New miniatures, different army

roman_legionaries_before_painting

After some reading on the ‘net, I’ve decided to do Spartacus’s army first, instead of the Successors. I’ve become convinced that it’s good to start off with an army that has lots of undrilled troops (because there are fewer decisions to make). Plus, I’m pretty excited about having gladiators in my army. I know that it might not be completely historically accurate, but I’m having some guys with the cool helmets and armor only on the arms. I figure my army will be outfitted as Spartacus’s army was early on, before they got a hold of a lot of Roman equipment. Above is a picture of some of the gladiators; these are from Museum Miniatures. Below are pictures of some of legionaries; these are from Corvus Belli.

gladiators_before_paintingThe Romans are to be “Slaves equipped with Roman weapons and armor, Heavy Foot, Armored, Average, Undrilled, Impact Swordsmen. There are 48 figures for 12 bases in 2 BGs. I’ll paint the tunics in various colors (at least white, yellow, and brown). The shields will be blue. The helmets will be bronze, and the tassels will be black.

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