venerdì 3 giugno 2016

Late imperial roman 28mm - infantry

One of my favourite historical period is the Roman military history of the late Empire. I painted an army for Dbmm in 15mm but the scale I prefer is 28mm.

Unfortunately I started the project to paint Roman legionaries one year ago and the Gripping Beast decided to sell 28mm plastic soldier only in April so I modified their anglo-saxon miniatures mixing them with those-ones of the Foundry.



I prepared four groups of miles with their commanders and draco/signifer







On contrary of my 15mm Late Roman Empire I used Gripping Beast decals for the shields because I have not a so great painter to draw Notitia Dignitatum shield schemes. 

I painted also some Roman archers




Below other pictures more detailed









Two Foundry miniatures are equipped with plumbatae (from the Latin plumbum, "lead" but that in this case their meaning is "[dart] with weight in lead" - source wikipedia).




This kind of dart was typical of Late Imperial warfare and had an heavy effect against enemies mixed with archers and lances.

After the II Century Roman units started to use draco as signa.





I painted also some new commanders for my cohorts ...




 

... and a group of Goths to use as allies






And finally some pictures of command groups and  one of the bucinatores





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