Ian sends us the first unit of his new15mm project: a Roman 'Dominate' army.
A great thing about the Challenge is the ability to get new projects off the ground and onto the table. I was given a Essex 15mm starter army by a ASL mate who was never going to paint it, that was about 18 months ago so I guess it's about time I started it and what better than the Legion's finest?
I bought the command figures at the Worlds this year as I wanted them not to just be the same old. But I don't actually have any command figures to boss round the army so need to pick up some of these before I can play with them.
This is just one basic battle group of six bases and I have prepped four of these but will have to wait till I get the correct Osprey (yes I bought the Principate one by mistake!) Also prepped is some of the Auxiliary and Bow troops which I plan to get done during the challenge as well.
Quite straight forward to paint really, and as you can see from the shields these are sponsored by Nike. Rebock of course have those in Britain covered. I have just started to use Tajima1 grass tufts and I have to say I will be buying some more of these when I get my next lot of funds
Great work Ian! The 'Nike/Reebok' comment made me laugh and I really like the red 'draco' - very cool.
This unit of Rome's finest will give Ian a base of 48 points but I'm adding another 6 for the nice clean work he did on the shields, so 52 points total. Well done!