I recently put together some simple (but effective?) conversions to create more varied command bases for my Early Byzantines. Since the days of seeing Barry Hilton’s Flodden bases and David Imrie’s wonderfully well c0nstructed Late Roman era units back in the early 2000’s I have tried to present by bases as small vignettes where possible.
Command Base 1:
A simple repositioning of the arm was all that was needed to make the advancing Skutatoi/Kontaratoi model into an advancing standard bearer.
The Finished Article:
Command Base 2:
The standard on the right was carefully clipped off, filed down and replaced with part of a wire spear. The Draco was easily glued into place. A straightforward head using one of the spare heads from on of the command packs was then added.