Saturday, December 21, 2013

AndrewS: 20mm Ancient Briton Sacrifice (16 points)

Andrew sends us this grisly yet wonderfully thematic vignette for his Ancient British army.

From Andrew:
This is just a small entry for today I have been creating a small vignette for our Hail Caesar games, I normally default to having the hapless Ancient Brits against the might of Kevin's Romans. So I thought it would be nice to add some flavour to the table in the form of some wildly celebrating Druids holding a ritual sacrifice of a Roman at the altar. 
These are all 20mm plastics, the Druids are from Hat and the Roman from Italeri I believe.
The stone altar was carved out of another piece of dense styrene and dry brushed up to be a touch more realistic. The hapless Roman was beheaded and mounted onto the alter then a leg and arm were removed and repositioned to look correct and his head mounted on a nice little stake.
These have all been painted to my tabletop standard, which is fine enough from a couple of feet away.

Awesome work Andrew! Those Britons do have a reputation of giving a pretty mean haircut. I particularly like the altar and the grisly 'lamp-post'. Nothing says Winter Solstice like a ritual sacrifice to the gods of the forest.

This vignette will give Andrew 16 points. Well done!


  1. This is really neat. And spooky!

  2. I so like it! What a fantastic objective marker that would be.

  3. That's one of the best conversions I've ever seen! The head on the stake is priceless!

  4. Hi,

    great conversion!
    the roman soldier would surely have prefered a different faith for his conversion even if this faith is a little bit revolutionary ;-)

    All the best

    GillesW " Robespierre's legacy"

  5. I really like this. It's great to see all the extra side pieces we are getting this year, not just combat units. Great fun.

  6. Nice and grisly. Nice to see your take on the Roman's LOL


  7. Gruesome, but very well done Andrew.


  8. The Brits are still gonna die.
    Great vignette buddy

  9. Very very nice, top marks that man!

  10. Oh my! What a unique piece - I'd say it would good in a museum.


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