Tuesday, 16 September 2014

28mm Polybian Romans finished - 2

And the remainder of the Polybian Romans. 

At this point, I almost want to break into song ...
    There's a pink one, and a blue one, and a green one and a yellow one.
    And they're all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same (but not quite ...)

And so, the yellow legion. I never got around to getting velites for it.    

And the mixed colour legion. I started off wanting to make this all blue, but I wasn't sure, so I split the colours by the hastati, principes and triarii.  I reckoned I could use this as a legion of slaves or raw recruits.     

And Italian Allies.  A basic colour for each unit but with variations so the figures wouldn't appear so uniform.   

And the cavalry.  Gripping Beast figures again, but the 4 chaps at the front are on Essex horses. 

And that's them. Not too bad overall. 

28mm Polybian Romans finished - 1

Finally got the 28mm Polybian Romans finished.  Took a bit longer than anticipated, but now I'll see if I can sell them on t'bay and re-invest the proceeds. 

Start with the generals. These are the Gripping Beast Scipio set mounted on Essex horses with an Essex general in the background.  I couldn't decide what to put on the standard because I wasn't sure if SPQR was applicable to this period, so I left it blank.    

Gripping Beast foot command with another Essex general in the background.

And the legions - all wonderfully colour co-ordinated.  Gripping Beast legion with Essex velites.   

A closer picture of the officer.  I've always though this a really nice figure.  

And the white legion. As before, Gripping Beast legion with Essex velites.      

And the green legion. Same as above - Gripping Beast legion and Essex velites.  

There is a theme here.  It's something I've done with a few of my ancient armies. No prizes for spotting it, but very well done if you do.  

more mid-war german stuff

It's a bit like buses - no posts for ages, then 2 show up at once. 

These are pictures of another batch of mid-war germans I painted for a friend at the club.  The infantry came about by reducing his panzergrenadier platoon to 4 figures to the base instead of 5, with myself and others then contributing surplus figures. The result was an additional 6 stand panzergrenadier platoon plus command.  

The first picture is just before some final finishing work and the basing.  

Then a few pictures of the finished articles.  

For the AA vehicles, there was the option to mount the spotter and loader beside the gunner, but my friend chose to have them mounted separately on small bases.    

And some more shots of the objectives, because I think they turned out OK.     

The platoon put together from surplus figures.      

And some better pictures of the Marders and Recce.    

All in all, not too bad.