Hi, and happy new year everyone!
I have not been very active on the blog, but I managed to paint a little more at the end of 2017 and the first days of 2018, and I have been brave enough to paint horses (something I am usually afraid of :) ).
Last september, I showed the first rider of a unit of equites in this post. I added three more riders, so that I have an complete element, and the first rider of the command element - I will add a banner and a general.
Here you are the minis (Hät Late Roman Medium cavalry):
If you remember, I wanted to represent a western Late Roman army, so I chose a unit from the gallic command of the master of Horse in the roman army. This unit are the Equites Constantiani feroces, the ninth of the vexillationes comitatenses (i.e. a cavalry unit of the field army) in the Magister Equitum's cavalry roster (see Luke Ueda-Sarson's website for explanations about units listed in the Notitia Dignitatum).
Their shield pattern is as follow:
And this is how I painted it on oval shields:
These men are part of a regular unit, so they are well equipped, but not too uniformed and I tried to paint them with variants in color and equipment.
Hope you like them :)
Next unit very soon: the horse archers, or Equites sagittarii (this blog will soon become a Latin course !).