I’ve been painting again for a few months. I’ve made a good deal of progress on Spartacus’s army. Here are some pictures of the “Slaves equipped with Roman weapons and armor”, which are done now:
I’ve been slacking off the last few days. Got really busy last week, and then we went on a weekend vacation sort of thing at a house out in the hill country. So I haven’t had much time to paint. And then the Olympics started, and my evenings lately have been shot.
But I painted these guys a little more than a week ago, and I wanted to post the pics I took just after their dip. (Actually, the guy on the right is post-dip, the other two are pre-dip.)
I’m hoping to paint over the coming weekend. I’ve got more shields to paint, then lots and lots more of the same sort of figs. There will be a total of 64 like this, although 16 of them will have different-colored shields. These 16 will be gladiators with Roman equipment. The other 48 are slaves with Roman equipment.
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.
The 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.