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Author Topic: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)  (Read 1979 times)

Offline jetengine

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Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« on: August 28, 2019, 12:54:34 PM »
I've never been a huge fan of Ancients, I've always thought of it as "Dudes in cotton stabbing each other" but with the release of SPQR its given me an incentive to give it a go. I'm reading a bit of Mary Beards SPQR to try and learn some more about Ancient Rome since I'm only aware of what my basic education taught me

Anyway. Atm I've got some Ceasarian Romans, some Imperial Romans and some Gauls.

Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 12:58:51 PM »
Heres the Ceasarian Romans. Painted quickly with contrast paints I think they look good enough for what they are. I'm a bit annoyed I messed up assembly so I can't get an actual "Optio".

Offline Easy E

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 05:01:55 PM »
That is a great book. 

I also recommend Adrian Goldsworthy for a more Military view of things. 

Good stuff!
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Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 06:45:30 PM »
Heres some contrast painted Gauls, a billion more to come.

Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2022, 09:33:01 PM »
Been a long time, but I'm actually trying to give SPQR another shot. Here's some finished Numidians

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 12:44:43 AM »
Been a long time, but I'm actually trying to give SPQR another shot. Here's some finished Numidians

You mean Hadendowah, don't you? ;)

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Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2022, 08:17:56 PM »
The...Optio(?) of my Warband, the Warlord Resin model. Fairly nice if a bit of a pain to paint.

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2022, 09:00:17 PM »
The...Optio(?) of my Warband, the Warlord Resin model. Fairly nice if a bit of a pain to paint.

Nicely done.  I think he is of a higher rank than Optio.  The Optio was second in command of a Century.  The ribbons across his torso, I think, mark his as a tribune or higher rank.  Also sword worn on left puts him as a Centurion or higher.  The rank and file wore the gladius on the right.
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Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2022, 08:18:11 PM »
A Scorpio and some more chod for the legion.

Offline Johnp4000

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 11:38:48 AM »
Hi Jet engine, I like the look of the figures, thinking of trying this myself, what colours did you use for the Chain mail and Bronze?

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2022, 12:22:27 PM »
Been a long time, but I'm actually trying to give SPQR another shot. Here's some finished Numidians

The skin colour on these look more like Nubians .  The Numidians were the Berber population of Numidia (present-day Algeria and in a smaller part of Tunisia). I recommend you use a more Mediterranean skin colour than Sudanese.

Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2022, 11:21:19 PM »
Hi Jet engine, I like the look of the figures, thinking of trying this myself, what colours did you use for the Chain mail and Bronze?

Chainmail is army painter gunmetal with a liberal splash of army painter dark tone, whilst the Bronze is also Army painter

Offline jetengine

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2022, 11:23:03 PM »
A few dude-mans to fill out units to 10, thus allowing them to use the Tetsuo rule in SPQR

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2022, 01:38:03 AM »
The skin colour on these look more like Nubians .  The Numidians were the Berber population of Numidia (present-day Algeria and in a smaller part of Tunisia). I recommend you use a more Mediterranean skin colour than Sudanese.


Second the recommendation. Many of them are lighter-skinned than south Europeans (though of course a nomad or soldier does pick up a suntan; but even Celts would be darkened in that case). Measured against European standards, Berbers look very close to home - more like Sicilians than Nigerians.


Offline Johnp4000

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Re: Spears and Bronze (Ancients stuff)
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2022, 01:42:21 PM »
Thanks Jet, I have used it successfully on horses will experiment with the Legions now!