28/12/2019 at 10:15 #128616
We have had building work in the house for what seems ages and my wargames room has been used as the builder’s store. So this project has not been photographed. It is not quite finished (but then none of my projects ever seem to get finished). The majority of the figures are Warlord games plastics and a few metal. Many are conversions with a few from other ranges and even the odd fantasy figure. The Celtic opposition are under way now.
The figures are to be used in historical games as well as historical fiction, historical fantasy (OGAM/Broken Legions etc) and fantasy.
The right wing – the dismounted cavalry figures are at the rear alongside some Foundry Legionaries.
The Left Wing (probably needs a unit of cavalry)
Some close ups
1st Cohort with the Eagle
Praetorians, baggage and a few camp followers
3rd Cohort and artillery
Auxiliary archers and cavalry
5th Cohort (note the front rank are sling armed after Vegetius’ description)
28/12/2019 at 12:05 #12861828/12/2019 at 19:24 #128628R FlaggParticipant
What does Vegetius say about slings?29/12/2019 at 13:08 #128641Guy FarrishParticipant
We did that didn’t we?
Nice army – individually based too – I’m not sure I have the patience for moving that many figures individually any more. Too lazy! I remember that as being one of the problems with rules in books by Charles Grant and Lawford and Young – looked lovely but moving 50+ figures per battalion took forever.29/12/2019 at 13:35 #128642Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
Really nice! My 3mm army is bigger though… er… larger… er… more units. What I mean to say is that they are small but perfectly formed.
I really like those caltrops, by the way. Is there historical evidence for those?
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!30/12/2019 at 03:30 #128652R FlaggParticipant
Thanks for the link, I missed the last post of that thread.30/12/2019 at 17:16 #128673
Really nice! My 3mm army is bigger though… er… larger… er… more units. What I mean to say is that they are small but perfectly formed. I really like those caltrops, by the way. Is there historical evidence for those?
They are not caltrops. Caltrops are much smaller and known to the Romans as tribulus or sometimes as murex ferreus, the latter meaning “jagged iron” (literally “iron jagged thing”). They are representations of “Sudes” (stakes) carried by legionaries to assist in making overnight camps.30/12/2019 at 22:05 #128684Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
“There has been many discussions through the years as to how to use these stakes. A common way of use is binding them in sets of three as a giant caltrop, a ‘Tribuli’.”
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!15/09/2020 at 10:29 #144053
Added a couple of these home made carroballistae. Scorpion and wheels from bits box, box from 3 x 20mm mdf bases and 1 x 25mm mdf base piled up, oxen are from Warlord Games.28/09/2020 at 16:55 #144761
Finished the Tenth Cohort last night and set the legion (so far) out for review.
Cohort I is double strength (Primus Pilus + 47 men)
Cohorts II – X have 24 troops
1 Cohort of (red) Praetorians (25)
1 detachment of (black) Praetoriand (15)
Staff – Legate, Tribunus Laticlvius, Praefectus Castrorum,2 x Tribunus Angusticlavius
And a few others including baggage and some slaves.
Supported by Auxiliaries
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