Pictured are the latest figures I have just finished painting. It has taken about a month to finish just twelve. I had forgotten how much time you do not have when you have a baby in the house. Squeezing in half and hour and you are lucky. Anyway the figures shown are Vendel Miniatures Staff Slingers. I had been looking for months trying to find the right styled staff slingers I needed. The first I found were Late Roman staff slingers from Old Glory, but they had trousers and did not really fit into the period I was working on. The second batch of slingers purchased were Essex Miniatures, which are not a bad figure but only comes in the one pose (I never painted them). Then finally after looking at the Vendel website on several occasions I decided to purchase them and a month later here they are. The Vendel figure itself is larger then most ranges i.e - 1st Corps, Crusader and A&A. However if you are not to worried about having your army uniformed they are quite good. Each pack contains eight figures with four different poses (pictured below). They do not have a lot detail so are very easy and smooth to paint. The packs I purchased, however, did not have the staff and only the sling was provided, so I had to make my own. This is not shown on the website as they are pictured with the staff, so I am not sure if they were packed correctly. However after painting and basing the figures I am very happy to add them to the collection - cheers.