I have chopped and changed my plans more than I can remember. Whether it has been because of basing or ruleset preferences or just an expansion of how many figures I want in the units, I am forever dredging through my boxes of figures trying to remember why I bought this set or that set. I am planning on using this workshop blog to plan my future projects and have to-do lists to help me remember and keep me on track of what's going on.
Currently the focus is on Lost Battles, namely aiming to finish units to field the scenarios listed in the book. The format for 60mm wide bases is; 8 figures to heavy foot, 4 light foot, 3 heavy horse, 2 light horse. So for Lost Battles; 32 figures for levy infantry, 16 for average, 8 for veterans, 12 levy horse, 6 for average and 3 for veterans (will have to be 2 or 4 for light horse). For elephants I will probably use 1 animal (2 if I have enough) and 2 bases of light foot. However when I do a unit I try to do 32 figures regardless so that each unit is 4 bases in a 2x2 formation for no particular reason, I just like the look and had based some on 60mm x 40mm bases and just ran with it. Space is becoming an issue so I think I am going to focus on Hellenistic units.
The list below is what is left to do for the battles and will be deleted when completed and hopefully photographed and posted on the main blog. For reasons mentioned above some units will end up being proxied and not neccesarily the 'nationality' mentioned in brackets.
cleaning : Trimming, adding spears and mounting ready to paint
panting : Waiting to be sprayed or paint undercoated up until they are ready to receive basing material
basing : start of basing to the point of being ready to photograph if necessary.
ZAMA, 202 BC
1 AHI (1 Ligurian) unarmoured soldiers in tunics and montefortino helmet & gallic shields
1 AEL african elephants
1 AEL african elephants
MAGNESIA, 190 BC
Romans:2 AHI (1 Pergamene and Achaean,
1 Macedonian and Thracian),
AL + VHC (Eumenes’ Pergamenes)
2 LHI (1 Cappadocian and Mercenary, 1 Galatian and Asiatic),
1 LLI (1 Asiatic) Proxy with open order Thureophoroi,
2 ACA (Settler), 4 bases worth need update
1 LCA (Settler),
AL + VHC (Antiochus + Agema),
1 AHC (Guard)
1 ALC (Dahae and Tarentine),
1 IEL (Cretan LI),
Unarmoured light infantry
Greek Thureophoroi Close Order foot
2 Hungarian Infantry
2 Seleucid Romanised Silvershields