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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Early Imperial Romans Revisited




Praetorian Guard Cavalry

Roman Auxilliary Cavalry


Veteran Roman Legionaries


Auxilia take on a Dacian Warband


I thought I'd post some new photos of selected units, a review if you like, of my Early Imperial Roman Army. The figures are a mix of ranges and include Warlord, Black Tree Designs and Aventine Miniatures. There is also the odd falx wielding Foundry figure, skulking among the Dacians there somewhere.

Earlier in the month we drove up to Sydney for the day to see the Alexander the Great, 2000 Years of Treasures exhibition at the Australian Museum. This is a visiting exhibition from the State Hermitage of St Petersburg that is on until 28 April 2013. It is definitely worth catching and it is a rare event when something like this actually makes it to Australian shores.

Highlights of the exhibition for me were Greek and Scythian weapons, armour and equipment. My favourite objects in it were a pair of Bactrian phalars (adornments for a horse's harness) that depict two Indian elephants with mahouts, crew and tower, facing in opposite directions. There is a selected photo gallery of objects in the exhibition here:

http://www.alexandersydney.com.au/the-exhibition/photo-gallery/


Finally as it is the end of the year, I'd like to wish everybody a great Xmas/New Year break and happy painting, gaming and blogging for 2013!


Praetorian Guard


Roman Marines


Roman Legionaries


Roman Legionaries


Roman Legionaries

10 comments:

  1. Lovely looking lot - do they perform well in battle!?

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  2. Thanks Caliban, they do usually!

    Mike

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  3. Fantastic army - love the variety of troops - very colorful, yet intimidating force. Happy Holidays, Dean

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  4. Thanks Dean, I hope you have a good one too!

    Mike

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  5. A wonderful collection you have there Mike.
    Merry Christmas,
    Pat.

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  6. Thanks Pat, Merry Christmas to you too.

    Mike

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  7. Merry Christmas mate,

    great to see a revamp of these, looking forward to meeting them on the field!

    cheers
    Matt

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  8. Merry Xmas to you too Matt, thanks - maybe another big Roman Civil War bash might be the go in 2013?

    Mike

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