Sunday, 28 February 2016
Here are a few photos of some Romano-British heavy cavalry I've just finished painting. The figures are mainly Westwind Productions from their Arthurian range with a single Black Tree Designs horse and rider. The Westwind figures are nice and remind me a lot of some Old Glory ranges, especially the horses - maybe they used the same sculptor? Crusader Miniatures have just released a Sub-Roman range and I'm sorely tempted by these as they look really nice, but I have more than enough Late Roman/Arthurian figures to be going on with.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Here are a few photos of some Late Roman infantry units I've finally finished painting. Above are the Lanciarii Gallicani Honoriani - figures are mainly Foundry with LBM shield transfers. The archers are a mix of Gripping Beast and Black Tree Designs figures.
Thursday, 11 February 2016
|Raiders advance cavalry on both flanks towards the village|
|View from the attackers towards the defended village|
|Defenders destroy attackers' horse archers|
|Ordinary allied warriors fight on the edge of the village|
Last week Craig and I met down at the Vikings club for another Late Roman Dux Bellroom game. This time the scenario was a village raid with Craig as the attacker and me as defender. For a bit of variety we both had six points of ordinary warriors, as allies, in our 32 point armies. Here are a few photos of our game. In the end it was a fairly easy victory for the defenders with the attackers losing four units and finishing with no chance of taking the village. Thanks to Craig for a fun game. I've started painting my Irish army and hopefully will have a few photos of some units to post shortly.
|Cavalry melee on the left flank|
|Shieldwall units close in the centre|
|Attackers' cavalry are driven back|
|Defenders defeat the raiders and save the village|
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Here are a few photos of my first Samnite unit for my Samnite army, the famous Linen Legion, mentioned by Livy (10.38.3-13). Figures are by Crusader Miniatures and A&A Miniatures. Hopefully Victrix will be releasing a plastic set of these shortly to add to the excellent Crusader and A&A metal ranges.