|African Infantry in front, Celts in the second group and Carthaginian cavalry bringing up the rear.|
Currently on the painting table are 16 Roman Hastati figures that will top up my Hastati to 32 figures (which is the size of one unit) These should be completed within the next day or two (I'm retired and the wife is out of town this weekend, so I have the whole house to myself, which equates to more painting time for me).
I'm not keen to start on any of the cavalry (I have 8 Romans and 8 Numidians to paint) because I have to do a lot of filing on the horse so that the rider will seat snuggly onto the horse. The HaT riders are not bow legged enough to fit on their horses. I also have to do a bit of drilling and pinning of figures onto the horses, which is time consuming. I have more elephants than I actual need now, having found the painted ones on eBay. For this project I don't mind using figures painted by other people because I seek "mass" in these armies.
So it looks like I had better prime more of my HaT Romans so that I have something to paint later in this week.
But wait! There is more. Here is a little preview of things to come:
Go ahead, talk amongst yourselves (as Linda Richmand would say) and feel free to leave some comments in the comment section below.