Saturday, 21 November 2020

15mm Republican Roman Cavalry

 The Republican Romans did not have much cavalry, and six elements' worth are enough to cover most variants of the army lists over this period:











While keeping the shields the same to give them that regular appearance, I gave them a variety of cloak colours to mix things up a little:





















As with the rest of the army, the figures are all Xyston and are a mix of sword-armed and javelin-armed poses:





















I have another four or five command stands to complete along with half a dozen Italian allied cavalry, which will give me all the required variations:











Next in line however are some anti-elephant wagons, for something a little different. I'm hoping to have the Romans completely finished over the next few weeks, and am already looking forward to getting stuck into a fresh project as the Romans have become a bit of slog. I have around forty or so armies in the pile, and am leaning toward a 28mm Renaissance Cossack army to oppose the Turks I completed the year before last, or a 15mm Teutonic medieval army which I am confident will get some table time next year. Either way, it will be nice to start something new.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, you sure can paint 15s, Lawrence! Lovely cavalry. Digging into something new is always a treat.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Yes, the feeling at the beginning of each new project is definitely one of the highs of the hobby for me.

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  2. These are another nice batch of figures Lawrence. FORTY unpainted armies - I would be lucky if if have forty unpainted FIGURES! Must be a great feeling to have so much lead sitting there just waiting for your attention - I am very envious!

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    1. Thanks Keith. There is enough to keep me going there for certain, and I purchased many while I was living in the UK to save on postage down the track, but it has also got to the point where it is a little overwhelming if I think about it too much.

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  3. Very nice job on the gorgeous Xyston miniatures!

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  4. Fine looking Roman cavalry, and , as you said... you don't need many! :-)

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    1. Thanks Peter. Yes, it doesn't take long to assemble and paint the Roman cavalry arm!

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  5. Lovely looking cavalry! Renaissance cossacks sound fun too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain. Yes, I'm leaning toward those, as it would be nice to get stuck into some 28mm figures again.

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  6. Forty unpainted armies...I thought my place was the centre of gravity of the world, but I now know it is in Queensland!

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    1. Yes, it has probably got a little out of control, but I will definitely be curtailing any future purchases as, even if I retired tomorrow, I don't think I'll have enough time left ahead of me to complete them all. The other thing I have come to realise is that by the time I get to some of them, there will potentially be nicer and shinier versions of the same thing available on the market, a lot of them having been purchased when I lived in the UK the second time around in the early 2000's because postage wasn't an obstacle. We arrived with a suitcase each and I can vaguely recall we ended up sending twenty packing boxes back to Australia when we left.

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  7. I always admire you "Crazy-eyed" painters who paint so many details on such a tiny models!! Excellent!

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    1. Thanks Biblicrafts. Your work on slightly larger figures is always something to enjoy.

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