Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Favorite Figures: Fall of the West 300 - 500 AD Part 3

Late Roman period favorites - only Infantry this time!

A Saxon/Frankish/Gothic/Whatever Barbarian Lord with his comitatus. The helmet of the leader is based on a Saxon helmet found in England.


The armored comitatus are from Foundry's Frank or Saxon Noble Warriors blister pack. The musician and leader are from the Frank or Saxon Command and Characters pack. The standard bearer is from the Dark Age Arthurian or Romano British King Arthur and Champions pack (Whew! That's a mouthful.)



Senior Officer and Standard bearer from the Late Roman Infantry command pack.



Here is another Roman officer from the same pack.


What would the Late Roman period without lots of barbarians? Foundry's range allows a good mix and match to give the impression of a war band. Doing the barbarian figures takes a little longer as I wanted all of the shields and clothing to be different.

The standard bearer with the Draco is a conversion. I drilled a hole through the hand for the shield and inserted the Draco. The hand looks ugly, but it was covered up when I added the shield.



Roman Infantry. Not sure if that tunic color was ever worn in battle but there is a mosaic showing German "guard" infantry wearing a similar color.



You now what I say,"You can never have enough barbarians."


Well that's all for now. Time to watch the Empire fade into the sunset . . .


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