Saturday, December 23, 2006
It's taken a bit longer than I had hoped, mainly down to Christmas shopping etc.
This is the first Legion based for WAB at a figure scale of 1 to 100.
12 Velites 84 pts
12 Hastati (drilled) 132 pts
12 Principes (drilled, light armour, pilum) 156 pts
6 Triarii (light armour) 90 pts
3 Cavalry (light armour) 51 pts
Total 513 pts
1 General 145 pts
Grand Total 658 pts
I've finished five of the second legion with most of the rest being based and undercoated.
After Christmas I will order the remaining figures I need to complete the second legion and order some Italian Allies from A&A Miniatures.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
The Crusader figures are nice (maybe the horses are a bit long-legged) but fitting the riders onto the horses is a pain. The cloaks get in the way at the back and need to be filed down and at the front the flying manes also get in the way so some of them are sitting a bit far back. Saddle cloths are moulded on the figure and aren't exactly a snug fit over the horses backs either.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
I have just found the following note about a forthcoming Osprey. Strangely I can't find anything on the Osprey website itelf. Unfortunately it's going to be too late for Cynoscephalae as it's out in May 2007!
I have also started on about 10 Greek light infantry for the Aetolians. I am using some Foundry Steve Saleh "World of the Greeks" figures which I already had. These are rather more elegant, anatomically, than the Crusader figures but match well as regards height and general appearance.
These are no use for Cynoscephalae but good for a Spanish raid scenario I am thinking about given that Mark Sims is working on a Spanish range at present.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
I have set up an excel spreadsheet to keep track of the army's points. I am now up to 483 points but most of that is still down to the General and the Consul who make up 290 points.
Here is the first completed Hastatus for the second legion.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The more Crusader figures I paint the more I like them. Some of Mark Sims’ figures have been a bit short and stocky for my tastes lately but he seems to be addressing this. Indeed, even within this range, the figures in chainmail are noticeably taller than the Hastati and the Velites. This would usually annoy me but because the build is similar it’s really not noticeable unless you stand them next to each other and look at them from eye level. On the left we have a Hastatus. On the right a general from the new senior command pack.