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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Saturday, 13 October 2012

What did the Romans ever do for us!

Hi gents,

Love them or hate them the Romans have given us plenty.But when it comes to collecting it gives me a problem to many different eras.I have a late republic army I want a late Roman army and not sure I can resist an early imperial army at some time in the future. Then a few weeks back these 3rd century Romans were transferred to the Anderson Collection via Saxon Dog. bloody Romans!.
Roman Command by Dave Imre

Barbarians by James Roach
I live quite near the Antonine wall were some of this kind of action took place.
Dave did a good amount of casualties on the bases which I really like.
Transfers on the shields cut down on the brush work.
I think the cataphracts are by brian Philips another great painter.

Phil Olley painted chariot fits the scene well.
I woundn,t like to be in that front line.
A close up of the action
Cavalry coming to save the day.
I am painting hussite foot today so back to that now.
Thanks for having a look.
Willie
 
 

33 comments:

  1. Great looking collection of Romans - and Barbarians. Quite the dilemma about different looks on the Romans - that's what happens when an empire last so long; not to mention the earlier incarnation as a Republic. Best, Dean

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  2. So, did SD paint these? Looks like his style. Great stuff as always.

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    1. Not Sd as far as I am aware but agree style the same!

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  3. Very cool! Loving the A&As, that is a great range. And James does great plaid!

    Cheers, Simon

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    1. There are nice Simon, but you will always be the man when it comes to Rome!

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  4. I am amazed at the size, quality and variety of your collection. Eye candy all the way.

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    1. Cheers Pat,I was over on your blog today great stuff. I should have put a link up the other day! http://www.blogger.com/profile/06621423467123295954

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    1. Thanks for the comment good to see you blogging again!.I also painted some French legionaires this week!

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  6. Impressive! I love those black shields on the equites!
    Cheers
    paul

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  7. Another beautiful group of mini-fighters...nose-to-nose and toe-to-toe, in your face fighting!

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    1. Thanks Jay!
      Thats quite a collection of sculpts you've done there!!The flying pigs the best imho.

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  8. Great bunch of figures Willie. Lovely paintwork.

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  9. There is so much here to admire. Love the black shields, love the cataphracts, love the Gauls. In short, love it all!

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    1. Thanks Monty love those hungarians on the blog!

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  10. Great stuff, Willie. Notwithstanding the number of different painters, the collection really gels together.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. Thanks Giles I think when based the same you can get away with it.
      Well done on the dixon figures you really made a good job of them!

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  11. Bloody...and beautiful romans! So realistic that the smell of blood reaches us, great work!

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    1. Thanks Phil I have really enjoyed seeing your ottoman collection over the last month!

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    1. Thanks Michael great work on the Bishop may get one myself!

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    1. Thanks Christoper! thats a great looking paint job on theose Irish!

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  14. Willie,

    Great looking stuff as ever.

    Who makes the Roman cavalry in the photo at the bottom of your post?

    Raglan

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    1. Sorry Raglan don't know I will ask Dave when I see him next and let you know!
      Best wishes
      Willie

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  15. Impressive collection. And spectacular work. congratulations

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  16. I have recently made a not so little purchase with A&A Miniatures and these will be on the list for winter 2012-13.

    Raglan

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  17. The Romans look great willie...you have one fine collection

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  18. Romans and Barbarians look fantastic! Great work!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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