I have enjoyed Blue Moon's Civil War and Napoleonic figures so much, I though I would see how their ancients look. These are from packs 15RAE-115 "Roman Legionaries Command" and 15RAE-117 "Roman Legionaries Advancing with Gladius."
The bases are the standard DBx heavy infantry bases, 40mm frontage and 15mm depth. Although these figures are larger than most (17mm from sole to eye), they fit comfortably on the bases.
I really like these figures, and I have wanted to seriously game Caesar's Gallic Wars for a long time. I have no idea what rules I would use with 15mm figures, but these are nice enough to tempt me. I picked up some Gauls in the same order. If look as good with paint on them as these do, I may have to start scouting out rules.
Those look great! Very nicely done! I love Blue Moon's stuff.ReplyDelete
Those are fantastic! As for rules, why not pen your own?ReplyDelete
I may have to, Jon. No ancients rules are making me happy lately, except CCA.ReplyDelete
They look great. The free hand on the shields is amazing. How long did it take to paint just the shields? Do the shields come attached?ReplyDelete
I'd go with CCA - why not?ReplyDelete
Excellent figures, and a wonderful paint job!
Personally as a 25mm -40mm chap- I rate these highly. I have 25mm figs in my collection trhat are not this good I can see an army or two appearing,ReplyDelete
For myself I'll use Tactica- which despite its failings I like a lot oh and FYI the shields are separate.
They look nice enough to be 28mm figures. Well done.ReplyDelete
For rules can I suggest having a look at Avgvstvs to Avrelian, which although written to cover the early-middle Imperial Romans could be easily used for the Late Republics wars:
Admittedly I did have a hand in their development but I do know that we did look very closely at the sources for the Late Republic so they did have an influence on the development of the rules.
BM seem to be emerging as a dominant player on the market. Good stuff at good value.ReplyDelete
Wonderful shieldwork! I was wondering what BM's ancients looked like. After you paint them, top notch is the answer!ReplyDelete