|Scipio Africanus and his proteges observe the growing threat of Hannibal.|
John Jenkins Designs 60mm Republican Romans.
The Romans have been watching the recruiting and training of Hannibal's army with great interest. The Senate has sent Scipio ( he hasn't acquired the name "Africanus" yet) to Hispania to observe the Carthaginian siege of Saguntum. The Senate prepares to declare war on Carthage and start the Second Punic War.
I finished painting 16 Roman Triarii a couple of days ago, adding to the 16 Hastatii that were the first Punic Wars figures in this project that I painted.
|My first HaT Triarii figures. Alas, only 16 of them rather than 32 figures.|
|Painted samples of two Roman Triarii on the left and one Velite skirmisher on the right.|
One of the Triarii figures is "converted with paint", using a Hastatii figure and painting chain mail over his red tunic.
Can you spot the ersatz Triarii figure?
I need to find a way to increase this new Triarii unit from 16 to 32 figures. I found another 8 figures from a trading forum, bringing the unit up to 24 figures. The remaining 8 figures that I require will likely have to be conversions using some of the HaT Hastatii figures. I have "converted with paint" one Hastatus figure by painting part of his tunic black and then spotting it with a metallic color to give it the appearance of chain mail. I think that when I mix in the conversions that they will not be noticeable.
Another of my blog followers found two boxes of HaT Triarii and that is enough figures to make a second unit. Thank you my friend.
Raw Roman recruits (say that ten times in a row) line up as they await their new uniforms. These are all Hastatii.
|HaT Roman Hastatii are lined up in formation. These are all Hastii figures, wearing only an iron breast plate for protection. Since each box of figures contains four different poses, I grouped the poses into four units, all having the same pose.|
I leave you with several pictures of the John Jenkins Designs Republican Roman Triarii figures. These are actually 60mm figures.
|Triarii shield wall.|
|Scipio seems quite pleased with this maniple.|
John Jenkins Designs.