The Roman General was painted up about 15 years ago and I thought he was well over due being put onto a decent base.
Having been attached by himself to a single piece of card all those years ago, I decided to add a mounted Legate to the stand to lend an extra sense of authority. So there is something like 15 years painting time between these two. Some areas have been freshened up on the General in more recent years. If I remember, I originally painted the cloak with an enamel but it looked decidedly faded so was later painted in a richer acrylic.
Both figures are from the 28mm Foundry Imperial Roman range
I seem to be painting two scales of Romans at the moment. Having just read Julius Caesar's 'Gallic Wars' I'm now reading his 'Civil War'. This has (as probably expected!) enthused me with the Caesarian Roman period. I've started this range in 10mm while I carry on with the Imperial Romans in 28mm. My plan is to use Simon Miller's 'To the Strongest' rules with huge 10mm armies so that I can play massive battles in a sensible amount of time.
Of course this plan is likely to go awry as my regular wargaming opponent, Ian, has several painted cohorts of 28mm Foundry Caesarian Romans freshly painted and they look stunning. There must be a latin-named medical condition for anyone painting up 3 x Roman armies at the same time! I shall hold off doing so for as long as possible!