Wednesday, 9 September 2009

King Tewdric of Gwent



I finally managed to take some photographs of the latest unit to be completed. This unit was inspired by the Arthur Trilogy written by Bernard Cornwell. In his books he describes the army of Gwent led by King Tewdric as wearing Roman style uniforms with russett cloaks and helmet plumes and a Bull's Head symbol on their shields. When I bought these figures I couldn't find any infantry with cloaks so went with Romano/British figures from Gripping Beast. I've since found that Foundry do a very nice Late Roman unit with cloaks and ordered these during the recent "20% off" promotion, these will eventually form a second Cohort.



The figures were painted with Vallejo paints, the shields were done with Veni, Vidi, Vici transfers that have been repainted and highlighted and the banner is from Little Big Men Studios.

In Warhammer this unit will count as a unit of Pedes with full command.

I'm already well into the next unit and hope to get some pictures posted soon.

In the meantime I present King Tewdric and the 1st Cohort of the Legion of Gwent:









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