Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Monday, August 22, 2011

Favorite Figures: The Fall of the West 300 - 500 AD, Part 2

Here are some more of my favorite figures from the Late Roman Period:

Old Glory's King Arthur from their Arthur and his Knights pack. Something about the figure reminds me of a youthful, competent noble officer for the legions.

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that the Roman shield are all designs, including the above from the
Notitia Dignitatum (List of Offices), a valuable, historical source for how the Late Empire was organized.

From the same pack as Arthur is one of his "knights". This figure, to me, screams old wily veteran.

The shield pattern above is found on both Roman and Gothic shields. I took my time painting that shield.

Speaking of Arthur, all of the following figures (I think) are from Wargames Foundry's Age of Arthur Range:

Mounted Arthur. Lately this guy has been leading Western Barbarian Armies.

Saxon leaders. Both of them I use for leading my barbarian hordes.

I like how the figure is leaning on his shield.

Dismounted Arthur, Priest and Civilian.

Armored Musician from Foundry's Late Roman range.

This is a Frankish or Gothic mounted leader.

The figure above and below is from Foundry's Arthur range. Shield design from the Notitia Dignitatum.

1 comment:

  1. you're right about your choicse: good pose, good paint, good colours. I like them