Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sneak peak of things to come

I couldn't resist test painting a few Roman figures as the beginning of my upcoming Gallic Wars project.
These are all Wargames Factory Romans.
The four test figures - command for my 16 figure century.
The grim faced Centurion.
Legionary in drab.
They paint up quite nicely and although the detail is not as crisp as the plastic sets that have appeared since, they are still a good product.
I tried to use the Little Big Men decals that came with the box. I'm not sure if the problem is that they are a bit too old or not, but I found them fiddly and too easy to tear. After three attempts I gave up and just painted the shields. I don't think they look too bad and it was easy enough to do. The Gauls will have painted shields so both sides might as well be consistent.
I'm working on a 1:5 scale, so 16 figures represents 80 men, or one century. I'll have four centuries giving me one cohort. Adding in some skirmishers, a scorpio and allied Gallic cavalry, that will be my 1500 point Roman garrison which will be in the middle of a rebellion by local Gauls. Which Gauls will side with the Romans? Can the legionary fort hold out? These are the questions I hope to answer in a solo campaign.

I need to finish the SAGA Normans and my In Her Majesty's Name companies, and then the Gallic Wars will be all on.


  1. Looking forward to seeing this army progress.

    1. Thanks, I'm really keen on getting into it, but my mission this year is to stay on track with finishing projects, so SAGA and IHMN come first.