The Empire spearmen  -  Posted: October 12, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Games Workshop
For some time I have been telling anyone who will listen that I want to do diorama bases. The mutli-figure bases required for DBA and HotT, along with the basing concept from Mantic's Kings of War rules really provide an opportunity to do diorama bases for gaming... They take a little extra work of course. My 28mm Romans were my first real attempt at the idea, and here's the next attempt! This diorama is intended to expose the dangers of marching on the battle field. You know, the double move that many games allow, that would have been devastating for units if they were charged or received fire. Well, this unlucky group is about to learn how bad it can be. This diorama intends to capture the first few arrows from the first deadly volley... It is moments after those first few arrows struck, and moments before the rest of the volley lands. I would say the unit is done for; they should have brought some shields at least! Also, I experimented with a brighter yellow on one of the figures, can you spot it?