Thursday, 12 January 2017
Even More Sertorian Romans - Ethan M(175 points)
Hello all. This week's offering includes two additional cohorts of Sertorian Romans, leaving just one more to finish before Legio IX shall be fully assembled and prepared to challenge Rome. In regards to questions from the previous post, the First Cohort and its wingman were comprised of figures from Old Glory's Caesarian Gallic Campaign. Today's figures are actually plastic, and from Wargames Factory.
A shot of the first cohort completed this week. (3/5)
While I do appreciate the ability to customize the Wargames Factory figures and their poses, as well as a conglomeration of gladii and pila, the details on the plastics can be very shallow. I ended up following the recommendation that I go four to a base, which will somewhat restrict their usefulness in smaller skirmish games. Overall, though, I'm content with the result. The deserter Romans fighting for the rebels rarely defected en masse, and so often were in either poor supply or organized together in rather hodge-podge units of irregular armament. To this end, the blend of Old Glory and Wargames Factory figures works for me.
A shot of the second cohort. (4/5)
And here is a shot of the two of them together.
And that's all for this week. A total of 32 figures, 16 Romans per cohort. With any luck, next week will see the last of the Romans finished, and a good start made into some of the native Lusitanian and Spanish troops.
Until next time!
Very fine work, Ethan! Doubly so for the wargames factory kit, I've the zombies and Colonial British and can attest that the detail is very soft on the earlier plastic sets. The zombies are okay, but the other earlier kits are best used as filler. Still these look magnificent ranked up in blocks and you did a fine job of making them look brilliant. I really like the extra litle details like the script on the shields, very fine stuff!