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.
Very nice and I'm with you on 28mm armies and big games, nothing better than seeing armies move across the tabletopReplyDelete
Very true Neil, if you listen to podcasts they make it sound like big games are too much like hard work.Delete
Quousque tandem figura ammisa abuterete patientia nostra?ReplyDelete
I think the keys are stuck on your keyboard 😉Delete
It's a challenge alright. Looking at all those shields makes me reel. Looking forward to how this lot comes along.ReplyDelete
Many thanks, firstly welcome to Yarkshire Gamer 👍Delete
The mat comes from an image purchased from Wargames Vault and printed on canvas at a local printers
Very nice work Ken and good luck with the challenge:)ReplyDelete
Many thanks Steve 👍Delete
Lovely work on these.ReplyDelete
Many thanks LeeDelete
That’s a splendid start, look forward to seeing more!ReplyDelete
Cracking! Love the basing.ReplyDelete
Cheers Jim, my basing style is that old its coming back in fashion !Delete
You deserve a medal just for doing all those shields - they look like LBMS which I love but they take some work.ReplyDelete
Will watch this will a lot of interest.
Cheers Richard, early days but going well so far 👍Delete
Ditto other's comments; these are astounding. Figures can look good at 'normal' range, but when they look as good as yours do close-up they are something else.ReplyDelete
Many thanks, it does get scary when the zoom goes in 😀Delete