Warlord RichC starts of our adventure into SPQR by revealing his starting Warband inspired by the Roman Marines and Legio Prima Adiutrix;
RichC: Well – seeing as I’ve been putting off building yet another army, this weekend I succumbed to the call of the Roman Legions… the Marines anyway 🙂
With a “yet to be proofed” copy of the SPQR rules available to a few of the team I set to work putting together my 500 points (Denarii) SPQR Warband list.
Legio Prima Adiutrix.
I’ve based my warband on members of the Legio Prima Adiutrix. This was one of 2 full legions created from the Auxiliaries of the Roman Navy around 40AD. They were perhaps on the wrong side a few times through the Year Of The 4 Emperors but came through to eventually be given the titles Pia Fidelis Bis (“twice loyal and faithful”) and Constans (“reliable”).
Something that really stood out for me was a particular persona within the Legion. Gabara was recorded to be a 9’9″tall Arabian giant! Once I find a suitable model it’ll be commanded by Gabara, for now, though I’m using one of our Optio’s as my Pilus Prior.
My heroes are based on 30mm MDF discs to make them stand out from the average 25mm base. My Scorpio is on a triangular base from Sarissa Precision.
As we (The Warlord Trade and Web teams) are going to be having a campaign as soon as the SPQR book arrives, we will all be starting out with 500 Denarii to purchase our Warbands. Here is my planned force, containing some handpicked veteran auxiliaries, ready for some small actions such as quelling a small rebellion or a surgical strike on an enemy position.
First Century, Second Cohort, Legio Prima Adiutrix
Hero 1 – Pilus Prior, Centurion Atergo Potentes Drusus – 82 Denarii.
- Large shield, lorica hamata, sword, short spear
- Talents – Wall of Iron, Blademaster
Hero 2 – Evocatus, Servius Minatus Marinus – 85 Denarii.
- Large shield, Lorica Segmentata, sword.
- Talents – Shield Bash, Shield Wall
Hero 3 – Immunes, Nonus Vettius – 75 Denarii.
- lorica hamata, sword
- Talents – Voice of Command, Inspire
Auxiliary Archer – Contubernium (Rear Principes) – 88 Denarii.
- Decanus Aetius + 7 men with Bow, lorica hamata, swords
Auxiliary – Contubernium (Forward Triarii) – 80 Denarii.
- Decanus Aemilius + 7 men with lorica hamata, large shield, sword & short spears
Scorpio Team – 80 Denarii.
Warband Total Cost; 490 Denarii. (leaves 10 Denarii in the bank for later)
I’ll report back once I get a bit more paint on them and totally reserve my right to change my choices of equipment once I get the rule book 🙂
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SPQR – Warbands in the Ancient World Rulebook
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Units in SPQR are divided into two broad categories; heroes and minions. Units of 5 or more Minions form the bulk of your warband, faceless henchmen who have been sworn into your service.
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