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Offline voltan

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A small force of Romans
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:35:23 PM »
This is all Britannia's fault, after not enjoying watching that I started playing Rome total war to get a Roman fix. This reminded me I'd bought a load of Roman figures a while back, which I've now started painting.
I'm not going for as good a standard as some of the others on here, but a looks alright on the table standard.

So to start off, we have a figure from Aventine to represent my general, the Legate Biggus.
Then a detachment of the Warlord auxilia.
And to finish off some Foundry cavalry.

Now there's the hundred odd legionaries and forty odd auxiliaries plus some foundry archers to do, while also looking covetously at the Victrix Romans, this might take a while.



Also this project needs more elephants.
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Offline Caldor

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 11:56:14 PM »
Nice! Also Legatus Biggus reminds me of a famous centurion from Monty Python  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 02:48:40 AM »
Surely it was Legatus Dickus , rumoured to be a big nob round the Senate ...

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 08:00:47 AM »
You’ve certainly achieved a ‘looks good on a forum’ painting standard as well, ‘cos  that looks good.

Every project can be improved by elephants  lol
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Offline voltan

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 08:18:07 AM »
Cheers, the general actually looks better in the photo than real life, how annoying.

Nice! Also Legatus Biggus reminds me of a famous centurion from Monty Python  ;D ;D ;D
Surely it was Legatus Dickus , rumoured to be a big nob round the Senate ...

He has a wife you know.
After this naming conventions will follow the Asterix system.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 08:52:04 AM »
They look great  8)

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 04:18:04 PM »
Wow, the look very good. And when you have started, why not go on...
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Offline Corso

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 04:27:24 PM »
Very nice work!

The green bases are also cool - nowadays many do a brown trim but the green compliments well.

Offline voltan

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2018, 01:17:39 PM »
Start of the legion, I'm going to do the rest of the army in small blocks of 5 or 10 so I don't lose the will to live.

Offline mdauben

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 10:12:24 AM »
Start of the legion, I'm going to do the rest of the army in small blocks of 5 or 10 so I don't lose the will to live.
A great looking start!  I love to see legioneres lined up in formation like this.
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Offline voltan

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 12:03:32 PM »
cheers, the shelf they're all sat on at the moment looks rather intimidating, I need to get on with some more of these but things keep getting in the way.

Offline AKULA

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 03:59:49 PM »
Start of the legion, I'm going to do the rest of the army in small blocks of 5 or 10 so I don't lose the will to live.

Nice work mate...keep going

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Offline voltan

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 10:40:50 PM »
So I have returned with a small addition, 10 more legionaries, after this it's more auxiliaries till I cut up some more bases to stick figures on.

To go with the project there's some terrain I've been working on, first up a generic tower of wonkiness....
Made with resin blocks cast in the Fenris moulds, I use them for overpour when casting other stuff and figured I should finally do something with the pile.

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 07:53:46 AM »
Lovely job.

I like your graffiti ;)

You know once these are done you might have to paint up some celts to give these Imperial types a good kicking.

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Re: A small force of Romans
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 10:38:07 AM »

You know once these are done you might have to paint up some celts to give these Imperial types a good kicking.

I'm tempted to do a force of Britons afterwards and I'm also thinking about adding a couple of units of Numeri to the romans. But that's for the future.