Although I've spent most of the last 72 hours playing with my new huge box of plastic figures, I have managed to get a few more 6mm models painted.
These guys are all Irregular Miniatures - one the left a unit of Franks and on the right some Roman bolt throwers.
I'd acquired the Bolt throwers and their crew years ago as part of a load of second-hand models and having no plans at the time to get into Romans I'd pinched a couple of the crew figures for other purposes. One ended up as a peasant giving directions to a GNW Russian general, whilst another now serves as a Bektashi Dervish in the rear of an Ottoman Turkish unit!
I therefore had to bulk out this unit with some of the generic Dark Ages types that also see service as Franks. Chi-Rho monograms give the shields a suitably Late Roman look.
The Franks can serves as wild invaders of the Empire or as semi-tamed Foederati. These are painted based on notes in Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome - striped tunics, green cloaks with red edging, blonde hair, and shields in segmented patterns. They carry a mixture of axes and spears.