so due to an issue of a wargaming magazine and a brother who is rather generous with his spares, it looks like i’m going to be building a small Roman Legion army. since the figures i’m being loaned are mostly Praetorian, i’m thinking i might build them as a Praetorian cohort in a field army for one of the emperors that did a lot of campaigning (marcus aurelius or perhaps septimus severus? the figures are early imperials from warlord games), which would let me use the praetorian figures for more than just the Praetorian regiment from the roman list… the rest would be using the standard heavy infantry statblocks. perhaps a First Cohort  with the remaining praetorian figures, and standard legionaries for the rest, as my quick research suggests that the fancy crests were not something most wore in the field. so the ‘premier’ units keeping their fancy armor, while the more rank and file Praetorians switch to standard legion gear might make sense.)
any suggestions for tunic colors? i’d like to separate the first cohort/Praetorian units from the standard gear troops visually and use some less stereotypical colors, as all i ever find are red and white.