Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Roman Triarii

Here are the last units of Romans proper.  These are four units of triarii, comprising 32 figures.  All figures are Aventine, and these are some of the more beautiful sculpts I have seen from Aventine.  The sculptor has given these men a variety of heavy armor which includes breastplates, pectoral plates, and mail.  They also have leather armor under the metal, and many figures wear two greaves.  The triarii are the heaviest of heavy infantry, and these figures look the part.

Shield transfers are Little Big Men, and I had some trouble with these.  Usually the plastic just peels right off the transfers, but on many transfers, I had a tough time getting the plastic sheet off.  The yellow transfers were the hardest, and in many cases the sticker underneath tore rather than separated.  I think I did a decent job hiding the damage, but it was a pain.

Tomorrow I will have the last of the Roman foot soldiers, the Italian allies.


  1. Fantastic to look at.

    What will you do with yourself as you finish this World Class project?

  2. Monty, I think I will take a little break from painting! :-)