|Polybian (Republic) Roman Triarii|
As with my other Romans these minis are by Baccus and are very nicely cast with very few minor defects and virtually no flash to be removed. A handful of the helmet plumes either broke off or were miscast but these are so few as to not ruin the overall impact of the finished units. Its tempting to think that these are virtually identical to the Hastati and Principes that I have already painted but close inspection shows that these really are distinctly different figures with appropriate armour for their class. Some parts of the models were tricky to reach when painting but overall this was a simple paint job just requiring some patience rather than masses of skill to complete.
I rocketed through these in double quick time spending just two evenings painting the figures and a couple more for varnishing and basing. Whether I can maintain such a pace remains to be seen but if I can I could get my whole Punic War period wrapped up by the end of the challenge! Having said that I also have some WWII North Africa stuff to work on. It all depends on how long I wait before my large order of Carthaginians arrives from Baccus. I'll let the Paint Gods (or Royal Mail) decide which direction I go in next.
|From behind showing the mail armour of the Triarii and the base labels|
96 infantry should net me 48 Points which will push me up the ranking table a little bit so I'm quite happy with that.
"heavy metal armour" - biker jackets with studs and patches, bullet belts, faded Motorhead/Iron Maiden/Metallica t-shirts and long hair? ;)It's always good to see more 6mm goodness and you've certainly done us proud with these Triarii.48 points does shunt you up a couple of places Lee, but you've still got a way to go to catch the other Rejects up.