Chitz and I are looking at smashing together our Romans and Persians at some point. We were discussing what rules to use. There are lots of systems out there such as warhammer ancient battles, hail Caesar , infamy infamy, WoE, KoW historical, the list could go on.
But the thing is, we’ve just learnt 8th and learning lots of historical systems and picking one we like takes time, energy and brain power I don’t have! Haha
So we decided we would use the rules of 8th and just skip the magic phase! Next question, what army list? Well the DoW list created by warhammer armies project is a great start. It has lots of mega customisable infantry and cavalry options that can be used to make almost any army.
So I decided to reskin that book as a “historical” list, customisable to allow armies from most periods of history from ancient to early modern.
Here is what I created :
And here are some preview pics :
Now the reason for this post. The book isn’t finished. I’m fully aware that there are two glaring gaps first of all.
- elephants because elephants are awesome
- chariots because Bronze Age
Probably to a lesser degree, slingers? I fucking love slingers
Now I’m no expert in 8th and I struggle to point things accurately.
There were rules for elephants and chariots in the old warhammer ancient battles books but they were designed for older versions of warhammer so may not translate points wise.
I’ll post their old unit entries here in a bit.
So I’m calling history buffs such as @Admiral @chitzkoi @Anzu @KhamdrimSkyMaster and @Antenor and dudes who play 8th at least on the semi regs and know the rules like @MichaelX and @Jasko and anyone else who thinks their opinion can be constructive and helpful.
What am I missing? (Bear in mind I’m aiming for generic. Eg I wouldn’t do a unit entry for “Persian immortals” , you’d just buy some infantry and upgrade them to become your elite unit. )
What would you add or change?
How would you translate the old elephant and chariot rules for 8th Ed? Are they over or under costed for example?
Cheers in advance, anyone who can help.