This week I have been drawing up Batavian Auxiliaries and trying to design a good look for them. I like the shield design featured in Ancient Warfare Magazine and have seen It used elsewhere on the Internet for Batavians.
I like the idea of backing this design in the hope that It may become a kind of short hand for Batavians troops on the war games table and an easy way of recognising Batavians among other Auxiliary units. This is kind of wrong I know and may lead to misinformation, a bit like everybody thinking all Romans wore red after watching the old 60's sword and sandal films. However, I still like the Idea of using it.
Also, I want to include a few long sleeved and trousered warriors in there to give a bit of German character. These could be new recruits just arrived, or old veterans who have taken a few liberties with their dress.