The answer is interesting. A Roman Soldier way back then was permitted by Law to ask a Jewish person to carry his load for 1 mile. Non compliance with the request could result in severe punishment. From what I can gather a Legionnaires load was around 45kg (99lb). After 1 mile of 'helping' to gain a further mile from this 'volunteer' the Legionnaire would offer to tell a few storys of the places he has been, the battles he has fought in and so on. So the pay off for the 'volunteer' was really in the second mile. Sure he got no money but I bet he got some amazing storys.
Anyway it is just a bit of trivia but perhaps it applies to Wargamers as well. Here are some images of my Praetorians and Legionnaires in progress. At this stage it is just before I apply Army Painter dip but this time with a brush and some Turpentine for thinning it on the miniatures. The one at the back not on the tray are completed except for soem flock.
Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi)