Monday, 3 January 2011

Furor Teutonicus!

These Foundry and Black Tree Ancient German figures were painted for me by Nick Speller, who certainly did a fine job!  He paints irregulars far better than I can.  I based them.  All the pictures are clickable.
 

Of course, they'll only be seen from behind, when advancing!

Here are their leaders, Silo and Italicus.

This old man, shaking his fist, is my favourite figure...

 ...but I also really like the big guy, front and centre here.

Thanks Nick!

11 comments:

Consul said...

Love the flowers on the base and fantastic figures!

The flowers almost make it look a little too happy, if you know what I mean. Especially as some blood is about to be spilt!

Eddie.

Thanos said...

You paint well mate, really well!!!
You caught me now, I am a follower!!!
T.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Nice looking bunch warriors.

Cheers
Christopher

Anonymous said...

Can I ask that you stop posting pics of Germans, especially ones with nice paint and base jobs.

Its making me want to get some.

ZeroTwentythree said...

Great looking figures. I love how well the BTD & Foundry figures mix.

And I agree with the above comments, you bases are amazing.

Gabriele C. said...

Those are cool. But Italicus - as in Arminius' nephew who became king of the Cherusci for a short time?

Paul, you could build them a Limes fort to attack. :)

BigRedBat said...

Hi Gabrielle, I was thinking of Sido and Italicus who supported Vespasian's faction in the year of the four Emperors.

A limes fort might be fun...

I've just agreed with my mate Dr Simon to a big expansion of our German forces over the next year.

Gabriele C. said...

A big German army would be fun. You could stage the siege of Castra Vetera, or the Varus battle and Idistaviso (I think I'll get the posts about that one up until you got your big, bad Germans ready, and maybe even the novel version of it). Though we'd need some warriors who still use bits or Roman armour/weapons since several tribes served as numeri or even auxiliary (in case of Arminius' Cherusci) in the Roman army prior to the disaster of the Teutoburg Forest.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Gabriele, I do aspire to a unit in mixed Roman/German gear; would need some conversions, though. Perhaps later in the year...

Gabriele C. said...

It may prove difficult to do en miniature but something like the Batavian helmet found in Gelduba (Krefeld-Gellep) should be fun. The guy decided he was no longer a Roman auxiliary but a Batavian, took off the neck and cheek protections of his helmet, wrapped the brim with a strap of leather and added some feathers and a weasel fur as decorations. I'll have to dig out my pics of the replica I've seen when meeting a reenactment group in the APX in Xanten.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Gabriele, yes I know exactly what you mean, I've seen it on Romanarmy.net. I modelled a few similar helmets in my Batavian cohort, with strips of Pine Martyn fur. I didn't manage to sculpt the feathers, though.

Some Renegade celts have helmets that convert quite nicely to give a similar look, and they are what I'm planning to use when I get around to it...