Early Carthaginian Allies

Bob Stradling
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Early Carthaginian Allies

Postby Bob Stradling » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:26 pm

Just checking my understanding.

The early Carthaginian list allows up to 20% allies. These can be Numidian or Spanish.

If I go to the Numidian list because they have elephants (and I have a number of african elephant models that I want to play with!) it says that in the Numidian list I must take at least 25% cavalry and then I am allowed one elephant for each 250 points.

On the basis that it says in the blurb about allies that if the allies list has a 1+ unit then you have to take one of those before eveything else then I will have to ensure that 25% or more of the allied force is cavalry.

The question would then be can I take one elephant for each 250 points of the main army or of the allied force?

I would suggest this should be based on the main army rather than the allied force.

Otherwise on the basis of a standard 1000 point army you could never have an elephant in the allied force as that would give a maximum of 200 points of allies that would not be enough for a single ellie.

MartinG
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Re: Early Carthaginian Allies

Postby MartinG » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:11 am

You can take an elephant for each 250 points of the army as a whole, but due to the 20% allies limit you will get a maximum of two since two elephants and a minimum size light cavalry unit cost 183 points.
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Bob Stradling
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Re: Early Carthaginian Allies

Postby Bob Stradling » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:01 am

Thanks Martin, I think I can get three into a 1500 point army - thinking about Pompey!


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