This years project for the Analogue Hobbies Winter Paint Challenge is 1 to 20 Allied Italian Legion for the Punic Wars using 28mm Victrix figures. So that will be 32 Velites, 64 Hastati, 64 Principes, 32 Triarii, 24 Cavalry and 3 Command Bases.
Unfortunately 8 of the Velites have some how managed to desert in between them being prepped a month ago and paint time, search parties are out and the word decimation has been whispered in some plastic ears !
Here are all the bases for the project lined up ready to be filled with figures.
I really like the faces on the Victrix figures, they suit my painting style and are full of character. The figures are on 60 x 30 bases, 2 per base to reflect their skirmish role. I intend to use Mortem et Gloriam as a rule set but as with everything I do and in true Yarkshire Fashion I am basing them "how I bloody well like" and bending the rules to fit my basing.
24 figures is more than most armies these days, I sit and listen to a number of podcasts going on about how you can't have big games in 28mm and big units are unachievable etc etc, well Yarkshire Gamer disagrees and is fighting back 😀
Also hot off the press is one of the three Command Bases I am planning, I'm going to do two, two figure bases and a 3 figure one.
These figures are from the Imperial Roman Victrix General set, I've just substituted some heads out of the Allied Legion box to Republicanise them a bit.
I've prepped all the shield transfers for the heavier Infantry so they are ready to go. I chose to do my Roman Legion with plain shields, but went for random decorated shield for my Italian Allied Legion, mostly for ease of tabletop recognition. I'm well aware of the lack of historical evidence for (or against) shield designs in this era so a educated decision has been made on their inclusion.
Update in a couple of weeks when some more are done.