The tough boys are riding into town! More Musketeer Miniatures madness! Well, I’ve planned to paint up a second unit of heavy cavalry for a while. When I finally decided that it was time for another order from Musketeer Miniatures the next step was to choose a proper shield design. I picked some books from my shelf, and there it was, the Warhammer Ancient Battles “Fall of the West” book. On its cover: Roman cavalry fighting Germans, painted by Michael Perry. I suddenly knew that I had to have this unit in 28mm. The depicted shields are associated with the “Scola gentilium seniorum”, as far as we know. However described I love the look of the shields.
Musketeer offers only three different armoured Roman cavalrymen (BillT, I need more!), so I pressed some Goths into service. They do not look very different, but I was not sure about two helmets, therefore I decapitated two Goths and gave them Roman helmets. The shields are not handpainted, I used some LBM transfers. Coming next is some poor bloody infantry to reinforce my Limitanei. Please stay tuned, but for now:
Merry Christmas, relax, paint and have a jolly good time with your loved ones,