According to the Field of Glory Mid-Republican Roman army list you have various options to take units other ancient tribes and peoples. So after some consideration I opted for a battle group of Gauls. I did this for two reasons firstly I thought they'd be fun to paint and secondly they can be impact medium foot and hide in the bushes until they charge out an die heroically on the enemy's spear tips.
Hopefully this gives me enough time to do something clever with my legions and turn the battle in my favour. So far they have been very helpful in cancelling out the threat of my opponents medium troops. I guess I am beginning to think about this rules a bit more strategically and am starting to understand how to use different troop types for different roles, rather than simply marching forward and dying.
I really enjoyed painting the Xyston figures, so much so that I am considering acquiring a few sets of Gaesati "tout nu" guys to give me an extra set of optional troops. It will also give me a touch of practice painting some more Gallic shield designs.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
A little while ago I completed six battle groups of triarii for my Mid-Republican Roman army. This means that now I don't have to keep borrowing Dave and Clive’s figures every time I want to fight in the period before 50BCE.
More soon, I promise!
Sunday, 19 July 2015
This afternoon I have completed my first batch of home made in to the world of flight Stands.
It has taken a fair bit of trial and error so I'll outline the process,
The components required for each stand are as follows : an antenna, I used aglued to it for a little extra weight. The aerial has a screw on the end of it which screws into the Hex base for extra strength.
Finally a 5mm dice frame holder was glued onto the base to hold a D6 to indicate the speed.
Each of my fighter aircraft had a male brass rod attached to the underside. Then could be inserted into ball joint on the end of the aerial. This allows us to represent the pitch and yawl of an aircraft in flight.
I hope you like them and Now I can't wait to get a coat of paint onto them and get them into action.