Perhaps the people who copied the Notitia Dignitatum just coloured the metal boss, but maybe they didn't, all the copies showed a coloured boss, anyway it looks OK from a distance I shrugged.
The more I stared and supped my cider I knew it was not right, but the unit was finished, why muck it up now, I tried to concentrate on The Walking Dead but my eyes were still drawn to the shields. Nope, I have to paint them yellow. Job done.
No still not right, there was no blue circle now, but who would know, I would know and how could I expect them to fight if their shields were missing the blue circle, I could see them routing for the table edge looking accusingly at me. I would have to paint the blue circle. Job done.
Not quite, when picking these troops off the movement tray I usually touch the shields and the new boss was not varnished, so what, would it matter, yes it bloody would, I couldn't take the chance of the unvarnished paint rubbing off, so head down again.
Repainted, revarnished and back on the movement tray, phew, now I can relax, and if they dare run they are in trouble.