Monday, March 17, 2014

Modern gaming pics

Some selected pics from the weekend games full report on my ww2 & modern blog 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quarta Italica

Quarta IIII Italica only has one real references to its existence and  a number of vague references; 

the raising of  novae Italicae suae ( a new Italica legion, next in line would be IIII Italica)  raised by Serverus Alexander in Transpadana (Cisalpine Gaul) sometime between 222 to 230, presumably for the Campaign in Sassanid Persia and returning for the Alamannic invasion of Gaul.

During this period Gaius Lulius Verus Maximinu(commonly known as Maximinus Thrax as he was likely born in Thrace)  was appointed a tribune in the IV Italica.  

The next reference is when Maximinus  made his bid for the purple he referred to the Italica legion as his legion, and finally at Aquileia shortly before the death of  Maximinus and his sons.

The only certain reference is in the Notitia Dignitatum, when it appears as a pseudocomitatensis unit under the command of the Magister Militum per Orientem .

I have used Crusader miniatures for the Quarta Italica, like most of my pseudocomitatensis units they are unarmoured. My Roman army is almost complete two more units to go and I am done!


Notitia Dignitatum

Monday, February 10, 2014

Alemanni CL infantry

Finished some Alemanni CL infantry, I could also use them as Germanic allies for my Romans, all hand painted shields.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Italian M13/40

Off the desk before Cancon so it could be sold with my Bolt action Italians a company B model that went together easily. I decided it was not smart to start another scale for ww2, and I am not that impresssed with the Bolt action rules so selling off all of my purchases in the coming weeks.


Fuedal Scottish Spear

Off the desk this week also some of Claymore Castings very fine Scottish and English feudal ranges for the 1400s. I have selected from the range figures that would step back to at least 1280s for Edwards first campaign, also at a pinch 1264 for my Lewes project. The only reason they were not posted up earlier is that I had no spears to fit them  out! They are based for impetus with purple flowers or perhaps thistles.........


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Heavy Metal WOTR Knights

Off the bench something I have been meaning to do for some time my heavy WOTR knights, I was spurred on to finish these lads when the “Guild Wargamers” had a heavy metal competition.

These fine figures are from the Front Rank Range, and have been sitting around for probably 5 years some party painted (the metal work at least), I got them out on the weekend, after making a decision at Cancon to re-base my WOTR army to impetus. I finished the standard bearer and standard off this afternoon as I am away on business for the rest of the week. The standard belongs to Willam FitzAlan the 16th Earl of Arundel.

Two more Knight units to come, one is on the table at the moment and may get done by the weekend, but they are slotted behind some other medieval figs for my Feudal army. So in the coming months expect a deluge of archers and bills as I re-base each unit. My liveried foot knights and standards especially need some work to be completed. I may even need to buy and paint some more figs to increase my army to 300-350 points at least!



Sassanid Elephant

The first of my Sassanid elephants, this one is from old glory with A & A archer in the howdah. I am yet to use any elephants in Impetus and I am looking forward to it…….just a little bit!