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Next Up: Republic Romans

This summer I will be returning to a favored project which I was satisfied with:  The Roman Republic.  This linchpin of the period fights with or against a host of opponents:  Carthage, Spain, Samnites, Etruscans and Greek/Macedonians.  First up is a box of Agema Republic Romans.  The delicately sculpted figures provide a full division of Roman warriors with 2 Hastati, 2 Principes and 1 Triarii.  Assembly was smooth, but I wish that they had provided a neck socket instead of a flat join between head and body.

 

 

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Saxon Troops

More Saxon troops.  I believe the figures are all by Gripping Beast.

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Anyone familiar with this guy?   Its a promo figure from Gripping Beast (?) that I picked up in an ebay lot.

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Saxon Huscarls

A unit of Saxon Huscarls by Saxon Miniatures.   Lovely figures with lots of character, the figures scale well with Gripping Beast.

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Norman Knights

“New” style Norman Knights from Foundry.  The figures display a few sculpting flaws (rough faces, sword hilts missaligned with scabards), but nothing that stops the figures from taking their place on the table top.

Foundry Norman Knights

The ground work on the figures features grass tufts from Gamers Grass.  I rather like the tufts, the clumps are well formed, distinct and sturdy.  Tufts I’ve used in the past were thin and arranged like a spider’s web on the contact paper.

Gamer Grass

 

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Crusader Leaders

A pair of Crusader leaders.  On the left is a Perry Brothers 1st Crusade figure from the command set.  On the right is a Trent Miniatures figure (listed as King John (Bareheaded), painted in Hospitaller black and white.

The green & red shield is painted using Foundry paints.  I picked up a small number of bottles off of Ebay and rather like the very opaque coverage the line provides.

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FireForge Foot Sergants

A full box of FireForge infantry assembled as 1 unit (24) of Hospitaller Spearmen and 1 unit (24) of Crossbowmen. A variety of colors were used in the painting of these units, I wanted to avoid any strict pattern to support the dirty and mercenary background of these troops.

Fire Forge Spearmen

Fire Forge Crossbowmen

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Arab Heavy Cavalry 2

Mostly Old Glory with a few Perry to round out the unit to 12.

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Arab Heavy Cavalry

Arab Heavy Cavalry.  Figures are mostly Musketeer with a few MDS, and one Artizan Moor, with a Perry Brothers figure as a division leader.

Paint plan follows my standard Berber pattern.
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Perry Hospitaller Unit

A full unit of Perry Brothers Hospitallers.

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The command figures and paint plan were previously posted here.

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Norman Spearmen & Bowmen

Norman Spearmen 2 Norman Spearman 1 Norman Bowmen

Figures by BTD, Crusader and Gripping Beast.

Paint plan for the bowmen include:

Plague Brown (Vallejo) with Yellowed Bone (Reaper) highlight

Highland Moss (R) with Khaki (V) highlights

Prussian Blue (V) with French Mir. Blue (V) highlights

 

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