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Monday, 10 October 2016

Augustus to Aurelian - Second Play-Test, Addendum


As a follow up to the play-test of Augustus to Aurelian, Mr Steve and myself ran this weekend at the DWG, I thought you might be amused to see the lengths we here on JJ's Wargames will go to to add just those extra touches of detail that just make the games we play and report on that bit more special.

http://devonwargames.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/augustus-to-aurelian-battle-on-river.html

Mr Steve went the extra mile to get these 15mm legionary command stands ready for the game and dug out his "fly's eyelash" detailing brush to add the Latin script to his standards. Frankly I am amazed considering his age and declining eyesight that he managed this degree of detail, but here on JJ's we like to encourage having fun with the brush and the extra touches that bring a period to life.

So the first standard is carried by Legio I "JJ Bellum Ludos"


Ably supported by Legio II "MR Stephanus"

I'll leave it to you Latin scholars to decipher, but I am reliably informed that these are two of the earliest Legions to appear on the Republican order of battle.



The new standards obviously had a positive effect on the Romans, if the way they ripped on in amongst the Germans is anything to go by. Nice one Steve.

9 comments:

  1. Unless my schoolboy latin fails me, the motto on that units banner translates as "exhibitionist old women" or "exhibitionist women".

    Vince

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    1. Ha! Mr Steve will love that. I'm sure he will be along any minute now.

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  2. I don't doubt it !

    The first banner is rather more prosaic, being " war games".

    Vince

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  3. When it comes to Latin schoolboys I bow to your obvious expertise.

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  4. There you go, what did I tell you!

    Let it go Steve, he's not worth it.

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  5. fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt

    Vince

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  6. If you ask nicely, jon should be able to get you some ointment for that.

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  7. per risum multum poteris cognoscere stultum

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  8. It just shows what a classy blog this is when posts descend into a Latin slanging match!

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