I have included one model from the Dismounted Bucellarri acting as a Doruphoroi (literally 'spear-bearer') acting as one of the picked men from the Comitatus/Bucellarri being sent off to 'officer' and stiffen the resolve of units when necessary. I thought it a nice little touch and a good use of a spare mini.
Being a line infantry regiment from the lower echelons of society, farmers, craftsmen that sort of thing, I decided that rather than give them a elaborate and colourful Icon style banner it might be more appropriate to give them a simpler Chi Rho. I want to preserve the more laboured and ornamental banners for the elite units in the army, be they infantry such as the Dismounted Bucallarri and the Cavalry Units.
The miniature are again, all from Aventine, are beautifully sculpted and cast in very high quality metal. Very minimal work need to be done on these miniatures except a miniscule amount of filing.
Despite any reservations I had about basing the miniatures once the pinned shields were attached with the Shieldwall pose; what with the preponderance of shields and spears all facing frontwards, the basing and overall effect has worked out beyond expectation. They really do look like they are steadfastly trying to defend the ground they stand on. Full marks to Adam the sculptor!