With all that 15mm stuff I've done during the Challenge I was itching to get at least one more base for my 28mm Late Roman army for Impetus done. Being severely hampered by a lack of time I was in the urgent need of something quick to paint. So this set of two Roman Ballistae by Wargames Foundry came in more than handy.
As I can't stand clones, at least when there are only a hand full of figures to a base, I had to do some minor conversions to three of the crew members. Two head swaps and a slight repositioning of an arm later I was happy with the over all look. To round things off I added a suitably commanding looking Centurion from Westwind Miniatures and a body guard from Foundry.
As of yet I was never able to field artillery in one of our games so I'm quite curious to see how these will fare on the table. No better than any other freshly painted miniatures I guess.
Due to a lack of time I wasn't able to get hold of a fitting decal for the shield and had to resort to my rather under developed free hand skills for this one. The pattern is only remotely inspired by those from the Notitia Dignitatum so don't even try to bother me with historical accuracy.
The 50 points of this entry see me doing a precision landing on my goal of 500 points for this years challenge. Unfortunately that's not nearly enough in my side duel with ChrisS, giving me a mere 425 vs. his 504 points.
Whoa, this is some fabulous conversion and brushwork Nick! I also have a hangup with identical figures on the same base (Gosh, we are so spoiled as it was not that long ago when 1 or 2 poses was the most we could hope for in a range) but you've done a terrific job on bringing it alive with your modifications and artful repositioning. Your 'undeveloped freehand skills' are certainly aspirational for me! That shield is gorgeous and I could care less if the design is a flight of fancy. Again, great work Nick.