Marian Romans Gallery


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: August 15th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The second troop of Celtic cavalry for my Kings of War historical Marian Roman army. I put this one on an appropriately sized single base for easy of use. I tried to make the shields pretty nifty, and I copied one of the cavalry shields I used on my ancient British 15mm cavalry.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: August 15th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here's a close up of two of the cavalry warriors. In all honestly, I am quite frustrated with these figs; the soft detail on the horses is a major barrier for painting enjoyment for me. Also their faces are somewhat challenging for the same reason... I know there are some painters out there that can do wonders with these figs though. Still, I am happy with these ones.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: August 15th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The second two cavalry riders in close up. These guys should add the necessary punch to my Kings of War Historical Marian Roman army! I'm pretty happy with them.


Numidian Light Horse Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Numidian Light Horse Cavalry  -  Posted: August 8th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
A second element of Numidian light horse. Technically, this fits the bill for DBA, but I painted to make my previous DBA light horse element into a full Kings of War Historical Ancient Combat troop unit. I'm pretty happy with these conversions and the painting.


Numidian Light Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Numidian Light Cavalry  -  Posted: August 8th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The Numidian Light cavalry DBA elements joined to make a Kings of War Historical Ancient Combat troop unit of Light Cavalry. These guys are very effective in the game, and now that I have enough for a full troop, I don't have to use my centaurs to stand in anymore!


Numidian Javelin man from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Numidian Javelin man  -  Posted: August 8th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
A single Numidian javelin man ready for action. This one will bring my DBA element into the Kings of War Historical Ancient Combat action by making its footprint big enough to be a troop of skirmishers..


Numidian Javelin men from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Numidian Javelin men  -  Posted: August 8th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here are the javelin men together, making up their skirmisher troop unit for my Marian Roman army for Kings of War Historical Ancient Combat.


Numidian Slinger from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Numidian Slinger  -  Posted: August 8th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
A single Numidian slinger to bring the second DBA psiloi element up to size to use it as a troop of skirmishers for Kings of War Historical Ancient Combat.


Numidian Slingers from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Numidian Slingers  -  Posted: August 8th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here are all the slingers together, making up their skirmisher troop unit for my Marian Roman army for Kings of War Historical Ancient Combat.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: May 16th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
I'm getting the hang of building these figures, but they're still not perfect. The thing about WF figures is that at first they are difficult to paint, especially the horses, and I'm sure that they won't turn out well. But as the painting continues, they ook better and better... They are hard to paint though, because the details are somewhat shallow.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: May 16th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
I really like the character in the face of the guy on the left. These figures will either play the role of 3Cv or 2LH in DBA, or as part of a troop or regiment of celtic cavalry mercenaries in Kings of War historical ancient combat.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: May 16th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
A close up of the characterful face. While painting these I'm never sure if they will turn out, but in the end, I'm always satisfied.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: May 16th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
A close up of the icon bearer and commander. The details on the helmets and banner are quite good... Especially that helmet with the bird on it.


Celtic Cavalry from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Celtic Cavalry  -  Posted: May 16th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
A close up of the shield design on the banner bearer. Honestly, I didn't put as much effort as I could have into the shields.


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 21th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This is a character figure for my Roman Kings of War army. I decided to go with the German helmetless head on this one to salvage a headless body I had kicking around. Unfortunately, without the helmet it's tough to tell he's an officer... Oh well, I'm still happy with the character of the figure!


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 21th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Two legionaries to place beside the DBA general's element to expand that out into a troop of Romans, which can be combined with another troop to make a regiment. I am pretty happy with these guys, and the the freehand shields weren't that tedious either!


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 21th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This Roman Legionary troop breaks from the previous DBA-effected basing I'd been using previously. Since the DBA army was done, there was not need to split these guys. It's a big base, and I like it! More and more horses free-hand here. But it wasn't too tedious.


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 21th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The fifth legion cohort for my Romans. This brings me up to effectively half a legion... Or, if I field these as a century, then it brings me up to just over half of a cohort. I'v pretty happy with it.


