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.
The command stands for both the Romans and Dacians were finished over the weekend. All of the figures are from Warlord. I rather like their "dog" figures which "seem to be" inspired (in a non-copyright infringing way) from the movie "Gladiator". Anyway they are a lot of fun to paint.
I like how the emperor figure came out. I used a purple wash (first time to try that) and I think it came out nicely. The Roman section needs a bot of work. The mile marker is from Architects of War.
Here are some photos of the Dacian command stands. The Dacians will out number the Romans in the Historicon game but will have some limitations due to only 2 command stands. The group of the figures are the new Warlord Dacian command pack and they're an advanced copy. The guy with 2 flax's was a lot of fun to paint. My son refer's to him as a "pissed off Santa". The calvary commander is just a Warlord Celt calvary figure with some minor modifications.
Here's the one of the three painted Dacian infantry units (4 more are on the way). These were very easy to do and I used the Army Painter dip rather then the GW washes. All I need to do is scenic the bases and paint the stand.
A completed Roman Cohort. I hope to complete a full Legion by year end (10 Cohorts) but will have 5 done for the Historicon game.
Lastly, here are some Gauls that I purchased on E-Bay. They will be acting as Roman mercenaries and defending the fort. Hmmmm, I wonder if one can always trust Gallic mercenaries to remain loyal???