Friday, May 22, 2015

Warmaster Ancients - Late Roman Counter Set

For most of my life, I've always associated the Early Imperial army whenever I thought "Roman." However, the empire has always been more than Hollywood's version. Today, I've uploaded my latest set of Warmaster Ancient counters--the Late Roman Empire. As with my other Warmaster Ancients sets, I've tried to provide enough counters for a typical army, with 1,200 to 1,500 points being the sweet spot. Since I've included counters for the ballista, you can also use this set with the revised Late Roman army list found on Rick Priestley's Warmaster website. The names might be different for some of the revised units, but that is no big deal. Also, you might want to take a look at the website for the Roman Military Research Society, where you can find tons of information and photos on everything Roman. I hope you enjoy the counters.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.



Click on the counter set image above to download the complete Late Roman counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Warmaster Ancients - Gallic Counter Set

If you like my set of Early Imperial Roman counters for Warmaster Ancients, then you will need some enemies to fight. Last year, I made a counter set for the Dacians, but it needs to be updated. Today I completed a completely new set for EIR enemies--the Gauls. As with my other Warmaster Ancients sets, I've tried to provide enough counters for a typical army, with 1,200 to 1,500 points being the sweet spot. Since I haven't played this army yet, I haven't provided any army lists. Magister Millitum has a pre-made 1000-point 10mm Gallic army (ADW7) at their website.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.



Click on the counter set image above to download the complete Gallic counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Warmaster Ancients - Early Imperial Roman Counters

Update 10 May 2015: At the end of November 2014, I published my Warmaster counter set for the Early Imperial Roman army. It was the second version I made of the set. Well, this is the third and final version of the set! Like all my recently created or revised sets, the look of the counters is less cluttered. Plus, I added more units for better versatility and the possibility of using this set for "civil war" games. The legions in this latest version have a more uniformed look to them, allowing players to create 4-unit brigades or units with support that have a consistent look to them, which I like. The images mostly come from Foundry 28mm figures. (I love the new images they are using on their website!) Anyway, I hope you enjoy using these counters. If you do, let me know in the comments section.

Old Posted Stuff
Like most gamers, I love the Early Imperial Roman army. Perhaps it's because all those Roman army movies in my youth always featured these fellows in their segmented armor? Regardless, the EIR is my third new set of counters designed for Warmaster Ancients and any game using the same type of basing.

As with my other Warmaster Ancients sets, I've tried to provide enough counters for a typical 2000-point army. However, 1,200 to 1,500 points seems to be the Warmaster Ancients sweet spot. For the EIR, I've provided a number of 1,000 point and a 2,000 point army. Like I said, it seems many gamers love their EIR, so I've been able to collect plenty of EIR army lists over the years. Also, I've provided a couple options for the General counter, depending how large a figure on the table you prefer a famous gladiator.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.



Click on the counter set image above to download the complete Early Imperial Roman counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

1000 Points
1x General w/Portents
1x Legate
1x Veteran Legion
4x Legions
2x Auxiliaries
2x Archers
1x Heavy Cavalry
2x Light Cavalry
Total Points: 995

1000 Points
1x General
2x Legates
4x Legions
4x Auxiliaries
1x Archers
2x Skirmishers
1x Light Cavalry
1x Scorpion
Total Points: 995

1000 Points
1x General
1x Legate
1x Veteran Legion
4x Legions
3x Auxiliaries
1x Archers
2x Skirmishers
1x Heavy Cavalry
1x Scorpion
Total Points: 990

1000 Points
1x General
1x Legate
5x Legions
3x Auxiliaries
1x Archers
2x Skirmishers
1x Heavy Cavalry
1x Scorpion
Total Points: 980

1000 Points
1x General
2x Legate
4x Legions
4x Auxiliaries
1x Archers
2x Skirmishers
1x Light Cavalry
1x Scorpion
Total Points: 995

2000 Points
1x General w/Portents
3x Legates
2x Veteran Legions
8x Legions
6x Auxiliaries
3x Archers
3x Skirmishers
1x Heavy Cavalry
2x Light Cavalry
2x Scorpions
Total Points: 1975

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Warmaster Ancients - New Kingdom Egypt Army Counters

Update 9 May 2015: Back at the beginning of November 2014, I returned to making counters for the Warmaster games after a 10-year hiatus. My first set was for the New Kingdom Egyptian army, simply called "Egyptian" in the game. This set replaces that set and updates it, improving their look and versatility. Plus, I've added over a third more counters in this version! This NKE army makes a great enemy for the Assyrian counter set I created.

These NKE counters are meant for Warmaster Ancients but can be used with any game that has 20mm x 40mm basing, such as DBA or even Warmaster Fantasy. The images primarily come from Wargames Foundry.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching the sheet to old comic book backing boards, and then cutting them out. This makes for cheap, sturdy counters.

New Kingdom Egypt (Warmaster Ancients)
The archers and infantry are core units of the New Kingdom Egyptian army. The chariots supported by chariot runners gives the army some hitting and skirmishing power. The lack of armor saves makes the NKE army weaker against heavily armored armies, but the NKE make up for it with larger numbers of infantry and archers. While I've provided 1000 and 2000 point army lists that kind WMA players have created, it seems WMA armies play well at around 1,250 points to 1,500 points.


Click on the counter set image above to download the complete NKE counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

2000 points
1x General (Ramses) in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
2x Leaders on Foot
6x Infantry
8x Archers
2x Marines
3-4x Mercenaries
3-4x Skirmishers
4x Chariot Runners
8x Chariots

1000 points
1x General in Chariot
1x Leader in Chariot
3x Infantry
4x Archers
1x Marines
3x Skirmishers
2x Chariot Runners
4x Chariots

1000 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
6x Archers
6x Infantry
4x Chariots

1000 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
5x Infantry
5x Archers
4x Chariots
2x Chariot Runners

1000 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
7x Infantry
6x Archers
1x Marines
3x Chariots

Friday, May 8, 2015

Warmaster Ancients - Assyrian Army Counters

Update 8 May 2015: In November 2014, I published a set of Warmaster Ancients counters for the Assyrian army and then took them down shortly thereafter. This set replaces and updates the previous set, improving their looks and making them more versatile for other games. I've also added missing specialty units, redid images on some counters, and used a better background color for the font. As always, I hope folks find them useful.

Even though the time frame might be pushing it a bit, the Assyrians make a nice enemy for the New Kingdom Egyptian counter set I created and other armies. I would like to mention Paul Baker's inspirational website Brush Strokes. He painted most of the chariots and some of the spearmen miniatures I used in this set. He is a fantastic painter with a large and eclectic gallery of painted 28mm figures spanning 1000's of years. The other figures mostly come from Warlords stock photos.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.

Assyrians (Warmaster Ancients)
Being a later ancients army, the Assyrians are a hard-hitting and well-armored army. As a result, they have stronger but fewer units than the weaker but more numerous New Kingdom Egyptians. The most iconic unit in the Assyrian army is the four-horse heavy chariot. As with my other set, I've tried to provide enough counters for a typical 2000-point army, but using 1,200 to 1,500 points seems to be the Warmaster Ancients sweet spot. Unfortunately, I only have the one army list below. After we play with the Assyrians, I'll post my own lists. I hope you enjoy this and my other sets.



Click on the counter set image above to download the complete Assyrian counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below and more. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

1500 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
2x Turtans (Leaders) in Chariot Mount
6x Spearmen
2x Bowmen
2x Skirmishers
2x Cavalry
4x Chariots
Total Points: 1495