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

3 comments:

  1. Many thanks for making these available they are really excellent and very useful for trying out new rules or armies.
    Just one comment. Have you considered dropping the label from some of the counters? Having one per unit would seem sufficient to inform what they are though that is often apparent in many cases?
    John

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    1. That is an excellent idea, John! I didn't think about that. I'll see what I can do.

      Bob

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    2. That would be great Bob. I'm thinking of printing these out to use them 4 to a 80x40mm base to play with Impetus or the new Sword & Spear rules.
      John

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