Tuesday 20 April 2021

More Late Romans

This is almost the last of my Late Roman infantry units. I finished basing them last night. They were painted by my mate Barry, and they do the trick nicely. I now have 14 units of close order infantry like the ones pictured here and one more to complete,  some but not all have an integral rank of archers in the rear,  together with fair number of skirmish infantry and more than enough cavalry of all denominations.  I will do a photo shoot for the blog this week if I can, then it’s on to the Goths!

Does ANYONE have any info on what unit carried this shield design? Please let me know if you do. I’ve looked on line but without success. 


  1. Looking forward to seeing the Goths in due course. Phil has set the benchmark standard with his Goth army.

  2. I'm sorry to say I haven't found it either.
    To save others looking I've checked the old WRG Armies and Enemies of imperial Rome
    Osprey Warlord - late Roman Infantryman
    and Stephenson's Roman infantry Equipment The later Empire.
    and the cavalry titles.

    The nearest are not shield designs but carved or drawn contemporary figures but none had quite the same armour, headgear and spear held lefthanded with the shield behind.

    Sorry not to be able to help. I shall be interested if someone else can.


    1. Thanks Stephen. I like the design so given that there are bigs gaps in our knowledge I’ve decided to name the unit after one we don’t have any shield info for.