First of all, I wish you a happy new year!
For the first day of 2023, let me show you my Early Imperial Roman (or EIR) army, based for DBA, then L'Art de la Guerre in the near future (my son just offered the V4 of the rules for Christmas, I must ready to play soon).
As the old readers of this blog know, I'm not fond of basing figures. I used to cut my own bases in cardboard boxes, which revealed two problems:
- the cut was irregular, the result was not always very nice with almost trapezoidal bases :D
- the bases used to twist with time, I had to rebase some old units
So I was looking for a better way, and after a brief search on the web, I discovered that several companies were proposing some MDF bases (and movement trays as well). Sarissa Precision has a very wide range of bases, I could find what I needed for 1/72 or 20mm figures: 60x20mm for heavy infantry, 60x30mm for medium and light infantry, 60x40mm for cavalry, etc...
I bought a lot of them (for I have several armies to base), and as soon as I received the package, I used the newly painted Imperial Romans as a test, and here you are the result:
Some of you may recognize some of the figures that have been already displayed in older posts (the auxiliary archers, the ESCI legionaries, one or two legionaries and auxilia from the 2020 advent calendar), but most figures have been painted these last months.
You might also object that I didn't follow the DBA list to the letter. That is true, but all elements exist in the DBM list, so let's say that it is a regional interpretation ;-)
All shields are hand painted (they're not as good as transfers, but I like my method).
Hope you like them :)
Better pictures to come when the bases are complete - the Reflex gives a better result, but you know that already.