Friday, June 24, 2011

Rome - Roman triarius during the punic wars

Rome: Roman triarius during the punic wars
Figure: Xyston
Scale: 15mm

So I just did it again.
Other projects are still waiting to be finished and I can´t wait to start a new one. An old matter that surely everybody knows.

Today has been the last day of my holidays. The holiday started with my birthday and I got some very good books from my wife. One of these books is "Hail Caesar". It´s great and looks fantastic.
I also got "some" Xyston-Romans, too. I guess they are about 70 figures.

But I had no time to paint them during the holidays because the day after my birthday we started a trip to Sardinia for one week. Inspired by the history of this island, the figures and the new book I wasn´t able to keen on my other projects. I just had to paint at least one of these superb miniatures.

This panit-job was done today and this is one of my first painted 15mm-figures ever (I´ve only painted two prussians of the SYW and one macedonian Hoplite in this scale before).

The plan is to get an army for Armati so that I can send the Romans against the army of Carthago that has been built up by one of my friends. As you all know - Carthago lost all wars against Rome in the end (I´m sorry for that, ACW-Lover, but this will happen again).

But I´ll try to mix the paint-job with my projects left. Whenever I´m bored by painting the same uniform (maybe after 5-6 figures) I´ll work on the other project for a while.


  1. I well understand the desire to move around on projects.:-)

    I just ordered Hail Caesar and I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Nice job on the Roman!


  2. Hi Chris,
    The book is really fantastic. It's very good to read and the photos are wonderful. You'll enjoy it.
    I just finished another roman legionary today. Unfortunately work starts again on monday. I guess that will get my painting slower. :(
    The next photos on my blog will be a finished.