The figures I ordered yesterday are entirely from Aventine Miniatures and they will essentially comprise half the infantry of a single Legion. Initially, I was not enamored with the sculpts from Aventine as I thought them to be a little cartoonish in their proportion and facial expressions. However, every time I have seen them painted and based they look absolutely fantastic and that was enough to convince me to place the order.
I ordered the following figures:
|1X||RR001||Velites with wolf fur|
|1X||RR002||Velites in helmets|
|2X||RR31||Hastati in pectoral armor advancing|
|2X||RR32||Hastati with swords advancing|
|1X||RR34||Advancing Command 1 (Hastati)|
|1X||RR35||Advancing Command 2 (Hastati)|
|1X||RR25||Advancing Principes with swords (walking)|
|2X||RR271||Advancing Principes with swords (weight on front foot)|
|2X||RR272||Advancing Principes with swords (weight on back foot)|
|2X||RR24a||Principe command set|
|2X||RR10||Triarii standing wearing muscled cuirass|
|1X||RR17||Triarii in Roman chainmail 2|
|1X||RR14||Triarii command in bronze armours|
|1X||RR51||Senior command and cavlaryman with dead horse|
I chose to go primarily with figures for the Hastati and Principes that are armed with swords with just a few armed with pila mixed in for variation and some flavor.
Customer service thus far from Aventine has been top-notch and speedy. I placed this order yesterday afternoon at 1:32 PM and I received an email this morning at 6:25 AM letting me know that my order has already shipped and should arrive in five days. Based on my experience with some other companies, I was expecting it to take much longer than that.
I am really looking forward to getting started!
|Advancing Principes (Aventine Miniatures)|
|Senior Command (Aventine Miniatures)|