Painting the Numidians–Part 1

P1000987 I started to prepare the Numidians for painting. The first task was to sort the army out again. As I was going to try some, for me, new painting techniques, I also decided that I should try a dry run of the figures to see how they would look when based.

I figure it is better to muck around with that now rather than later. First off for testing was the cavalry.

P1000988 The Numidian horse is mostly light horse. Originally I was planning on using 3 x 6mm figures for each 15mm figure. However, looking at a base with that many figures on, it seems that it is too many. I shuffled a few things around and tried 2 x 6mm figures for each 15mm figure.

The base on the left is with 6 figures, on the right, four. The one on the right looks more like skirmishing cavalry so Light Horse will now be four figures per base.

3Cv Originally I had planned on 3 times the 15mm figures for 6mm for the cavalry. I tested both 8 and 10 figures per base for the 3Cv bases and both look OK. I’m inclined to us 8, 9 or 10 figures for the 3Cv bases. Even with 8 figures to a base the 3Cv will look a lot more dense than the Light Horse.

Basing is therefore planned. The figures were cleaned and prepared for painting. Some where glued to tongue depressors and the rest to their bases. They were then undercoated in flat black paint. I will cover the painting of these in the future.

2 thoughts on “Painting the Numidians–Part 1

  1. Anthony 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    While I appreciate the dedication to wargaming 😉 It is Friday night…WTF? ;-



  2. thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Oh – I can see you teach Computer Science … it was, in fact, Saturday … and now it is Sunday 😛


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