Thanks Mike. Amazingly I don't think I have either one of those books in my library.
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« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2015, 07:57:17 PM »

A great little collection  Love Love Love

A shame you're not able to add to it though  Sad

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« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2015, 11:20:18 AM »

Ah well, forgot Forsythe's account, read it years ago. Like its title suggests, it is a lesson in skepticism. Based on reviews Cornell seems to provide the opposite approach; haven't read it 'cause there are similar studies in German.

Regarding gaming and rules: Lion Rampant is a neat little system, but even if it's not that period-specific I'm not a fan of retrofitting other periods into existing sets. Also, given my glacial painting speed I could hardly manage the required number of minis per unit. Actually, I find serial painting less and less enjoyable – not the least because the resulting 'big skirmish' games experienced so far felt always somewhat… bland? Seem to prefer either the grandezza of battles or roleplaying with individual models.

Alex, seriously, that would've been my one single entry for LPL. Now it's spoilt anyway. Laugh
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« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2015, 12:54:56 PM »

Fantastic work!! Love
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« Reply #70 on: October 25, 2015, 01:43:02 PM »

MAGNIFIQUE !

what a group !

Splendid paintjob !  Love


We want more !

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« Reply #71 on: October 25, 2015, 06:01:28 PM »

Actually, MadDoc, I think Cornell is more hostile to traditional historiography than Forsythe.
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« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2015, 06:42:02 PM »

archiduque & nervisfr, thanks! Smiley

Lagartija Mike, then I should give it a read perhaps. Like said, relied on reviews.
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« Reply #73 on: October 25, 2015, 06:58:24 PM »

Beautiful, Love
i had a similar problem.
I painted a handfull of the lovely Aventine italian hill tribe miniatures and they turned out even better than i hoped, but as i had a load of half painted 15mm ancients laying around i knew it would be silly to start a whole army of 28mm.
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