I have been busy painting more Baccus 6mm miniatures for my Punic War project and contrary to what I have said before this next batch are not cavalry! Instead I have painted six stands of light infantry skirmishers, otherwise known as Velites. They were armed with short thrusting swords - a weapon that would later develop into the Gladius - but their primary weapon was the light javelin. Typically these were the poorest soldiers in the army and went into battle with little or no armour other than a small wooden shield. They did however wear a headdress or cloak made from wolf-skin which gives these troops a very distinctive look.