I like having eye candy on my movement trays. It helps in conveying the story. The wider front of my tray also helps in protecting the miniatures in the front rank from that excited or sometimes obnoxious player that likes slamming his metal miniatures into miniatures that you have spent hours working on.
I'm happy with the way these models have turned out. I think they and the tray look good together. I still need to put together the shields for the Romans. I still need to add the static grass. Next time you see them they will be all completed.