Community Spotlight: Romans, Dystopian Wars & Ancient Greek Gods

April 13, 2022 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great-looking miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...

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Romans by innes

We start off this week's Community Spotlight with a look at what innes has been up to. They have been painting up some Ancient miniatures for use in Clash Of Spears, namely some new Romans as part of a new warband.

Romans #1 by innes

This project has found its way out of the woodwork recently from innes and I think it has come together really nicely. I love this look to the Romans with their big square shields and pilum at the ready. It's the iconic look of the Romans that everyone knows. The painting here is great too, really making the armour pop alongside the bright red.

Romans #2 by innes

A fair selection of Romans have made it into this warband that is going to be used of Clash Of Spears. They could also find their way into some SAGA too if you were so inclined. The odd few auxiliary mixed in here that have come from the edges of the Roman Empire help to break things up a bit as well.

As it stands, a solid bunch of core infantry alongside a Scorpion have made it into this collection. A band of warriors with bows and a commander then lead the way.

Romans #3 by innes

The final look of these miniatures really does pop. I think it helps that the colourful miniatures contrast nicely with the pale sand of the bases. You could certainly see these soldiers marching to battle through the Mediterranean.

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Dystopian Wars by elmir

Next up, we're heading to the seas of Dystopian Wars with elmir. They have switched tack from Wild West Exodus and have now been working on the miniatures for a couple of fleets. I was totally blown away by these!

Dystopian Wars #1 by elmir

I am all about mighty mechanical dragons soaring over the seas looking to burn ships to cinders. I think what really sells these though is the white armour plating. I think it looks fantastic and puts a different spin on the fleet. It also means that the "ships" are going to stand out really nicely on the tabletop. The little touches of colour here and there take it to the next level.

Dystopian Wars #2 by elmir

The last little while has also been dedicated to some bigger ships. The Ice Maiden, for example, is now hoving into view and looks fantastic. The painting on the ice actually looks cold! I also loved the way the decking had been done. I like that time was taken to make darker and lighter planks, adding a level of realism.

There is also the Tempelhof Flagship which looks at a more traditional vessel from Dystopian Wars.

Dystopian Wars #3 by elmir

Again, solid painting all-round. The metal work looks great and the attention to detail in specific spots (like the decking and the energy coils) really sells the ship. It feels like something that has been drawn from a living, breathing world. There is MUCH more for you to check out in elmir's project so I would give it a look!

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Mythic Battles Poseidon by joshtogo

Last but not least, we turn our attention to the work of joshtogo. They have been powering through Mythic Battles: Pantheon for a while now and things have recently been completely finished. The last god to be done was Poseidon!

Mythic Battles Posieden #1 by joshtogo

I like that the colours of the ocean have found their way into the painting of the miniature. You've got plenty of blues and greens in there alongside poppy colours like pink and purple which remind me of the flora found beneath the surface.

Mythic Battles Posieden #2 by joshtogo

Then, as you dive deeper into the miniature you start to spot a whole bunch of cool effects. You've got the glow coming from the lamps hanging by his belt and the bronze armour that matches the ocean theme very well.

Mythic Battles Posieden #3 by joshtogo

The model doesn't even look out of place on a more natural earth-based base. I think it suits the model particularly well and shows that Poseiden can get you anywhere! A great way to finish painting off all of the Mythic Battles: Pantheon miniatures from the board game!

What Are You Painting Right Now?

Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Projects, it’s getting more difficult to choose Community Spotlights! We love your work and we hope to see a lot more of it in the future!

If you fancy getting your hobby fingers out and showing off your newest paint job, terrain piece or even greatest gaming achievement, we want to know about it!

We don’t mind if you’re a newcomer to painting or a veteran of the brush, everything you do inspires us to create more and more content together!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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