However, this year, once again the premier task was the dual Roman DBA armies. (see:previous post)
With the outside in mind, I do not do my usual painting method but white primer and splash on the colours without too much concern with total neatness knowing the wash will (hopefully) cover any indiscretions. Crouched over a folding table and chair, speed of application was the goal. With the time needed to complete their basing terrain included, it took me about 9 minutes per figure from "raw lead to ready-to-game"
The miniatures are mostly Old Glory Caesarian Romans with some other unknown types used for the auxiliary troops that were gained from trades. The DBA rules armies are wonderfully small and so only a few Old Glory packs are needed - these being found in the bargain bin at the local hobby store!
|Roman Civil War! I painted both armies at the same time.|
|The "General" stand for one of the armies|
|close up of the Old Glory models|
|All DBA armies consist of 12 elements. I varied the composition for these Roman armies by having one with its General mounted as cavalry.|
|I say two armies and painted at the same time but how do I distinguish them? From the photo, can you tell?|
|This picture shows a clearer contrast in the color of the edge of the bases. One army in brown the other in black. Obvious if told and so useful in a head-to-head game but not so contrasting if wanting to double size the force.|
I have yet to game with this army nor indeed the previous "summertime armies" I have done. Truth be told they may suffer the fate of several of my collections to be ever in a box -grin-
For many fun in the sun is on a beach. My version is painting armies and enjoying my hobby.