Here is the first batch of veterans to march off the work bench. I managed to dig out some old Gladiator shields with embossed designs on them to add to the veteran look. Also, this is the only unit to carry helmet crests in my collection.....apart from the Praetorian guard of course. Which I think gives them a very honored and veteran look indeed.
Here you can see their military awards and decorations displayed with pride for all to see. When a Centurion fell in battle, the victors would often fight over his much priced valor awards, this lot will have to be careful. These awards were called Phalerae and were greatly prized.