Okay, I robbed Maximus' line from Gladiator for my title, but it sounds cool. When I last left you I promised Romans. Well here they are - or at least four units of legionnaires. A few months back I got a wild hair to paint up some ancients. As I quickly found out with my 25mm ACW project, you can't paint just a few. With there being a pretty good variety of Romans on the market, I decided to go with early imperial (some of my fellow wargamers will disagree, but I think the opening battle sequence in Gladiator is outstanding). I proceeded to place healthy orders for several packs of OG 15s and Corvus Belli. All in all I probably ordered more than needed (all told I will have 11 units of legionnaires, 4 units of auxilla, 4 units of archers and 4 units of cavalry. I have found these to be a bit more tedious than I thought, but fun to paint. I am basing them to work with DBA rules, but as long as I own them they will probably only see Hail Caesar play.
After completing 3 units of archers I will probably jump back to my ACW project for a while. Keep an eye out for some homemade hedgerows I made last year.