In thinking of ways to get me blogging more regularly (is blogging a lost art in the age of social media? Discuss), I was going to start a regular Weekend Work in Progress Feature, but now it’s Monday evening, so I missed that deadline. In my defence, it was a bit of a lost weekend, as I started feeling crummy on Saturday morning, By Saturday night I’d shoved the nasty little wand up my nose and gotten my first ever positive COVID test. Gradually started feeling better today, just not a lot of energy, a dry cough, and a distinct lack of appetite. Glad I got the jab and the boosters, I’d hate to think what I’d feel like without them.
Here’s a batch of 28mm Victrix Roman Early Imperial cavalry, about half done. As I think I mentioned in my last post, the SYW get the maximum effort from my brushes, but these chaps will just get wargames standard from the three foot rule. I do however want to put some work into getting the horses right.
I am realizing how shockingly ignorant I am of Things Romani and keep asking my mate James for help with niggling details like what colour should this officer’s crest be?
I also realize that other than the fight scene at the start of the film Gladiator, I know precious little about Roman cavalry, their organization, tactics and employment. I know that each legion had an attached group of cavalry, and I imagine they would be engaged in scouting, escorting supply convoys, line of communications stuff, and so on. I’m sure I’ll learn more as this project progresses and grateful for any pointers in the comments.
Cheers and blessings to your brushes!