Saturday, December 28, 2013

Painting Challenge V - The last of the auxiliary infantry

Yet another entry into the painting challenge.  I grouped two batches together to the burden on Curt.  These are the Cohors V Gallorum, one of the many Auxiliary Cohorts in Britannia.  These guys are pretty much the same as the last two cohorts except that they have green shields instead of yellow or white.  Very creative.

Roman Auxiliaries
V Gallorum, ready for battle.

These guys were quick to paint up, probably because this is the third unit of them I've done.  I converted the champion to have a spear instead of a sword but otherwise these guys are straight out of the box.

Roman auxiliaries
The champion.
The unit is sixteen strong, just like the other infantry cohorts in the army.  This is due to my decision to use the round skirmish bases and the War of the Ring movement trays.

Roman auxiliaries
I painted this model with Bronze scale mail, just to make it different.
Two of the command models are for the yellow shield auxiliaries, due to my not paying attention on the last batch and grabbing too many rank and file troops when I was finishing up the other unit.

Roman auxiliaries
The Vexilarius and Cornicen.
I am pleased with how the green shields came out.

The rank and file troopers.
These are the last of the infantry for my army.  I have twelve cavalry left to paint, and three command stands but those three will have to wait until after the challenge, since I already started them.  I want to add some more cohorts of legionaries to bring the II Legion up to full strength, but that can be done in dribs and drabs over the next year. 

12 comments:

  1. Nice work! You are really ripping through the Roman Auxilia.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Almost done with the Romans now. Then it's on to unfamiliar waters, and work, which will both slow things down a bit. I'll have to get a group shot when I'm done with the last bits.

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    1. Thanks Loki. Nice to hear coming from you.

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  3. Very nice indeed, loving the Romans

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. This is the army that drew me into historical gaming, so I'm really happy to have them where they are today.

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  4. These are nicely striking and really bring a different look to the rest of the army. I'm looking forward to a group shot once you get a chance. I've also been pushing my way through the painting side of things and it just makes the whole experience much nicer once you have some colours on the table.

    Each time I check out your blog I get the temptation to move into ancients gaming. At the moment though I have to be strong and stay with my new Bolt Action gaming experience. Hail Caesar will have to wait :-)

    All the best

    Pete

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    1. Thanks Pete. I couldn't agree more about how much better the experience is with painted minis. Ancients are awesome, but a much bigger proposition than Bolt Action. When I got into historical gaming it was really the EIR that drew me in, though there are so many other periods of history that I can't wait to collect as well.

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  5. PS: I like the change of colour and pose for the leader. That's a good touch :-)

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