Friday, 28 March 2014

A commander at last …

The next six weeks promise to be very busy, work-wise, so I am trying to make some progress with my miniatures. I am on a mission to clear my polystyrene work bench before beginning my next units. This will be good for my soul …

The kneeling legionaries will form the front rank for my next centuria … I have blocked in the main colours for all 24 figures, but decided to finish the first 12 … I have just glued the scuta on. The castings were a bit disappointing, but the worst is now hidden behind said scuta. The overall impression will be fine, I think.

As I mentioned in my last post, I discovered that Turranius Priscus, a prefects castorum (Camp Prefect), commanded a vexellation of Legio VI Ferrata during the siege of Jerusalem. He is now based with a mounted tribune.

Work in progress: Warlord Games’ kneeling legionaries with their primus pilus on the left – a spirited little chap soon to be named Titus Antonius Secundus.
Work in progress: Hail Turranius Priscus … the fellow on the right.