6mm Polybian Romans for DBA — 275 BCE-105BCE

The Roam Army for DBA

These also have been complete for a few years, having been completed when I was living in Singapore.  As with the Numidians, I thought it was a good idea to show these off as well. I did in fact finish painting this army in March 2014 in Singapore.

The DBA interpretation of the Roman Army from this time assumes that the Camillan reforms to the Roman Army changed around the time of Rome’s battles with Pyrrhus of Epirus and the army appeared as described by Polybius. The army remained in this form until the reforms of Gaius Marius.

While there are significant differences between the organisation of the Marian Army as compared with the Polybian Romans, when I get around to finishing the Singapore project I started in 2012, which essentially was to put together a Punic Wars set, I will be able to use  items from the other armies to produce a Marian Roman army from the Polybian troops then coupled with the previously mentioned Numidians, re-fight some battles from the Jugurthine War (112–106 BCE).

In addition, I have a bag full of pike men here as well, so when the plague passes, a small order to Baccus6mm could see an Epirot army built as well.

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7 thoughts on “6mm Polybian Romans for DBA — 275 BCE-105BCE

  1. Greg Kelleher 7 August 2020 / 7:22 am

    Ian, I’m also in the midst of assembling Pyrrhus’ army, both the a and b versions. I’m predominantly using Xyston figures with a smattering of Old Glory figures. I’ve yet to decide what to use for the elephant element. The FiB Macedonian elephant is looking the likely contender.

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    • Thomo the Lost 7 August 2020 / 1:08 pm

      Probably a good idea. Looking forward to seeing it. I’m waiting until mail returns to something like normal here so I can add to the lead pile

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  2. TWR 7 August 2020 / 10:41 am

    The army looks great! I have some Polybians, along with a Pyrrhic opponent, sitting in my 6mm lead mountain. Oh dear, it is too easy to purchase but much harder to paint…

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      • TWR 8 August 2020 / 5:14 pm

        Of course once you have the pike done you are halfway to having several more enemies for your Polybian Romans including Lat Macedonians and Seleucids.


      • Thomo the Lost 8 August 2020 / 5:35 pm

        Yes I have just been reading the DBA lists. I can probably make most of the Pyrrhic list from the spares box, borrowing the elephant from the Numidians until I can purchase a couple more. I also have thousands of Greeks to paint as well

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