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Offline Arche Seleukeia

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Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« on: December 25, 2021, 10:59:00 PM »
I recently finished the first unit for my late Roman army in 15mm, cataphracts! Miniatures are by Forged in Battle, lovely sculpts with the lances being tough and surviving several drops. Not entirely pleased with the horses however, details missing and I needed to greenstuff some of the ears.

Based for To the Strongest, thinking of basing infantry 30 to a base or maybe even 40. I dislike transfers for small miniatures so I'll be painting all the elaborate shields by hand. Fun project though I won't be working on it in the foreseeable future due to work abroad.   :?

Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 01:01:48 AM »
Oh, wow, these are lovely! Well done! :-*

I've been wanting to do early-mid Byzantines for a little while now, and after much soul-searching I decided they should be in 15mm (...after I do the rest of my 15mm Ancients). My current 15mm Ancients are all FiB too - lovely models.

I hope that despite work abroad we get to see more of these...? :)

I dislike transfers for small miniatures so I'll be painting all the elaborate shields by hand. Fun project though I won't be working on it in the foreseeable future due to work abroad.   :?

I was amazed that LBM did 15mm transfers at all! But, like you, I am doing my shield designs by hand as well, since I think they will look too"obvious" as transfers... I have simplified designs in mind though! ;)

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2021, 05:45:02 AM »
Just beautiful.  I hate to think how long it will take you to build a TTS army with units of the size you mention. That said it will have a "wow" factor when finished. Do you plan a historical opponent? I game TTS in 28mm and still have 4 unpainted armies in the stash .Hoping to get 1-2 painted during 2022.

Offline duc de limbourg

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2021, 09:21:24 AM »
Great looking unit

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2021, 09:57:38 AM »
Very nice  :)

Offline Arche Seleukeia

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2021, 11:07:29 AM »
This is an old image but shows the hand painted shields. Not as hard as I thought though this is a very simple pattern  ;D
I'm going to use the notitia dignitatum as my source for which units to include, so this is the legio V Macedonica.

Offline OB

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2021, 11:43:21 AM »
Very nice indeed.

Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2021, 02:01:46 PM »
Not as hard as I thought though this is a very simple pattern  ;D
Striking, simple, and neatly painted is far better (especially en-masse) than trying do whole units of fiddly and difficult designs that end up looking a bit irregular. Your successful efforts look like proof of this!  lol

Offline pallard

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2022, 08:16:01 PM »
Having been painting Quintani ( soldiers of the V Macedonica ) since the late 1980s ... and in 25 then 28 mm scale, I can but bow with respect to the shield emblems of your men: great painting.
Philippe

Offline Arche Seleukeia

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2022, 11:56:14 AM »
I finally have some time to work on the hobby again so it's back to the Romans again. Just a tease for now  ;)

Offline OB

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2022, 12:46:22 PM »
That is very impressive in every respect.

Offline duivelindoosje

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2022, 09:28:07 AM »
love those hand painted shields, respect

Offline mellis1644

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Re: Late Romans of the eastern kind in 15mm
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2022, 04:40:15 PM »
very impressive.
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