Thursday, 1 January 2015

On the Painting Tray: January 2015

First of all, a happy New Year to all and sundry. For me, this year begins with the need to base another Roman legion. Once that is out of the way, I'll do a final reckoning of the numbers for 2014. My immediate jobs after that will be some Roman cavalry to go with the legions and a C-in-C stand for the same army. Then I'll do some minor things that have been niggling for a while: a dozen Parthian camelphracts and a couple of Indian elephants for Hydaspes.

The longer term is determined by the needs of the campaign. I want to finish off my North African army, and for that I'll need another couple of large infantry units; a load of light infantry; and some skirmish javelinmen. The main job for this year, though, will be an Early German army. I saw a beautiful paint job using Old Glory figs on the web sometime last year. They had all-white shields, and the few clothes they had were earth tones and greens, apart from the wealthy dudes. I'm going to go with that, although I will use transfers by LBMS for the shields. I'll also use Old Glory - I do like their Germans and Gauls, although the latter will come some time in the future. Graham at the club has Germans, although they are really for the Marcomannic Wars; I feel the need to supplement them for the earlier period. Besides, we will probably need loads for the Cimbric migration. Once I get this lot out of my system, I'll probably paint the rest of the legions. Lots of Roman civil wars are on the distant horizon...


  1. Good plans there! Can't fault them at all :) All the best for 2015!

    1. Cheers, Aaron - I hope 2015 is a good year for you too.