Tuesday, 17 February 2015

From IanW - Dominate Auxiliaries and More (112 Points)


With this submission I have almost finished all the infantry for the Dominate Starter Army. All figures are again Essex 15mm. Some of these bridge the gap into the Principate Army as well as they can have more light infantry.


Four bases of Light Infantry drilled with Javelins and light spear. They can be Superior, Average or Poor so plenty of options.

I really like these figures and it's a pity I can only have four bases of them, though they can be really expensive for light troops.

Next up the first of two Field Army Auxiliaries, this one has six bases of medium infantry so 18 figures. The blue is a little darker than the previous troops done so I figured I would do both the lights and the mediums the same shade this time.

Being Essex they are quite detailed and painted up quite easily if a little boring. I took all the shield designs from the Osprey Warrior 9 Late Roman Infantry. The colour plates for the most part are not a great deal of use but the diagram for the shields proved helpful.


All ready for battle..... what do you mean we have no cavalry?, OK OK I will get onto them, just need to get a few more 6mm out the door first.

Having the figures I thought I may as well paint up the other slingers I had in the prep box even if I already painted the max allowed. So now I have a choice of two colours.


Other lists will allow eight bases (or rules) so they should not be wasted. I can always sub out those that don't perform. These are quite bright lads so I needed something to steel the limelight.


The second Auxiliaries should do that as they are even brighter than the slingers and more of them ;-) I like these guys the most as they are punchy in colour, I also have more spare bow so will paint up support for these as well. I have the figures but they need prepping so possibly on the last leg of the challenge.


So with this entry I have just about wrapped up the infantry and made a huge hole in my 15mm part of the lead mountain. I am not sure when I will get more 6mm figures for my own collection as they seem so expensive when you compare them with both 28 and 6mm figures. I guess it will be either more pike for my Macedonian's or yet more cavalry for my Persian's but that's for another day.

So that's 52 figures - maybe it's possible to hit 2000 if I can dig a bit deeper.


From Curt:

Smashing work Ian! I really like how these fellows turned out, especially that last Auxiliary unit with the red crests and blue and white hand-painted shields - lovely stuff. My vote is for more Macedonians, but I have a soft spot for those hedgerows of pike.

16 comments:

  1. Very nice work on these Ian :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, nearly finished with the infantry

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  2. Nice vibrant palette on these. Great job Ian!

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    1. They are bright aren't they,

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  3. These really pop and you have popped right past me again­čśü

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    1. Only a bit Adam but I am back to 6mm again this week, hope to get a few more units finished so maybe keep ahead......?

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    1. Thanks, just ordered some more cavalry so I can paint up the rest

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  5. I like it when we see whole units turned out for the challenge and these in NO way disappoint. Excellent wargaming stuff.

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    1. Cheers Clint

      I won't finish the army in the challenge but I will get it almost finished I hope

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  6. Lottsa color! They look very good,Ian! The lads do need some horse! I hope you show off the whole force together.

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    1. I plan to do a group shot with the last entry I do for this army. Just started to prep the full units of cavalry I have and will make a start next week

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  7. Nicely done, it inspires me to dig up my Late Romans...

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    1. Go for it, it's not the Roman army you think of but looking at the list it could be quite a handful in action

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  8. Very well done. I especially like the guys with the violet shields and baby blue patterned tunics.

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    1. I really like those as well, shame that's the max allowed

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