Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Following the arrival of the Ancient British army its about time to start on their conquerors...I am of course talking about the Imperial Roman Army.
This force will consist of one legion with 10 cohorts (each cohort comprising 20 figures on 5cm x 5cm bases), their associated scorpions, and of course the auxiliaries (infantry, archers and cavalry). By the time I am finished I am to have around 24 units in play.
Of course I have to start with the core of the army the heavy infantry. These are all plastic warlord drawn from boses of their standard infantry and veteran. I have sourced these over the last six months on ebay paying around 50p per figure. I know folks are raving about the Victrix models but I just cannot justify the cost.
So this weekend I assembled the lot - about 280 figures including command stands.
These have all been glued using pva to 2p coins and washers to aid painting and priming. Once complete they get moved off their temporary base onto the mdf movement bases. The figures have all been primed gray.
Once primed the figures were sorted in cohorts - I am going for a regimented look for each unit
I should add that the shield were not glued to the vfinal figure. These are being done separately and glued in place at the end. The shields were painted on the sprue (front and reverse. I then used the shield transfers to bring these to life
All the shields are now finished !!
So I better go and slap some paint on their owners....
Monday, 2 September 2019
|Total Force Packed Away|
|Roman Army Assembles|
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Saturday, 29 June 2019
The pictures - and remember my thoughts on what needs to be reviewed are at the end
1. The Set Up
|200 tables in four rows down the hall|
|The topped with a very large Battlemat|
On top of the battle mat were placed the buildings
As figures arrived they were catalogued before being sent to the front....believe it or not the chap in the centre used to be the Chief Exec of a business I used to work for...its a small world
By the following day there were hundreds of boxes...well done to the team that managed this.
That afternoon and the following morning I was able to sneak in and get some pictures before the crowds arrived. Each brigade and division had a card denoting its starting position on the table. The Prussians are massed on tables at the back of the room
|The Prussians (one of two tables)|
|The French started to arrive|
You might notice the colours of the tshirts - blue for French, Red for Allies, Green for Prussians, and White for Umpires
|There is an historical fiction writer in this picture and I think he was quite impressed that I I had read his books|
The players briefing by Tony Pollard on day 1
Tony has been taking pictures of Napoleon's command stand all round the world over the past year - managed to get him to pose for a picture of it at the game itself
The Great Game
All the following pictures are of the Great Game
Some of these pictures were taken in the breaks when nobody was around
That said, it was a fine game to watch and I know all participants had a great time.
Once again a big thank you to the organisers...
Until next time..