Saturday, April 25, 2009

Praetorians Redux!

This is a second unit of Gripping Beast EIR Praetorian miniatures with LBMS shield transfers, and they are based for WAB. The Primus Pilus has joined the front rank.
Both units of Praetorians together...last stand.

This is what happens when you put colour besides white on the shield face you are going to put the transfer on. My advice is to follow Mr. Hales' instructions to the letter.

Friday, April 17, 2009


These are all Gripping Beast miniatures and they are based for WAB. I should say that I don't know for sure the provenance of the standard. A Tribune has picked up a shield and pushed his way to the front rank, no doubt emulating the glorius Julius Caesar. I quite like the way red and blue work together. I am embarking on a red and blue phase without any doubt. It could last for years. If I'm lucky.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gripping Beast EIR Praetorians

With Little Big Man Studios shield transfers. Hopefully I'll have a full unit shot by this weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Early Imperial Roman Auxiliary Cavalry

Here are 2 units of auxiliary cavalry, one of 8 (Gripping Beast) and one of 10 (Newline Designs). These look a lot better than the pictures would show them - albeit they are no more than a decent tabletop standard - but my photography is suddenly execrable. It's the light, I know, but time is short. I had these finished a while ago, but then decided to paint and flock up the GW modular hill and then had to fix up a variety of other terrain pieces I might use with them, and then life intervened.

First the Gripping Beast. The shields with cast javelins are from the Essex Dacian range I believe. Very nice.

These are the Newline Designs cavalry. I like these a lot, and a lot more than I thought I would. I have many Newline Designs figures in ye olde pile of lead, including a couple of armies (Ancient Indian and New Kingdom Egyptians) along with bags of the new Dark Ages ranges.