Once I had finished my breakfast yesterday I decided to finish off a couple of projects before catching some rays with a beer and a book. My new Roman addition to the Patricians is Quinta Macedonica a border Legion which went on to serve in the Byzantine army so I suspect it was on the Danube somewhere rather than the Rhine, I love these little details, completely useless but somehow important to a wargamer. I decided to add one more Roman infantry unit to the army in case I need a good number of cheap, but capable troops while perhaps going cavalry heavy on a larger table. I also find it hard to resist the shields.
Primed and ready to go I have a cavalry unit which I will probably finish in the next couple of weeks there being absolutely no hurry for them, again it is shield patterns more than anything. That leaves a horse archer unit I would like, but again don't need, so might have to put that on the wish list, we will see.
I also completed the third of my MDF boards, I used some hedges from The Last Valley and some corrugated sheets I had lying around from 4Ground, I also scrounged up a couple of barrels and a wheel. I had wanted to do a ploughed field but that will have to wait until I get something to use for furrows, if I keep using up my stock of Last Valley hedges I shall have to pop along to a show and get some more. I also used some darker static grass this time mixed in with my usual green, that's what gives the shadow effect along the hedges, I like it. I also thought a couple of larger flower patches the piece being an unused meadow kind of thing.
By the time I finished all this the sun had gone, it was still dry but there was a cold wind, too cold to sit outside, maybe next weekend.
I am expecting a delivery today at some point, Deep Cut Studios have released a Wild West mat, had to have it. At the moment I am using an old GW vinyl green mat on to which I painted a bit of desert as the base for my town Carefree, why do we automatically think Western towns are built in deserts, anyway, I am hoping this one will be better, I am sure it will be.