12 August 2010
Seeing The Light
Having realised that there is only one Froth God AND HE IS MADE OF LEAD. I have binned the idea of using 1/72 plastics. I have seen the light brother and now I'm re-infused with metal love.
I will be scaling up the game board, possibly using Hexon tiles.
The picture shows a test run of my new basing and figure ratio (Foundry Spartans). The bases will be coloured according to the troop type. The figure ratio will be 1-1 with the game, so each game piece in the game will be replaced with a nicely painted figure.
First up will be the Republic Roman Army, I'm using Aventine figures, and very nice they look as well.
Making the ratio 1--1 has obviously reduced the price, the Roman army should cost about £100 (roughly 100 figures), visually it should look fine, somewhere between DBA and Impetus.
The main benefit of this is that'll I'll be able to finish armies, it also means I'll be able to have a lot more armies- just going through my lead pile I've enough figures for a Spartan, Greek, Theban Greek and Macedonian Army.
I'm already toying with converting the rules to suit an Assyrian-Egyptian-Sea Peoples-Babylonian etc style game, as well as an Arthurain-Viking-Saxon etc, the size of the armies makes it all doable.