Monday, December 23, 2013

From AaronH: 28mm Roman Auxiliary Infantry (40 points)


Aaron sends in this excellent group of Early Imperial Roman auxiliaries.

From Aaron:
These models are Warlord auxiliary infantry for my EIR army.   The figures are Warlord games plastic box.  They are nice but very samey.  I’ve bought two boxes of these models, giving me 48 total.  I had to buy some extra command to give me three units of 16, the standard size for my Hail Caesar Romans, since they are single based for skirmishing, and stuck in GW War of the Ring bases. 
The box comes with one set of decals which I have used on both of my units so far, and the third coming up.  These decals are clear, so they will show a base colour painted underneath, (unlike the Legionary decals which are opaque).   I’ve painted each unit’s shields a different colour.  If I buy more of this set I’ll have to pick up some of their decal sheets to mix things up a bit more.

If you are paying attention you’ll notice that six of these have yellow shields and two have green shields.  I’m an idiot.  What can I say.  I’m painting these to complete a half cohort that is already done.  The Warlord box comes with four command models, so the eight that were already completed had a commander already.  This batch should have been six troopers and the signifier and cornicen.  While not a problem, they are in the next group to get painted, poor attention to detail like that can cause me problems as I try to make my goal.
These are painted to my usual tabletop standard.  The only difference being a bit of highlighting on the faces which I don’t normally do, but will after this as I like the change it brings.  I really like the red, bronze and steel together.

Great work Aaron! Our group quite likes the 'Hail Caesar' system but we have not yet delved into the EIR period. Your stuff makes me seriously think about digging out my unpainted Foundry stuff and getting started.

These eight auxilaries will give Aaron 40 points. Nice job!

13 comments:

  1. Nicely done! The see through transfers worked well!

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  2. looking real nice a good bunch of figures

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  3. Great work and a period I always like to see
    Peace James

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  4. Very nice Roman's, the decals work well and add to the finish

    Ian

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  5. Great shields, these look excellent

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  6. Very nice work on these romans. The Warlord ones are definitely not my cup of tea but you made them look just right.

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  7. Looking great!

    I have their metal auxiliaries. Bought them a shortly before they released the plastic variety... Still miffed at the extra expense! ;-)

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  8. Great work Aaron!. I've got a few units of the plastic Aux's myself and like them. I do recommend replacing the plastic spears with metal ones as they don't hold up all that well on the table top.

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  9. Well done. The decals really make those troops. Nice work.

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  10. Really nice stuff, I like these a lot.

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