I’m interested in the Rise of Rome and Later Macedonian was my second ancients army. Before I moved to 15mm metal figures I had a Later Macedonian in 1/76th scale plastic figures that I, mostly, inherited from my father. I’m still rather fond of of the army even if the original figures are long gone.
The 15mm army has done service under WRG 6, WRG 7, DBM but more recently using Field of Glory.
The majority of figures are from Essex Miniatures although Chariot Miniatures (now owned by Magister Militum) also appear.
Ian Galley painted the the majority of figures as part of a Seleucid army. Wayne Turner is filling in some gaps. Both Ian and Wayne use the Black Undercoat Method. I re-flocked them using Sand, Flat Earth paint, and Dry Brushing to match my other armies.
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According to Head (1982)
- Argyraspides = Silver shields
- Chalkaspides = Bronze shields
- Leukaspides = White shields
By reusing large numbers of my Later Seleucid army I can field some of a Later Macedonian army.
But I don’t have all the troops to complete even the starter army. To complete the starter army I need:
- 8 stands of Macedonian and Thessalian Cavalry (3 figures / stand).
- 4 stands of Illyrian Cavalry (2 figures / stand)
- 6 stands of Illyrian Foot (3 figures / stand)
- 6 stands of Javelinmen (2 figures / stand) – Illyrian, Thracian or Greek.
Nice to have
- 8 stands of Thracian Foot (3 figures / stand)
- +2 stands of Illyrian Foot (3 figures / stand)
- +2 stands of Illyrian Cavalry (2 figures / stand)
- +12 stands of Chalkapides and Leukaspides (4 figures / stand). I already have 20 stands so this would give me 32 in total = four battle groups.
- +8 stands of Agema (4 figures / stand). I already have 8 stands so this would give me 16 stands in total = two battle groups.
Bodley Scott, R. (2008). Field of Glory Companion 1: Rise of Rome: Republican Rome at War. Osprey.
Bodley Scott, R. (2008). Field of Glory Companion 3: Immortal Fire: Greek, Persian and Macedonian Wars. Osprey.
Head, D. (1982). Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars 359 BC to 146 BC. Wargames Research Group.