Monday, 2 July 2018

Polybian Romans to be based for TTS

Roman Commanders who will be seeking new campaigns


Well its now time to get cracking.


I have contemplated getting these lovely lads out and re-basing for To The Strongest for quite some time however I have a tendency to be distracted!  Who would think that we wargamers lose focus as we do?








The existing lads await a date with the some water to loosen their basing

These chaps have been painted and waiting in a box to be called upon to defend the Republic for close to fifteen years!

What to do with the Triari...

In TTS the Triari are a small hoplite unit...

...so I am contemplating basing them like this on a 90mm wide stand rather than my standard 120mm


Quite a few to sort through

A quick look at the lists and the figures I have reveal that I made need a few more of the Old Glory 25mm Triari figures.  I have to say that though Old Glory can at times be a little bit hit and miss, they are well priced and their ancient figures seem to be the very best of the lot.


These particular Republican Romans/Polybians are absolutely top shelf sculpts.


If anyone has a few spare figures in the OG Triari range please let me know as I would be keen to buy them off you.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, so many beautiful units, love the hoplites!

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    1. Thanks Phil. Yes the Triari look fantastic and are a really good sculpt.

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  2. You don't want to keep these gems in the box for too long! Happy basing Carlo.

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    1. Absolutely James. I will keep you posted on the outcome mate.

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  3. In a box for so long? Figures as lovely as that.

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    1. It is quite a flogging offence Paul I would venture that. Great to see them about to get a nice run now though.

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    1. Yes Nathan you absolutely do. Just ordered in my 6mm tufts and am getting ready as soon as Steve gets me some suitable bases.

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  5. Gorgeous figures, getting better with age until the right moment arrives to base them!
    Best Iain

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    1. Like a fine cabernet sauvignon Iain!

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  6. I find that once OG figs are painted and up on the base, they work just fine.

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    1. Absolutely correct FBM - they do paint up very well, especially in the ancients range.

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  7. Looks great Carlo, just been using some Polybians myself for ADLG, great fun :)

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    1. Now that is interesting Mark. Have you posted any pictures of them on your excellent blog yet? What does the ADLG rule set acronym stand for?

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  8. ADLG = Art de L'Guerre, popular set of rules now, especially for competitive play.

    Your Romans are looking very fine, Carlo!

    About those Triarii... well, it just so happens that I have 30 Old Glory Triarii (and 20 Polybian Command) on hand, and have literally just started to paint them (just the armor done). There are more than I need, but I had them, so what the heck! :-) I would gladly let you have a few for the cost of postage. Drop me a line (Gonsalvo AT aol DOT com).

    Peter

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    1. You are a true gentlemen Peter.

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    2. Looks like I'll have to wait until next week to put them in the mail - too much last minute Historicon preparation!

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    3. Too easy Peter - it’s greatly appreciated. Enjoy the big show!

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  9. Ugh, rebasing is so much work. Good luck!
    Figures look great though. Better check the equipment on those guys who spent 15 years in a box; I’m sure they’ve grown quite lazy and not had proper inspections. 😀

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    1. Thanks again Stew - yes it can be a nightmare however I have rebased so often it now is far easier. The key is white glue and never araldite for fixing figures to bases. Also never steel or tin but knifeable MDF.

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  10. Great looking figures - most worthy of the rebasing effort. Love the false Corinthian helmet too!

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    1. They really have gotten this range right Dean and they OG figures do paint up very well.

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