I have been gaming since school, moving from historical figures gaming through role playing and back again. I decided to Blog after being persuaded by some friends that it's time I joined the digital age properly. The plan is to showcase various goings-on in my gaming life and keep it updated as much as I possibly can, barring work and real life.
Finished just in time to fight Romans on Tuesday. Figures by Companion Miniatures, and shield transfers by Little Big Men Studios.
These have turned out completely unlike the image I had in mind. I had always thought of Iberians as quite clean and almost pretty, the kind of lovely figures produced by the likes of Crusader Miniatures or 1st Corps.
As soon as I saw these guys, I knew they wouldn't be like that. There is an incredible variety of types of headgear and armour, and each type comes with four poses. Two are variations on men throwing their spears, and two of guys carrying them.
I think they look nasty rather than pretty, and I can imagine why they were so capable of giving the Romans a really hard time. Just to reinforce the point, I gave some of them captured Roman legionary shields with the same design I used for my Latin legions. Originally, I was intending to use a range of off-white colours for the tunics, but when I saw the armour types I decided to stick with basic whites to tie them all in.
There are four 48-figure units, massed together for the final photo above. It took me two months to get this lot together, which is probably twice as many as I would normally paint in that timescale. I have never painted these types before, and I must say that I really enjoyed them - completely different from phalangites or Romans. Having said that, I need a bit of a break before returning to this army, so it will be some early medieval command stands next, I think.