It has been a long time since I had some painted figures to show off. These hastati took two weeks to paint, but I think they are worth the wait.
With my Field of Glory Carthaginian army done, I return now to the Romans. I already have one unit of cavalry, one unit of Italian allies, and one general stand done. Now I'm starting in on the bulk of the army, Rome's heavy infantry.
The last time I painted a Roman army for the Punic Wars, I used Old Glory and based them for Warhammer Ancient Battles. The Old Glory figures are fine little sculpts, but I wanted a little better for my FoG army and went with Crusader for all the infantry. I bought Little Big Men Studios shield transfers for all the infantry, sticking with white as the primary shield color. Bases are from Litko.
I wasn't happy with the unit standards that Crusader includes with their command packs, so I've emailed Old Glory and offered to buy some of the animal totems that they included with their range. Unit those replacements arrive, my Roman standard bearers will have bare poles.