Readers of this blog will remember that I bought five Old Glory 15mm Field of Glory armies last month. Since they arrived, they're all I've painted. This is the second army I've finished, the Roman army of the Second Punic War. Now I have a matched set of painted armies, and I can fight out Hannibal's battles in Italy.
I painted my Romans to look very uniform. Each unit has a distinct color scheme, and each figure in the unit matches that scheme. The only exception are the Italian allies, who I gave a more motley appearance. Roman skirmishers wear unbleached linen, but the rest of the Romans wear a madder red military tunic. Those Romans who have capes are wearing the mustard brown cloak of the soldier. The generals, of course, get their distinctive red cloaks. I took special care with the shields in this army, trying to capture that Roman look.
The principes are very nice figures, and with their eagle shield designs, they have that classic "Roman soldier" look.
The army's elite infantry, the triari get purple plumes and blue shields. Old Glory includes enough wire for spears. Indeed, they include enough to make these spears half as long again. I cut the spears to an 8' scale height.
I've really enjoyed painting these two armies. The Old Glory figures are well designed and detailed enough to reward careful painting.
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