I'm afraid that you'll have to use your imagination somewhat as I haven't done anything to the base yet and I didn't have a spare Optio (the chap at the back with the yellow shield) available with the right shield colour:
My thinking is that Roman units wouldn't be solid ranks of men (except perhaps if attacked by cavalry) as the Roman historian Polybius (writing in the 2nd Century BC) tells us that a legionary occupies about 6' of space. Being primarily a swordsman a legionary would need this space to move around in to fight effectively. That's some of my reasoning anyway.
Each of these bases would represent a 480 man cohort, and there would be 10 per Legion (with the first cohort being 800 strong).
All figures are Baccus and are from pack AIR1. The mdf base is from Minibits.
Any comments positive or negative would be welcome.
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