Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Did a bit more painting yesterday between the chores from the wife as I had the day off work, (car washing, lawn mowing etc) so the unit of Principes is slowing progressing. A bit of highlighting, army painter followed by final highlights and wolla!!, oh yeah and the shields. Mmmm also basing and flocking,......... maybe a have a while to go yet!!

Anyway, during a short break from the painting I decided to see which figures to use as my Triarii. These are Renegade Principes miniatures also but differed from the above principes by having feathers in the helmets. The actual Triarii figures from Renegade are all in the kneeling pose and that didnt suit me.

I had to bend their arms to hold the thrusting spears upright otherwise they were all in a throwing pose. Only one poor chap came a cropper and lost his arm. The thrusting spears are from Gripping Beast out of a Carthaginian box. (Just wondering if I should use steel spears instead of lead)
Not sure whether to make them 12 or 16 strong as yet. Any thoughts? All the principes and hastati have 12.