I had one packet of Baccus Republican Roman legionnaires in the The Lead Pile and inspired by a recent Commands & Colors game added these 96 figures into the painting queue.
All of my other Republican Roman legionnaires wield either the pila or spear. As a change, these fellows carry the gladius. With 96 figures across 24 strips, I was able to field four stands of medium infantry for the game. All figures in this quartet of stands received the red treatment; red tunics and red shields.
That was a worthwhile diversion!