Friday, April 12, 2013

1/72 Roman light foot troops

Today the last batch of the Strelet's Imperial Roman Velites is dry enough to photograph. These guys will be used as light troops in Commands and Colors Ancients Imperial Roman expansion.

There are 16 guys in four poses. Most are throwing (or have just thrown) javelins. Not sure why all of these imperial Romans are wearing pelts (Punic Wars re-enactors?) but what can you do? A couple of really flat poses but all told this box is a real boon for gamers--lots of light troops in multiples of four and no completely useless poses.

Up next: I have some Roman cavalry underway and am cutting and assembling a bunch of Roman auxilia off the sprue. Since more snow is forecast this weekend, I hope to make some progress. There is also club night coming up on Tuesday.


Paul´s Bods said...

Excellent painting!
A lot of People don´t like the look of Strelets figs but when painted like this they can see what they are missing. Your idea to create an army just using strelets is a good one.

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks Paul. I'm not a great painter but I think you can create quite a passable army out of these guys--you just have to stay with Strelets through it. Fortunately, their ranges are alive and growing.