Thursday, 2 March 2017

From AaronH - 28mm Victrix Velites(40 points)

This entry makes me somewhat ashamed. I had them done two weeks ago but didn't get the basing grass done. I had them done last week but didn't get them photographed.  They are finally on the boards though.


These are eight velites from Victrix (Republican Romans) for use as auxiliaries in my EIR army.


This is my second unit of these. Or fourth depending on whether they are small or very small units in Hail Caesar. Skirmishers are really useful in those rules so more is definitely better.


The unit doesn't need a leader, but I might as well include one in case it is ever a requirement. The Victrix models are very nice. Easy to assemble and easy to paint. The detail is good and the poses work well. Velites are a fluid unit and it is tricky to make models that will work in all of the possible poses that can come out of the box.


These will give me 40 points towards my quickly receding goal. With the addition of my next entry I now have a fully legal army for Hail Caesar.


Very nice work, Aaron! besides the excellent skin tones on them, the bases look very fine. The poses you made for them are very dynamic too. There leader has no doubt gotten tired of hanging around with the command staff and has tradded in his eagle for a few javelins. ;) Welcome back!

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  1. Nice work Aaron! More "Hail Caesar" goodness...I'm looking forward to trying that game.

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    1. I like a lot about the rules. I find I am not a fan of rules that mean I don't get to move any of my units. Lion/Dragon Rampant is another that has this. It's like jazz. I appreciate what they are doing but it's not for me. Happily it is easy enough to either bump up your leaders to make failures less common or to give them some mulligan dice. Other than that, I really like the rules.

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  2. Great looking velites Aaron. They may have had a circuitous journey to the blog, but it's wonderful to see them here. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Curt. It was even more frustrating due to the ease of painting.

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  3. Great velites Aaron. You got them here before Curt called time and that's all that matters.

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  4. Very nice Aaron, love the wolfskin chap.

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  5. Great looking velites, they've come out well.
    Best Iain

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