Army Lists just arrived and I went straight to the Pontics. Overall well worth a try. Must now read Lists more carefully but have some initial comments on the Pontics.
Bit disappointed to see Imitation Legionaries get a double whammy - only a 6 clash as well as no pila. Granted they were not 'true' legionaries. I note the Marian list imitation legionaries retain pila albeit at a higher unit points cost.
Intrigued to see Pontic Thorakitai, who I assume are either partially Romanised infantry or maybe Black Sea Greeks?
Not sure why one can only have Galatians or Bastarnae? Would have liked the option to upgrade the Bastarnae with falxes (10 clash). Strange falxmen have a 5+ save when perhaps 6+ or even 0 is more appropriate? On the subject of Bastarnae, strange Dacians cannot field any.
Good to see the lists now need to try them out.