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 14th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This base is the new DBA general's element, and the start of my fifth Roman regiment for KoWHAC. The shield designs are freehand, and interestingly I did them by mistake; I almost did a similar design for my other DBA elements, but decided it would be too much work! I forgot to consider that this time around... But I like the colours and design; it was worth the effort.


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 14th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
These two Roman are going to be used to expand the two DBA elements with the same shield design into a Kings of War regiment. They were easy enough to paint, but I still don't like that shield design all that much.


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 14th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Two more commant figs to expand the DBA elements into a regiment... I have four of these bases now.


Late Republican Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Late Republican Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: March 14th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here's the fourth Roman regiment, which is basically a cohort... or a half cohort... or whatever!


Ancient German Warriors from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Ancient German Warriors  -  Posted: March 7th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
More Germans! I bought some figures of a buddy and picked some of these up in the lot, which were great as they allowed me to expand my Germans into a Regiment for KoWHAC. Overall I am very happy with these figs. The Wargames Factory figs are actually very nice. This one even has a command in it! Also, since it's 60mm by 30mm, I could easily use it as a DDBA general's element.


Ancient German Warrior from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Ancient German Warrior  -  Posted: March 7th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This single guy is on a 40mm by 30mm base! Why? I will use it to expand my two DBA elements into a KoWHAC regiment! I gave the fig an arms spread wide pose to increase his presence! I'm happy with him and I like the fig.


Ancient Germans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Ancient Germans  -  Posted: March 7th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here are all the Germans formed up in a Regiment for some KoWHAC action. Note that the 40mm by 30mm base on the back left doubles as a Viking berzerker base to expand my berzerker DBA element into a KoWHAC troop unit for my future Viking KoWHAC supplement. Check out a detailed view of those guys in the swedish viking gallery.


Roman Cornicen and Signifer from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Cornicen and Signifer  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The first of a few 40mm by 30mm musician and banner bases to convert my DBA Marian Romans to Kings of War Regiments. These are extras I had left over from the pack of Wargames Factory figures that I used to build the DBA army a couple of years ago.


Roman Cornicen and Signifer from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Cornicen and Signifer  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Another command base. I was missing a single head, so I used a German head. I figured it could be a great 'out on campaign' sorta look for the guy. I really like the feel of it.


Roman Cornicen and Signifer from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Cornicen and Signifer  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This is a bit of a cheat, not new figures at all, but taken of the DBA Command element. I dismantled it, but i plan to replace it so I can keep the DBA army!


Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Along with the command figures previously, I needed another single 40mm by 30mm base to expand the two Roman DBA elements into a Kings of War regiment. Here are the first two with the branches on their shields to match their two DBA counter-part elements.


Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The second base of Legionaries. These match two different DBA elements...


Roman Legionaries from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionaries  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The third base of Legionaries to match the third set of DBA elements.


Roman Legionary Cohort from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionary Cohort  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here's the Roman regiment all mustered together. It's 100mm by 60mm and should fit the Kings of War regiment footprint nicely with only 12 figures. I'm happy with this one and the others!


Roman Legionary Cohort from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionary Cohort  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The second regoment or Legionaries. I will likely use these to represent an entire cohort, ten cohorts make a legion. However I could actually use these in a 2:1 or 1:1 representation of a Roman Century, which was made up of 80 men by building them out to be a full four or eight regiments... Whatever scale you want!


Roman Legionary Cohort from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionary Cohort  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The final cohort for this group... This all worked out well so far!


Roman Legionary from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Legionary  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The single Legionary is the first figure towards the final DBA element regiment expansion. After I finish the next three of these guys, I'll have four cohorts, or half a cohort depending on your preferred scale!


Marc Anthony from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marc Anthony  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Taken from the DBA Command element this is Marc Anthony and I'll use him as a hero for the Kings of War action!


Roman Aquilifer Standard Bearer from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Aquilifer Standard Bearer  -  Posted: February 28th, 2011  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Another one taken from the DBA Command element. This one will play the roll of the Aquilifer - the Legion's Eagle Bearer or Army Standard Bearer for Kings of War..


