Wednesday, May 23, 2012
WIP: Numidian Cavalry - 30mm Flats
Work in progress here. Long progress, if we can call it that. Test painted a few of these in 2009 and went no further at the time. I've been inspired by Harry Pearson's excellent new Parum Pugna ancients blog to go back and finish this set of Scholtz (Berliner Zinnfiguren) flats. They're a unit of 17 castings, 8 each in two ranks as shown plus an officer.
Sets of flats seem to come in three varieties: great engravings not particuarly suited to make a wargames unit of, lesser engravings but a good wargames unit, and a set that combines both virtues. I'd put these solidly in the second category. As historical Numidians go they have some quirks, but for a Tony Bath inspired light cavalry unit, just the ticket.
At any rate, I'm nearly halfway through now, compromising somewhat on the painting style to speed things up. I'm gloss coating and plan to base them, any suggestions on the frontage per figure ?