This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
A good bit of progress on painting the Romans and Dacians I'll be using for my upcoming "Hail Caesar" game at Historison. The first picture shows the units that I have on hand - the Romans are just about done and there is a lot of work to go on the Dacians.
This past week, I completed another 24 figure Roman cohort - it's the one to the back of the second photo. One more "regular" Legionnaire cohort to go and if I get so real progress on the Dacians, I may throw in a unit of Praetorian guards for fun.
Here is a 32 figure Dacian warhost (all Warlord figures) assembled and primed. I'm hoping to have six to seven of these units completed by Historicon. It's not as bleak as it seems as some of my war gaming buddies (Dick and Les) are pitching in to help with the assembly and painting. I'm very grateful for their generous help.
One of the nice things about plastic figures are all the left overs. I decided to equip some of my Dacians with captured Roman weapons and armor. I'll also be modifying the Romans to show some of the Field improvements Trajan's Romans put in place to counter the feared Dacian Falx.
The Dacian army will feature a unit of Sarmation heavy calvary. These are Old Glory Sarmatians and they fit in well with the Warlord figures. The oval shields in the last picture are for the Dacian infantry. I've seen some blurbs that Warlord will be bring out some Sarmation calvary in the future. I do plan on building out a full Sarmation army post Historicon.
Thats all for now, back to the work bench - must paint Dacians, must paint Dacians....