Ancient German Warriors from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Ancient German Warriors  -  Posted: February 9th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Some ancient German auxiliaries for my Romans here... Yes, I know they should probably be in Roman gear sans chain mail, but alas, I had them as they are and can't really use them for anything else, so here we are. We know that Germans of this period were indeed in the Roman armies, so I don't think it's too unrealistic. In any case, I am happy with the way these figs turned out for sure, although I went a little darker with the skin tome than usual and I am not sure if it worked perfectly... Overall, some nice figs from Wargames Factory!


Roman Centaurs from Wargames Factory, Games Workshop conversion painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Roman Centaurs  -  Posted: January 26th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory, Games Workshop conversion
After looking all over for some Roman centaurs, I couldn't find any; all the centaurs I could find were Greek! So, I used some Lord of the Rings Riders of Rohan horses and some Wargames Factory Romans to make these. I am extremely happy with how they turned out! With the possible exception of the shields, which although they were blended really don't look all that great in the photo. They will add a lot of character to my fantasy Roman army though!


Minerva, Roman Goddess from germes1968 painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Minerva, Roman Goddess  -  Posted: January 11th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: germes1968
Minerva, goddess of the warrior in Rome, among other things. She will be used as a camp for my Romans, being a statue, for when they are fielded as a DBA army. She will come to life though if I field this army as a Hordes of the Things Roman fantasy army. She is a nice figure... And I skimped on the base decorations (no sculpted flowers or olive branches) and simply put her on a rock. What goddess wouldn't get up on a giant rock given the opportunity? Pretty happy with her! No, the shield isn't freehand... She's so big - 54mm - that the detail was sculpted on!


Minerva, Roman Goddess from germes1968 painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Minerva, Roman Goddess  -  Posted: January 11th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: germes1968
This is a close up of the head. She's quite striking; the sculptor did an excellent job with her.


Minerva, Roman Goddess from germes1968 painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Minerva, Roman Goddess  -  Posted: January 11th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: germes1968
Here's Minerva with her Roman legionaries ready to march into battle! She's quite large, especially up on that rock! Surely no Roman Caesar or upstart general would stand against her!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
An image of the entire army arrayed for battle! It doesn't include all options for the II/49 Marian Roman DBA army, but there are twelve elements, which is enough to field the army. Overall, I am happy with the look of it.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This is the first of two elements that make up a legion that don't include a battle diarama, or any bloodied or otherwise dead or injured figures. I wanted to have at least one legion that was straight up the standard DBA/FoG element. These elements have a 60mm frontage, and so you can see that four figures can fit nicely on them. The elements have a 30mm depth, but you can see from the side view that there is some extra room back there that could easily be shaved off!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The second element of the legion with the yellow shields and the boar icon. I am not overly happy with the shield design to be honest. The boar sorta looks like a fluffy teddy bear or something :) Oh well, it's not terrible.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The third legion all ranked up. You can see that the figures, even though they are squished on bases with a 60mm frontage still line up well!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The first element of the fourth and final legion. Back to the dead theme, this one features a downed legionary. The #1 rule in a fight is that if you go down, it's unlikely that you will be getting up! Unfortunately, the dead guy makes this element look a little sparse, with apparently only three figures on it... Oh well, it get's the message across! Also, I was quite happy with this shield design. Originally it was going to be a scoprion motif, but after the failure of the boar motif, I thought the geometric patterns were the way to go for Roman shields.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This one was a fun element to do. The stab to the throat action worked pretty well, and I am pretty happy with the expression on the face of that poor soon-to-be-very-dead Roman Centurion there. For these elements I changed the skin tone, but also the blood recipe. I used a more purplish red, and started darker and I think it worked better overall.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The fourth and final legion for this Roman army! All lined up, I like the apparent action in it. Pretty happy with these two elements.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: January 4th, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
As promised, here is a top view of the element with the downed Roman that I posted back on November 9th. As you can see, the guy is down, but not out yet, and so that pilum pointed down towards him definitely has a purpose!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 15th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
These are Numidian light horse mercenaries for the Marian Romans. Wargames factory did a pretty good job with the figs, and they were pretty easy to paint up. Note that these started their life as foot and were converted to cavalry ( see the greens starting here). No decals were used. Overall, I like the figs, but not as much as I like their Roman figs...


