Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Rome built in a day!
Well, in putting the finishing touches on my Strike Force Commander game, I recruited Drew & Bob to help me playtest Period 1 Ancient/Medieval.
We kicked some ideas around, and I think it was Bob who suggested Imperial Rome. Drew wanted to play some dirty Gauls and Bob wanted to have his scheming Praetorians. That left me to split the difference and have some veteran Legionaries and their Auxilia who were the remaining survivors of a Praetorian betrayal, and a Gaul slaughterfest.
We were going to start a 99 AD Strike Force Commander campaign, but alas, one of us hasn't painted his troops....and its not me or Drew!
We bought the Warlord Games plastics and were very pleased. I opened my box of Roman Veterans and my half box from the Auxilia plastics Bob & I split. I was armed with a can of Dark Tone dip from the Army Painter. I was resolved that I would get all 11 models I wanted to build for my strike force done in one day.
I started at 8am on a Saturday. I spent more time painting the team than I realized I needed to since the dip takes care of all the shading nuances. I finished painting and applied my last decal about 8 hours later.
I dipped the lot of them and had to wait 24 hours to finish the bases. Factoring out the cure time, my total time for 11 models from start to finish was about 12 hours. My Rome in a day! Or is that Dei? heh heh
I highly recommend the Warlord models and the Army Painter dip. These are gaming pieces and not art pieces, and all told, they look great on the board. Here they are: