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!

19 comments:

  1. This is really neat. And spooky!

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

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

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  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"

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  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.

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

    Ian

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  7. Gruesome, but very well done Andrew.

    Christopher

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

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  9. Crazy druids. Great piece.
    cheers

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  10. Very very nice, top marks that man!

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

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