Friday, 23 October 2009

15mm Early Imperial Romans (4): Lights and Wacky Things

When all is said every DBA army needs is light troops. Obviously suffering from a bit of a chill by the way in which they are hugging their cloaks here are some slingers:

Camp followers, who at a push could double as a Psilio.

Then there is the odds and sods variants that cover all those little tweaks of campaign history. Archers (nice for shooting horses) and a Warband (divide and conquer amongst the enemy tribes as is the Roman way):

There is also the definitive models which mark the DBA army's technology. For the Roman, for me at least, it is the Scorpion artillery piece:

Then there is the plain "wacky" which makes you wonder 'why' - but you still find yourself drawn to paint it. The "tortoise" .. can I use it as a camp? From the front it is impressive:

From the side, it needs a little more protection :(

Remember I did it because it was there. All in all that is my Early Imperial Roman lot! Whew!!! I don't think I'll ever make it to a DBM or Fields of Glory Army list with the Romans.


tim said...

Camp!? HELL! You need to find some way of having that in your front line! IT's WAY too cool!!

Warlord Games makes a resin Testudo - I've been trying to figure out a way I could include it in my roman army... the problem is I have a feeling it's a bit more than a 60mm frontage...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

lol thanks Tim :)

I have been trying to figure out the answer to same question myself

The closest I get is a siege operation whereby the Romans have to batter down some gates

Watch this space (long-term idea, be patient)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I'm trying to remember who had a Testudo as part of their HoTT army, calling it a Behemoth.

I thought that was quite an innovative way of thinking.

They should be one of the Bloggers I follow (see right)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

In fact was it not yourself?

tim said...

Mmmmm... nope..?

I might have THOUGHT about it, but I don't actually have one... and I don't think I've posted anything about it on my blog... unless it was a side comment about what I could add to my Early Imperial Roman DBA army to make it a HOTT army.

Or perhaps it was one of the suggestions in the comments when I was asking what I could add to a Roman army to make it a bit more fantastical for HOTT. Yeah, that sort of rings a bell...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Now I am confused.

The HoTT "Testudo" comment came with a link to a 25mm partially finished Warlords Games one, in "blue" (if my memory serves me correctly)? Does that match up?

Darn the Internet, without a bookmark you cannot find what you once saw, make too many bookmarks and you only see the last ten :(