Saturday, January 2, 2021

6mm Roman auxilliaries

Back before Xmas, I picked up a bunch of Baccus 6mm figures that a local guy was looking to get rid of. As these things often go, turns out he's a friend of an old acquaintance in BC and bought them from another acquaintance in NF.

I mostly bought these on a lark because I was running low on stuff to paint and hadn't done any 6mm painting in close to 10 years (and I thought another lockdown was looming). Turns out, my eyes are way crappier than they were back in the day! The result, though is good enough for me.

I based these on one-inch squares. Most rule sets can be played in base-widths these days. And, looking at Bruce's recents efforts, two small bases means you can represent (left to right below), line, column or square/entrenched.

I'd forgotten how fast 6mm can go. There are 192 figures in these 16 bases and they only took a few hours to paint. I have a fair number of Romans and then some hairys to get to over the next few months.


fireymonkeyboy said...

Ooh, I'll be watching this project develop with some interest.

DeanM said...

Very nice. Must try out this scale someday.

tim said...

Nice! Is there a specific game you are painting these for?

Bob Barnetson said...

No specific rules in mind. This was more of a painting project bought on a lark (good deal).