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Author Topic: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites  (Read 1147 times)

Offline Evil Dave

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Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« on: June 23, 2022, 11:30:37 PM »
I had a giftcard from a rebate for a tire purchase and was looking for something new to try out. I remembered playing Triumph a few years back at a Fall In! so decided to give it a shot. These are 15mm Polybian Romans. The casting on the pilum left a lot to be desired so I decided to give them my "Warmaster High Elf" treatment and convert them up. The hafts are brass tube with a small pin tip glued into them. I them added a block of plasticard as the weight and shaped it with a knife.



The rest were pretty much stock, except for some spear and javelin swaps on the Triarii and Velites. I just need to finish building the cavalry then it's on to painting.

« Last Edit: July 29, 2022, 07:50:26 PM by Evil Dave »

Offline Arche Seleukeia

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Building the Legion
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 06:55:57 AM »
Very exciting project! Can't wait to see more.

Offline Evil Dave

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Cretan Archers
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2022, 02:16:22 AM »
I started off my Polybian Romans with not painting any Romans at all, but Cretan Archers. I'll be using these as skirmishers. These are closer to true 15mm than the Romans (more 18mm). I'm telling myself that the Romans were just better fed.





Offline MGH

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Cretan Archers
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2022, 08:44:59 PM »
I like 'em, they look great.

Now if they only can shoot straight!

Offline Evil Dave

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2022, 07:50:13 PM »
I've been working on the Velites these past few weeks. Most of the colors have their basecoat down and I'm halfway through painting the red.



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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2022, 11:26:10 PM »
Very nice.
The club where I game has quite a few guys who know a lot about ancients and they play Triumph!...
and they all seem to enjoy it.

Offline Evil Dave

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2022, 12:30:16 AM »
It seems big down in Maryland in the US, I haven't seen anyone playing up in Massachusetts yet. My buddy has some Tibetans (you know, Rome's ancient enemy) so hopefully we'll get a game in sometime. If not, maybe I can squeeze a tournament in at a HMGS show.

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2022, 02:27:13 AM »
Nice work! Which manufacturer made the figures that you then improved?

Offline Evil Dave

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2022, 02:48:17 AM »
They're Khurasan's Punic War line.

Offline Evil Dave

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2022, 01:28:46 AM »
I finished up the Velites tonight, the line infantry also has their basecoat of red down as well. I have a small local con coming up where I volunteered to run some Warmaster games so I'm going to take a break from these for a bit to finish up some 10mm terrain. Hopefully I'll be back to painting them in September.




Offline Arche Seleukeia

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2022, 06:28:56 AM »
Absolutely cracking  :D Looking forward to seeing more! What rules do you intend to use for these?

Offline Evil Dave

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Re: Evil Dave's 15mm Polybian Romans - Velites
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2022, 12:14:37 PM »
Thanks Arche. I'm using them for TRUIMPH!, I'll be making magnetic bases that I can drop them into. They're based individually incase I want to try a skirmish rule set (looking at Clash of Spears for that).

 

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