Friday, 18 June 2021

Late Romans - 28mm - Gripping Beast

So, how late are these Late Romans?  About 18 months actually!  I painted these up amongst some other Late Roman's and completely forgot to post the photos up.

The troops are from the plastic boxed set by Gripping Beast.  I have long had a liking for the striking colours of the Late Romans. What makes them extra interesting is that the shield designs and units were recorded in the Notitia Dignitatum book.

My Late Roman army is so far very small but is approaching playable status, slowly but surely.

I seem to recall that the shield transfers are by Little Big Man Studios.

 This might appear to be a departure from my recent projects, but another Zulu regiment has been completed.  I'm just not sure what to do next.  I have several things built ready to continue with but I just need the inspiration to get on with things.  

Other hobbies and the fine weather have distracted me of late.  I have also been purchasing books on the 8th Army in WW2 and reading some classic desert war literature including Alan Moorehead's very interesting account of the campaign.  It could yet be tanks on the painting table...we shall see!


  1. Excellent Late Romans Jason! I really like their plastic Late Roman range, it’s nicer than their metal range. Luke Ueda-Sarson’s Notitia Dignitatum site is brilliant for researching all the different shield designs of the Late Romans.

  2. Wow, these are fantastic Jason, the closer up the photo, the better they look ....that's a testament to how well you have painted them!

  3. Better "Late" than never :) Awesome looking Romans. Love the tunic details and shield designs.

  4. Top notch Romans Jason, excellent work and impressive close ups...

  5. These look really good! Very nice job. 😀

  6. Super looking late Romans! It's difficult to keep up with all your lovely projects!
    Best Iain

  7. Terrific work, and lovely basing too.

  8. Superb painting. Those shields transfers really top them off too.
    Regards, James