Monthly Archives: June 2016

Middle Imperial Roman Auxilia

My friend Joe painted a couple of units of Auxilia for me.  These are notionally eastern auxilia units, recently recruited, unarmoured with helmets of local manufacture, but Roman shields.  I used the Aventine Sassanid spearmen standing with the oval Middle Imperial Roman shields.  I think he did a great job painting them, and these are some of my favorite, generally useful figures.

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I suppose I should name the units.  Each pair of stands, front and back, count as a unit/stand in ADLG, but I kept them on generic WRG/DBM style bases for other potential uses at some point in the future.  I love this particular shield pattern.

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Here is the other unit.

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That’s a very busy shield pattern.  It reminds me of shields that were dug up in Dura-Europos.  I think these make fine Eastern auxilia for my Middle Imperial Roman army.

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I need to get these into a game now.

 

Central Asian Camp Stand

IMG_4163.JPGThese are Perry Miniatures metals.  Lots, and lots, and lots, of cleanup needed.  But once that work is done, they are nice figures.  I need a camp for my Central Asian guys and these fit the bill pretty well.  Turks.  I wish they didn’t have the armbands – I’m not sure how prevalent those were other than during the Crusades, but I didn’t want to file them down and paint them out, so I made the most of them.

For ADLG you need a camp stand, and I have a rally nice Sassanid one, and a nice one for the Venetians.  I need to find cool figures for a Roman camp.  Tents are fine, just kind of dull.  So, if you have any pointers to anything that would look good for middle Romans, please point me to them.

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We’ve been playing a lot of ADLG and for that you need a 60×120 camp.  I’ve made this one that size, but the others slightly larger to fit the figures and make a nice scene.

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Next up is some Middle Imperial Roman auxilia.  They are done and photographed, just need to create a blog post for them.

After that it’s finishing up just a few more figures for the Central Asians.  Not sure what comes after that.

 

 

Venetian Halberdiers

I made these up from the Perry War of the Roses figures.  What makes them Venetian?  Not much really.  I’m not sure they look much like Venetians really looked based on the Ospreys I have – they seem to have been more armored.  But I put them in my red and white colors I’m using for the rest of the Venetians, et voila!

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The figures are really nice.  They are very animated, so three figures on a 60×40 is about the most I can get.  I will use them as heavy foot in my ADLG Venetian army.  The poses would have to be a lot more restrained to get 4 of them on a base, so I’ll just have to call out to people they are heavy rather than medium.

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I ran out of flags so these guys don’t have flags and I guess that can be good.  I can use them in other armies also.  I don’t know whether these would look appropriate for any Yorkist contingents in the War of the Roses?

 

Venetian Crossbowmen

I don’t like painting crossbowmen.  I’m not sure why.  I think it’s uncertainty about what the equipment looked like and the amount of details involved in painting all that equipment.  These are nice figures – Perry plastics.  They went together easily and they look good now that they are done.

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I’m going with a red and white theme for all my Venetians.  The look is thematic not uniform.  The flag is from Pete’s flags.  It’s an excellent cloth flag.  I wish I had done a better job shaping it.  You can see it has some shaping to it, but not a lot.  That’s on me.

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This group of figures makes up a couple of stands of crossbowmen for ADLG.  I can have up to 4 in the Venetian army, so I may do some more, but for now I’m good.

 

Mounted Crossbowmen

Here are a couple of stands of mounted crossbowmen for my Venetian army.  They could be used for a lot of late medieval armies.  Perry plastics.  I’m not very keen on these figures.

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I painted one stand in red and another in green, for no particular reason.  The horses are the same horses you get for the knights.  They are kind of hard to assemble and prep.  I guess mounted crossbowmen rode the same kind of chargers as the heavy knights did?

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I expect I’ll paint up a couple of stands as medium horse with crossbow – three figures per stand.  They don’t seem to be made for that kind of density.  Hmmm, maybe I’ll find someone else’s horses to put the riders on.

 

Hungarian Hussars

I’ve finished mostly my ADLG Venetians.  I still have to get some more dismounted knights done, but I’ve got enough to field the army now.  Along the way I was thinking I might do Hungarians from the same period (post 1450) and painted a couple of stands of Hungarian hussars.  These figures are from The Assault Group.  I’m not sure what they are actually but they were on the painting bench and looked the part, so they got painted and named.

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I generally prefer to use LBMS shield transfers but couldn’t find any for these so just painted them by hand.  The red one with the yellow pattern on the end came out pretty well, so overall I’m pleased with these.  The red one with the white dots looks better in person than in this photo.

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I love The Assault Group eastern renaissance range.  I have an austensibly Hungarian army for the early Thirty Years War with more of the figs.  They are a joy to paint.  Clean-up has always been easy and they are sculpted nicely for my painting style.

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I have a bunch of figures for my Venetians I hope to get up in the next few days.

 

Some War of the Roses crossbow for sale

I had these painted some time ago and never had a reason to use them.  They are looking for a better home.

Two groups of 16 Old Glory crossbowmen from their 25mm War of the Roses range.  Here is the first:

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And the second:

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The bases are not finished.  They are just glued down with white glue, so easy to put on different bases.  There are 4 figures each on a 60×30 base.

I’d like $60 for each group and I’ll pay for shipping in the continental US.