Thursday, May 21, 2020

Warlord Games Imperial Roman Auxiliaries

An older set, but freshened up with a metal command group.
Painted these up using the usual block painting followed by Minwax staining method. Highlighting and touching up afterwards.
The wreath, star and moon shield decals have a clear backing so the basic shield color is your choice. I chose green to contrast the red and black shields I'll have for the Victrix Legionaries (once they eventually arrive - I'm hoping).
These sculpts are about 10 years old, but still very nice and paint up well. However, their dynamic poses make it a bit difficult to base them on a 40mm square; 3 figures per in open order is about the only way.
Next up are the scale-creep'd Victrix Armoured Gallic Warriors - again these are awaiting shield transfers direct from Victrix. Best wishes to you all for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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  1. Fantastic work Dean, cracking auxiliaries! I do find it annoying when figures in a unit are hard to rank up.

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Yes, It's surprising how 4 Napoleonics in more static poses can fit onto a 40mm square. I think the spears and swords outstretched make it difficult. Best regards, Dean

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  2. Splendid shields and wonderful paint job!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil! Best regards, Dean

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  3. Another great looking group, although I can see what you mean about the poses making it difficult to base.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Michael. Yes, it's mostly due to their outstretched arms with spears and swords that make it hard to base them. I can't see how one could base 4 of them onto a 40mm square. Kindest regards, Dean

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  4. They are a lovely unit Dean , once you get enough figures on the table a little scale variation isn’t too bad.

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Yes, agree about the use of slightly different scales on the table - once the battle begins no one really notices or cares about it. Kindest regards, Dean

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  5. Fantastic looking Auxiliaries Dean. I know you mean about figures not ranking up causing basing difficulties however, these look great and have a real sense of momentum about the bases.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks, Ross. These along with the previous Celt/Britons have such dynamic poses, I really have to forgive the difficulty of basing them. And, a plus is that due to the poses, the 3 figures do flesh out the base as well as say 4 more static posed figures. More bases = less figures to paint :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Wow! Looks great, Dean! They impress absolutely new models in active poses (and with an awesome paint) despite an outdated release :)

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry. I had this same set when they first came out; I sold them off years ago, and when I saw the metal command figures - I couldn't remember if the original set had them or not. A buddy confirmed they were indeed a new addition. An improvement to the set I have to say. Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Cool auxilaria! Dynamic poses look great!

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    1. Thanks, Sergey. The poses work well for Auxiliaries, I think. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal. Best regards, Dean

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  9. Splendid looking auxiliaries! Thanks for the heads up re basing and transfers as I've got a pile of these to do in the not so distant future!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I do like this set, with the caveat of basing requirements. Warmest regards, Dean

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  10. Beautifull units very well painted! Great job!

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    1. Thank you very much!Kindest regards, Dean

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  11. More lovely paint work on these Dean...not sure if I said this last time, but three per base look fine to me, and has the advantage of making the same number of figures go a bit further!

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    1. Thanks, Keith. Yes, 3 per, in this case certainly fills the bill. Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. Outstanding work, Dean! Is it weird not to have Enfilade this year?

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, great question. I've been attending Enfilade for a decade or so, and this is the first time missing it. Maybe next year will be even better as we're all so bummed missing it. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Neil. Kind regards, Dean

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  14. These look so fabulous Dean! Great job on them all!

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting and your kind words, Simon. Best regards, Dean

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  15. Everything about these Romans is outstanding. The shield transfers came out extremely well.

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    1. Thanks so much, Peter. Kind regards, Dean

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  16. Lovely work ... painting and decals look great.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and kind words! Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks Christopher. Kindest regards, Dean

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  18. Lovely stuff Dean! That command stand really stands out!

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