The objective is to get these armies onto the table in April. This could be a tall order. However, I will be using this blog to track my progress as I go along, while running some smaller painting projects in parallel. It will also help to manage the process, keeping track of goals and painting/modelling issues.
So, here is how the armies break down for Impetus, using the army lists on page 46 of Impetus. These are preliminary only and may be juggled around a bit in the course of the project:
Roman RepublicLegion 1: 4 bases (one each of Hastati, Principes, Trairii and Velites) @94pts
Legion 2: 4 bases (one each of Hastati, Principes, Trairii and Velites) @94pts
2 bases of Roman medium horse @19pts each
4 bases of Italian allies @16pts each
1 base Balearic slingers @12pts
Total cost = 302pts, 15 bases
Carthage2 bases of Punic medium cavalry @23pts each (VBU 5 upgrade)
5 bases of Gaulish mercenaries @12pts each
3 bases of Numidian light cavalry @21pts each
2 bases of Libyan infantry @22pts each
2 bases of Libyan veterans @33pts each (the hard core)
2 bases of Numdian skirmishers @14pts each (VBU 3 upgrade)
Total cost: 296pts, 16 bases
Next: buying bases and itemising the miniatures already in the lead/plastic pile.