Friday, 8 January 2016

Light Artillery for the Twelfth

I think that's it for the Romans, I have just completed two stands of 'light' artillery to join the large siege ballistae in the baggage train. Someone asked Keith at Aventine to do manuballistae and he did, he also recommends they be used the same as Scorpio's which suits me fine as it puts a talking point and an unusual one at that on the table. I have put three to a base as that is what is recommended in War and Conquest as a crew. I think if you were hit by one of these you would know it.

The photographs are not terrific but we have not had natural light here in the North for many a week and today is no different.

I am now at work on the Saxon rally point which I should have done by the end of the weekend after that I am going to up those Dark Age units as I have already received the figures from Saxon Miniatures along with some more transfers from LBMS. It should not take too long to do this so I may help my son with his Western Franks with the spare painting time.

I have sent off another map project for the author to check, it is 20+ maps of the Western Desert campaigns and terrain, I have tried to put a bit more thought into these maps, a bit more design and I am pleased so far.


  1. I've never heard of a manuballistae??? They do look like they'd give a bit of a kick?? Great looking maps too George!

    1. I hadn't either until I looked at the Aventine range, I had perhaps hoped for 'crossbow' Roman skirmishers, but that was pushing it. I believe one was dug up near Carlisle. My map skills are improving but at the same time I have to do what the client wants.