Sunday, 15 April 2012

Back to the Brushes 20

Not too much to report in this entry, as things have slowed down here over the last few days. A couple of busy days at work with longer than usual hours and trying to get some decorating done in between eats into to hobby time. However, there is always time, even if only ten minutes here and there.

The following show some more work in progress shots of the Late Romans that are currently being worked on. These figures from Foundry started life as a planned unit of skirmishers for a WAB army comprising of either 10 or 15 figures depending on the game that was being played.

They are now becoming two units of FL and one skirmisher stand for the Western Late Romans.  One of the many things that appeals about Impetus is how much more that you can get from your figures over other systems and potentially even more if sabot bases are used over fixed bases. The musician figure at the rear of this stand is from Gripping Beast.

The colour scheme for this unit comes from the colours of the shield pattern being used; the Menapii Seniores from the Notitia Dignitatum as detailed below, third row last shield on the right :

The majority of each stand will comprise of green tunics with yellow trimming, but to break the units up there will be a couple of more expected coloured tunics; in this case white with yellow. This makes for a very colourful unit on the table, and whilst some may disagree, there should always be some artistic licence used when painting ancients. The shields will be completed with transfers from the excellent Little Big Men. Some brief details on the Menapii can be found here.

Lastly, here are a few pictures of the most recent work on the Dwarves for Songs of Blades and Heroes. The warband is moving on well and these and another two figures should be completed shortly.

That is all at present and hopefully there will be an update on both of the above later in the coming week.

Cheers for now.


Ray Rousell said...

Looking very nice!!!!!

kingsleypark said...

Agree that there is nothing wrong with using artistic licence with any pre 20th century historical model, after all none of us where there to say with any certainty what colour a soldier's tunic was and so on.

Looking forward to seeing the finished Romans