The trouble was I really like the variety and animation of the kallistra figures and decided to indulge myself in another part of the hobby I love and that was figure conversion. I ordered a number of packages from Kallistra from various ranges from Samurai to the hundred years war and decided to transform them into the figures I required. My armies would have every figure unique and eventually I swapped heads, changed shields, all weapons and taught myself to use the dreaded green stuff. It was for me a unique experience. I have four large armies Romano-British (Welsh), Early Romano British (Late Roman stay behinds), Saxons , Picts. I even commissioned shield designs from LBM studios. A great project that provided many hours of enjoyment. Half way through the project Dan Mersey published Dux bellorum and the project was complete. Oh and the Late Roman stay behind army is of course lead by King Arthur. What's that you say"NOT REAL" sorry can't hear you heheh
You can follow the project with the following links in the order I built them
Romano-British (Late Roman stay behind)
Meanwhile here are the teasers
The Romano British. I learned a lot here about head swapping etc. Some of these have the original weapons and It was their appearance that started me into changing all the weapons for brass rod. I also found 15mm shield designed that fitted my figures.
The Saxons followed on and I was getting very adept at head swaps , shield changes etc. and I had the first of my LBMS downsized shield designed.
Finally the Picts . By now I was really hard core and they involved lots of green stuff and just about every technique I learned form the previous armies. Just about all the shield designs are the downsize commissions for LBMS. They really finished this lot off.
Sometime in the future I have planned for an Irish army.. Probably a plan is all it will ever be...