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 15th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here is the first element of Numidian skirmishers. Some nice figures here, I went with a javelin and armour, including helmet and shield configuration. I am quite happy with these, especially the shields!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 15th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
I really like slingers, and so I went with the slingers for this last element of Numidian skirmishers. Overall I think the motion of the figures is pretty good, even though the arms and the slings were separate and glued together. Still, it is tough to put a fluid and natural look to figures that are so piece-meal... Still, I am quite happy with them!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 9th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This is the second element of Legionaries that I've finished, and it's shields match the first element of legionaries that I did. I did some hand to hand combat on this element, with the opposing Roman legionary about to take the sharp end of the pilum from his compromised position on the ground! I am pretty happy with the look overall, and the civil war theme works I think. Note the shields are all freehand except the shield of the downed legionary there, that's the LBMS decal that is included with the figures!... How does the freehand compare to the decal?


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 9th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
This is the third element of legionaries, note the new shield design; my plan is to do a single legion per two elements. Technically, four elements are about the size of a legion, but I wanted to paint more than two different legion shield designs, but not a different one for each element, so I figured two was a good compromise! I am very happy with this element, both painting and composition. The conversion there was super easy, and I think the plastic figs allow simple but realistic battle dioramas to be made! Kudos to Wargames Factory for these figs, and apparently this is their worst line!!! Believe it or not. As with the previous element, all the shields are freehand except the stabbed legionary, which is a decal from those included with the figs.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 9th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The fourth legionary element for the army. This one features all freehand shields and another with a soldier catching a pilum through his chest... This will be the last pilum impact figure I do for the army I think, but it works really well and animates the element. Overall I think the 'civil war' subtitle for the army is working very well!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 9th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
So, aside from being a civil war theme, I have a sub-sub theme for the army: freehand vs. decals! Bascially, each element with an enemy legionary soldier on it will have freehand shields on all figures except the enemy figure, which will have the LBMS decals. So, you can compare and contrast, and see what's better, freehand or decals! If my freehands 'win', then I promise to post hi-res pictures of all oy my shield designs so that all of you aspiring generals can download them and print them on to your own transfer paper and make your own decals with my freehand shield designs!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 9th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
So, as I said earlier, every two elements will represent a distinct legion. Here is the second legion I've painted formed up. Overall I really like the effect of the line, and I think the action bits on the elements really adds to the look! I am very happy with these.


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: November 9th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
Here's the first legion that I dod, made up of two elements. Again I am very happy with it!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: October 29th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
My blade general for my 'Civil War' themed Marian Roman DBA army in 28mm! Thanks to Wargames Factory's sale, myself and a few buddies picked up Marian Roman armies, and here's my general element! I wanted a commander other than old Julius. After considering it, I opted to convert one instead of buying one, and using an extra WF horse and command figure, this is what I came up with. It's based on Mark Anthony from the Osprey Philipi 42BCE book, but it meant to represent either Pompey or Brutus... Basically, any Roman commander who fought for the republic and against Ceasar's empire! Overall, I am excited to continue work on this project!


Marian Romans from Wargames Factory painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Marian Romans  -  Posted: October 29th, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Wargames Factory
The first element of proper republican Roman legionaries. Overall I am very happy with these figures. They are very easy to put together, super easy to make each one distinct from the others, and very simple to convert. On this element I did only a single conversion (the guy hit with the pilum, yes, a Roman hit with a Roman pilum! My favourite enemy of Rome was Rome itself!) and it was trivial, but produced quite a realistic effect I think. The shield design was stolen from a decal company's design, and it's spiffy, makes the unit look quite striking. Overall, this 'civil war' army should be fun to do! So for this one, the first lesson every Roman legionary should learn is: keep your shield up!