Thursday, September 13, 2018

Livestock Raid

Somewhere to the north of the roman military frontier in the territory of the Pretentiates tribe....

At a small settlement, the local bard is trying out his latest composition on the chickens and ducks....
 Meanwhile the livestock is being brought back to the settlement ...
A group of warriors from the Nasturces tribe appear, they are after the livestock. They run towards the animals whooping and shouting - spooking the cattle slightly... two of the escort try to hold them off....
 The attacking group of the Nasturces has been held off but more come into view ...
they close in on the livestock, their herders and escort
the herders manage to move the animals forward as the escort hold off the raiding warriors ...
the raiding warriors get very close to the animals ....
but the escort gets the upper hand over the raiders and keep them at bay ...a couple of raiders try to drive off the goats ...
but have to turn to deal with some warriors who have come out to help from the settlement ....
the escort is still holding back the other raiders ....
one of the raiders attempts to attack the cow herder, who as the warrior rushes in, dodges and with a well aimed blow of his herding stick knocks him out cold...
the remaining raiders are now being dealt with, a couple escape but the rest are cut down ...
the animals are brought back to the safety of the settlement ....

Friday, August 31, 2018

slowly slowly ...

things are ticking over slowly on this project...

not much left in my stash of bits ...
 the gallic cavalry additions are at least primed and the horses painted ....
a pile of roman civilians, stallholders and stalls await the paint brush .....

Friday, June 22, 2018

gallic cavalry additions - WIP

finished the intial conversion work for some extra gallic cavalry; only enough bits and horses for four figures...
need to tidy up some of the green stuff bits ....

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Roman Army ...

the roman army assembled on the table ..... nice to see it all together ....








Sunday, June 10, 2018

Something to tinker with ...

A sort of the remainder of spares box yielded some spare horse and riders, plus a few shields. Enough to make up four more cavalry figures for the Gauls.

I had to hack two riders about a bit to fit on two spare Italeri Fabbri horses, the other should be a simple assembly and detail job.
Need to make good and fill in with green stuff etc ....

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Auxiliary Cohort ...

finally got round to painting up the last unit of auxiliaries (converted Italeri romans see http://romansgohome.blogspot.com/2018/01/final-tweak-to-auxiliaries-wip.html)

The unit has arrived at Botulinum after a tour of duty on the northern military frontier. They have been turned out on to the parade ground for an inspection ....


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The legionaries are on the march ...

The detachment of the legion had left their headquarters at Condimentium and are marching to take up quarters in Botulinum - it is hoped their presence may quell the local unrest among the gallic tribes.