Well the Dumnonii are taking shape and just need flocking to finish them off. Carrying on the huntsman theme of the Dumnonii, I have given the some of the warriors animals designs on their shields. One even has a fishing scene....he must be proud of his fishing prowess! The others carry mostly wild boar and stags with hunting dogs appearing in a few.
Another touch to single them out on the battlefield, Is the blue war paint across the eyes, which does actually work and makes them a little scary to look at. I took this idea from an old episode of 'Robin of Sherwood', a big favourite of mine and my friends. This final touch helps link Kirk with his war band, because the episode was a favourite of his.
The black shields were inspired by the tales from King Arthur and the 'Black shield Irish'. By giving them all black shields, the unit has a real sense of unity on the field. Just what you need to keep your men together when facing the might of Rome face to face.