At long last, after several close call and near misses, the Command and Colours Ancients collection is now complete! There was a minor glitch concerning some green and purple blocks but this was swiftly resolved by the indefatigable Mr. Gow to whom many thanks are most gratefully extended.
The picture above shows all the armies in the plastic storage boxes are am using. The top row from left to right consists of the Republican Roman (grey), Early Imperial Roman (red) and Late Imperial Roman (purple); the middle row has the Hellenistic Greek and Macedonian (light blue) and the Eastern Empires - Persians in various guises together with the Indians (tan) and the bottom row has the Early Greeks of the Hoplite era (orange and bronze for the Spartans), the Carthaginians (brown) and the 'Barbarians' which covers most of the Celtic and Germanic hordes (green).Both the Republican Roman and the Carthaginian armies consist of two sets of blocks as I also acquired a copy of the base game for the game components I was missing - namely the command cards - and so I will be able to field some truly epic armies for the Punic wars when the mood takes, especially with the double sized boards I have available.
As you can see the collection is both substantial and far reaching and so it will enable me to indulge in pretty much any type of ancients match up from 500BC to 500 AD. This is enough for even my fickle nature! The next step is to continue work on the movement tray/base idea for use 'off the grid' so to speak.
A Blog Announcement
A few days ago I switched off the 'prove you are not a robot' verification on the blog (although posts still need to be approved) to make comments easier to be added. Since then the level of spam has increased hugely in my home email address because it cannot identify a genuine comment from a spam one. I am not going to turn the 'robot' back on but I have set blog comments on my home email to go into the spam folder in order to cut down the volume. I always check this daily in any event and so any genuine comments will be picked up and published in due course. For regular readers of the blog the only impact will be that any comments made will either be posted and responded on either first thing in the morning or in the evening. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause but I am tired of seeing adverts for Ugg boots and strange exotic Russian building opportunities....;-)