Sunday, September 28, 2014

Warlord Games Auxilia - Ready to Help

Here they are based three-figures per 40mm squares. This is the basing for the modified version of Hail Caesar I've been using. It not only stretches the number of units a bit, but allows for easier basing. And once the battle begins no one seems to notice, or care, about how many figures are on a base.
And as far as these figures go, ranking them up for something like WAB would be pretty difficult thanks to their dynamic poses.
 I went ahead and re-based the Spanish Scutarii too. These were painted a couple of years ago - one of the first projects using the Minwax stain.

26 comments:

  1. Really nice work, Dean! Like the dynamic poses, too.

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    1. Thanks, JR. I like these guys better than the Legionnaires - which are a bit static compare to these. I would recommend this set if you're wanting to flesh out an EIR army. Best, Dean

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  2. Very nice Dean, just love the Scutarii

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    1. Thanks, Ray. I did those before I learned to dab off excess pools of the stain ;)! Best, Dean

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  3. Beautiful colors here - will definitely look amazing on the table!
    I'll have to check out that "Minwax Stain" thing...

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    1. Thanks, Soren. The block painting and staining is a quick and relatively painless way to get the rank and file out of the way. Not going to win any painting comps, but gets the job done ;)! Best, Dean

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  4. They do look great Dean! 3 figures per base really works well for figures in dynamic poses such as these.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I never liked rear ranks being hidden - particularly their shields. Best, Dean

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  5. Great Auxilia and Scutarii Dean! Three to a base works well.

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    1. Thanks; and with few exceptions - like Napoleonic line troops and phalanxes, most of my figures are now based three figs per 40mm square. Best, Dean

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  6. Excellent work. I've got a few units of these guys for my army. One thing I learned after a few trips back and forth to the tabletop is that the plastic spears break very easily so I've replaced most of them with metal ones.

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    1. Thanks, Miles. The plastic appeared to be pretty sturdy - so was a bit surprised one of the spears broke off during the Minwax brushing - although I was pretty rough. Best, Dean

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  7. Nice work! The basing looks great and the Scutari shields are terrific!

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    1. Thanks as always, Jonathan. Best, Dean

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  8. Looks great Dean! Can't wait to see them on the table at Enfilade!

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    1. Appreciate the visit and comment, Vic. Best, Dean

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  9. The auxiliaries are great, very energetically posed, and I particularly like those Spaniards. Excellent work all round, Dean!

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  10. Superb looking units as always Dean. I do love the style you paint up your figures in. Top job dude!

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  11. I prefer this style of basing for the period on the whole. It looks much more convincing with charging poses and as you say the miniatures go further too which is always a good thing.

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  12. Thanks, Gents! Appreciate your approval. Best, Dean

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  13. Excellent work. Love the bronze montefortino helmets and the painting on the scutum...or are those decals? Either way they look phenomenal.

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    1. Thanks! Shields decals were supplied - it's a clear transfer except for the wreath star and crescent - the shield background was painted. I did have to dab a bit of white to the crescent though - as it was bit muted. Best, Dean

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  14. Looking great! Still have the metal version to do, if I actually do them! ;-)

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  15. Wonderfull painted units!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  16. These are lovely, the lot of them! Cheers!

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