Dux Bellorum Romano-British

I got the first few bases of my Romano-British army for Dux Bellorum finished off today, so i thought id post some pics. the miniatures are all from the Pendraken 10mm late roman range. they are absolutely brilliant figures to paint, they have great detail and depth with lots of posing variations, just what you want at this scale.

i went with 10mm for Dux because i wanted individual detail and characters to stand out but i also wanted the bases to have a scenic feel. for me the combination of these two elements really capture the flavor of  dark age heroic combat. you have the crush of the shield wall combined with the named hero pushing through ready to do deeds the bards will sing of (possibly I’ve been reading to much Bernard Cornwall). you all so get all the other great 10mm benefits, quick painting and a good size army on a not to big table, being just two of them.

so we have two stands of Ordinary shielded wall based on 60mm by 30mm and one Base of ordinary riders mounted on a 60 by 40mm base to give them a bit of extra depth.

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About benjaminwalton

I'm a 27 year old wargamer originally from Pendock Worcestershire. I now live in Kingston and work as an architect in Teddington lock. I've been in to wargaming since I was about 9, starting with airfix and revell plastic figures then moving on to games workshop. I'm now manly in to historical naval gaming but I'll play whatever looks like good fun.

4 responses to “Dux Bellorum Romano-British”

  1. SAROE says :

    I’d take it easier on the rock piles on the bases unless they serve some function with the rules (i.e. one pile per combat dice or somesuch). That left hand base on the header pic should be forming up behind the rocks. And looks like bad ground for the cav to be in.

    Other than that (admittedly silly point) they look good. I’ve tried painting 10mm, it’s just beyond my ability/eyesight to handle. Looking forward to see the rest. Get to painting.

    • benjaminwalton says :

      Yup I take your point, I think I might have gone a we bit over board with the rocks on the bases. I was aiming for a Welsh Marches or Cumbrian hill side effect, two parts of the world that do have piles of rocks lying about. But not as frequently as I’ve added them 🙂

  2. Jonathan says :

    These look fantastic! I really like the shields and your bases. I’m looking forward to seeing more on your blog….

    • benjaminwalton says :

      Thanks for the compliment. I think it easier doing shields free hand at this scale as they end up being more indicative of the design than really detailed, I would be lost doing 28mm free hand. I really like the look of your Carthaginians by the way, really inspiring stuff. Think I’ll have to get me some of that GW basing texture.

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