Wednesday, 10 February 2016

From MarticC --For the Legion Boys (131 Pts)

My Republican Roman army continues at a pace. I'm really loving painting these. It helps that the figures are great, a mix of Crusader and Aventine. The colours are bold and I love painting the shields.
First up is another unit of  Hastai in simple grey tunics with hand pained shields




Every legion needs commanders. This one has 3.
First up a grizzled old commander with his loyal slave, a comfy campaign chair and some nice soft boots for his aching feet.




Next up a professional looking guy with a lictor to confirm his authority



Finally a fresh paced political appointment, again with a lictor. There is a raven in the tree.



That is 21 foot and 1 mounted figure plus 16 hand painted shields - 131 points I think

 More Roman shinyness from Martin as he powers his way along at the top of the table. Really like the simplicity of the white shields, and the grey clothing - it really works.


29 comments:

  1. Those Command Stands are awsome and I love those shields.

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    1. Cheers, it's more fun when the figs are a joy to paint

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  2. Brilliant stuff, but what really blew me away are the command stands they are lovely little vignettes.

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  3. Great stuff Martin. I really enjoyed the raven looking in on the political appointment...

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    1. Yes, beautiful work Martin! I agree with Greg the raven is a brilliant touch but does not augur well for the commander. See what I did there? Ah, I'll grab my hat now...

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  4. Another great submission form you

    Ian

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  5. Awesome, they look so good. Love the command stands and those extra touches like the Raven make these stand out.

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  6. Very nice work. There is a carion Crow that visits my garden. He's getting braver but he is a long way from being as close as that Raven. Splendid rank and file troops

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    1. Do love a good menacing bird. Cheers

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  7. Another nice entry from you Marin! You got your mojo going here. That vignette is particularly nice. I like the stark feeling of the scene-excellent use of negative space!

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  8. Cracking stuff! Great shields, and I love the commander vignettes.

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  9. Awesome. Great bunch of Roman troopers. Very cool. Excellent command basing. cheers

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  10. Nice work here as always mate.. these look the business for taking on the gauls now ;)

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    1. Ta, I think it will the Carthaginians or even the Picts, really hating painting the Gauls

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  11. Very sharp looking Romans, Martin! I like the commanders, my favorite being the old man- in a job where men die young.
    Never underestimate the power of a nice chair or comfortable boots! ;)

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    1. ta, really into a nice chair and comfy boots

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