Friday, June 22, 2012

3 Legions ranked up

Every project should start with a good deal of planning. Upstream planning prevents downstream headaches, like discovering your army is too small or the troop mix is not quite what you need.  In case you haven't noticed, I'm lecturing myself.

When I painted up my Mid Republican Romans in January, I went small. I was eager to move on and paint my  Pontics so I quit the Romans early. As my Pontic army grew, I realized I needed to circle back and buff up my Romans so that they could be the equal of the Pontics on the field of battle.  Smack in the middle of my other projects, I stopped to order up and paint Triarii, more Hastati, Pricipes and Velites so I could field 3 large legions in Impetus. The upside is, they do look sharp all massed up!  Corinth, bar the gates.  The boys are back in town!

Firemonkeyboy posted photos of his excellent command stands for his Impetus army.  The rules don't require them but I liked the look enough that I did the same. Like the Romans used to say, in for a Solidus, in for a Denarius!

Roman camp, 3 legions and now command stands...I declare the Roman project finito. And we'll exit to the exquisite harmonies of Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson singing "Roam." Seriously, there isn't a lot of Roman themed pop music that I could think of so this will have to do.


  1. Very nice minias and pictures !!!

    Best regards Michael

  2. Some great armies!
    My favourite is the first one, for the colours...

  3. Hi really good paint work, but a mid republican will never be finished, missing some change bases for playing in other rules, allies, more options etc..... .;-)


    thefrenchjester " mid republican addict"

  4. Nice work, Monty - I really like the command stands.

  5. All ready to carve out an empire! Excellent!

  6. Great painting Monty, and thanks for my favourite B52's track as well, its so much better than Love Shack!!

  7. Lovely!!! Nice choice of colour schemes.

  8. Great looking army!! Nice song as it brings back some memories.


  9. Thanks all for the feedback and I'm glad I found a "hit" with the B-52s. I'm reading Ghosts of Cannae for my summer vacation book and I never grow bored of the Romans. So it's probably true that this is a project which never quite ends!

  10. Very nice.....colours are great. Can never have enough legions as a Roman.