Friday, 30 July 2010
Gathering the troops (2)
First up is the second cohors urbana of Narbo Martius (figures by Foundry and command by 1st Corps). These two cohorts consist of re-enlisted veterans who have been living out their twilight years on the French coast – sun loungers, wine and sandy beaches. Narbo Martius (present day Narbonne) was the first veteran’s colony established in Gaul.
Next is a cohort of Legio VII. The remaining cohorts are marching in from ‘over the seas’ and will be arriving shortly. Figures are from Wargames Factory who have improved somewhat since this, their first product.
Lastly, although I think it improbable that Thracians were serving under Publius Licinius Crassus, I happen to have a unit of twelve figures and it would be a shame not to use them. My justification is that the Ancient world was probably full of mercenary bands wandering around looking for work. Spain had been through its Sertorious wars and I’m speculating that this band of cut-throats was ambling home, via Gaul and Italy, when en-route, our Publius made them an offer they could not refuse. Figures are Foundry but with Crusader command.