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Author Topic: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 9/1)  (Read 3498 times)

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (3 more units added - 9th Nov)
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2022, 08:28:31 PM »
Those look great!

Offline Freddy

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (3 more units added - 9th Nov)
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2022, 08:51:38 PM »
Some really cool looking units!

Offline Maniac

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (3 more units added - 9th Nov)
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2022, 04:18:21 PM »
They look great.  What size bases are you using?  I've found Victrix to look great, but difficult to put onto a 20x20 or 40x40 base, with four figures in the 40x40 foot print.
On time, on target, or the next one's free

Offline WorkShy

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (3 more units added - 9th Nov)
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2022, 05:58:29 PM »
They look great.  What size bases are you using?  I've found Victrix to look great, but difficult to put onto a 20x20 or 40x40 base, with four figures in the 40x40 foot print.
I'm currently working my way through 72 Victrix Unarmoured Infantry and 72 Archers. I'm using either some spare custom Warbase movement trays which take 20x20mm bases but have a 5mm separation between each rank. Or I'm using 20x25mm or 40x50mm bases, again to give 5mm more depth between ranks. With 20x20 or 40x40, I've found too many active poses just result in spears ramming into the backs of the guy in front. The 20mm width per mini doesn't seem to be an issue. 

Offline Emperorbaz

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (3 more units added - 9th Nov)
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2022, 07:20:46 PM »
They look great.  What size bases are you using?  I've found Victrix to look great, but difficult to put onto a 20x20 or 40x40 base, with four figures in the 40x40 foot print.
Yep they are too big for 20mm square or round bases. This is going to be aĒ big battleĒ army so I am putting 6 on a 60mm frontage (50mm depth) double ranked, and thatís tight. For the archers though Iíve bases the single ranked (three on a 60mm x 30mm base) so I can use them as a unit in their own right or as the third rank in a unit of Auxilia / legions with spears.

Offline killshot

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (3 more units added - 9th Nov)
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2022, 02:34:01 AM »
Love some Late Romans and these are no exception!  Great work all around

Offline Emperorbaz

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 19/11)
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2022, 11:49:40 AM »
The army so far. Iíve added some more Roman archers so I now have 3 units of 18 auxiliaries (archers, and 2 spearmen) and 3 units of 8 skirmishers (javelin, bow and sling).
Iíve just got two more unarmoured units to do then Iíll pause while I wait for the release of the heavy infantry! Hopefully they will be here before Christmas, please Santa!


Offline Emperorbaz

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 19/11)
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2022, 07:21:42 PM »
This week i have finished 2 units of Auxilia Palatina from Victrix miniatures:
1.The Honoriani Attecotti Iuniores



2.The Exculcatores Iuniores Britanniciani (The Squashers from Briton)



The Squashers are my favourite unit so far, with clean linen tunics and purple clavii, the bees knees as they say.  The Attecotti on the other hand as less well equipped, with darker tunics and fewer helmets to represent a lesser unit, possibly raw and hastily recruited fellows.

Im very pleased with how these shield designs turned out, its not a great moneysaver (printer ink is expensive) but it is a joy to do.

Im looking forward to the armoured infantry from victrix. Fingers crossed the wait wont be too long

I have also done a unit of Cataphracts, (Gripping Beast). The cataphracts horses are very good. All of these figures had head swaps - replacing them with some from the huge pile of Victrix heads i have left over!


Offline Atheling

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 1/12)
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2022, 09:20:36 PM »
Lovely work   8)

I was admiring these on Facebook earlier today  :)

Offline Cyrus1

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 1/12)
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2022, 09:24:09 PM »
Great work Baz! Itís interesting that GB have released a plastic Parthian cataphract set based on their Late Roman cataphracts, only the heads are different I think, horses and torsos are the same.

Offline Emperorbaz

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 1/12)
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2022, 09:48:35 PM »
Great work Baz! Itís interesting that GB have released a plastic Parthian cataphract set based on their Late Roman cataphracts, only the heads are different I think, horses and torsos are the same.

Yes im thinking about trying a headswap with aventine parthians, could work well. And with victrix doing parthian horse archers soonish thats another interesting army in the making!

Offline Bloggard

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 1/12)
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2022, 02:26:08 PM »
lovely stuff.

Offline Emperorbaz

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 5/12)
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2022, 02:54:20 PM »
This week i have finished the last of my unarmoured  Late Roman infantry - 2 units of Legiones Comitatenses from Victrix miniatures, representing the Secunda Britannica. Both units have rear rank archers and my own shield transfers




Offline Atheling

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 5/12)
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2022, 02:59:45 PM »
Splendid work Basileus/Autokrator  :-*

Offline Freddy

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Re: EmperorBazís New Late Romans (updated 5/12)
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2022, 06:07:20 PM »
Great looking models!

 

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