25 January 2013

Dux Britanniarum: Romano British Elites

Here is my 6th submission to the Painting Challenge, and the start of my Romano-British force. All Gripping Beast figures, I got the starter box for Xmas and they are nice figures. I probably could of spent more time selecting figures and I know other manufacturers carry figures for this era. For my SAGA Andalusian warband, I ended up spending hours on the internet and bought them from 3 different manufacturers.

One thing I really enjoyed here is the red and white colour scheme. I started with the elites as I was impatient to do the banner. The first photos are of my Tribune with his standard as well as his two Decurios. I also painted my champion and he is the one running into battle. I was very pleased how they all came out.
I also have painted a unit of Commanipulares. These are the elite fighters of my Romano British force. Happy with how these have come out as well. I used LBMS shield transfers, the shields were all quite different in size so they are all heavily over-painted.
Here they are in the Warbases UK movement stand. The British are allowed to fight in a shield wall, so this is the start.
 A couple of more photos, just 5 more units to go!