David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occasional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Velites for the Allied Italian Legion

 The final three bases of figures complete the work on the figures for the Allied Italian Legion in my Republican Roman army. These twelve figures will represent the Velites of the Legion and were another part of my recent acquisition from fellow gamer David. There are no specific shield transfers from LBM for the Etruscan range from Aventine Miniatures, so I made do with spare Roman shield transfers bar one which I fudged up by cutting part from a hoplon shield transfer! 

Currently under the brush are four more figures from the same source to bring the Velites of Legio VI up to strength. When they are done it will likely be "down brushes" then until after the festivities.  Having said that, it just remains for me to wish you  Happy Christmas (Boris et al permitting of course) and a Happy and Safe New Year!


  1. Very impressive display, David! Happy holidays to you!

  2. Another lovely unit David and a very Merry Xmas to you and yours!

  3. Just cannot have enough Romans. Have a great Christmas as much as we are allowed anyway, and a Happy New Year.

  4. Yet another lovely unit David...
    For someone who say he doesn’t like painting white, you have done a splendid job on this force...

    Have a safe and happy Xmas and New Year...
    All the best. Aly

    1. White? Red? I hate them equally! Happy Christmas Aly!

  5. A fine finish to the Allied legion there Mr. B.

    Have as splendid a Christmas has you can and let's hope for a better 2021.

  6. Another great addition to a very fine collection David! Merry Christmas!


  7. Looking good David a splendid army has taken shape over the year. I fear we will still have to wait a while for their first action but I’m sure it will be good when it comes. Have a very merry Christmas ....Boris et al are doing their level best to mess it up but I refuse to be beaten down 😀

  8. Smashing! Merry Christmas to you too and Better New Year!