list is an expanded version of the Repubican Roman list in Warmaster
Ancients and covers the Second Punic War. As well as making allowance
for allies in the form of Gauls or Spanish/Numidians, the list
introduces some variation in the quality of the legions and a slightly
modified Triari and Maniple rule.
Second Punic War saw the Roman armies badly mauled by the
Carthaginians—the result was a redevelopment of the traditional
manipular legion with increased emphasis on the close-fighting, pilum
armed hastatii and principes. At the same time the Romans were often
forced to adopt desperate measures—two legions being formed from freed
slaves and prisoners from Rome’s jails.
list reflects the variable quality of Rome’s troops and allows players
to field a mix of good, bad and indifferent Roman and Italian fighting
men. It also allows for the transition from relatively ineffective
skirmishing troops to more professional velites available in greater
numbers. Three specific options have been added to allow for allies:
Gauls, who fought alongside the Romans in Italy; Spaniards who fought in
Spain and Africa, and Numidians who fought in Africa.