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Monday, 5 May 2014

Agema Miniatures Triarii



Agema Miniatures Triarii






Here are a few photos of the new plastic Agema Miniatures' kneeling Triarii. I have some of their metal command figures on order, which will probably take forever to arrive down under, so have taken a few pics with some Crusader command figures. I was impressed last year with the detail and quality of their Velites box set (see post on Agema Miniatures Velites ) and the new forty figure Republican Roman Legionaries box set does not disappoint.

In the box you get sixteen Hastati, sixteen Principes and eight kneeling Triarii with various options in heads, helmets, arms and weapons. I have my Hastati in poses throwing their pila, while the Principes are standing, with pila at the ready. The number of figures in the box is ideal for me (playing Hail Caesar), as with the addition of four command figures to each, I will be able to get two small units of twelve for both the Hastati and Principes, and one small unit of twelve for the Triarii.

I decided not to use any of the arms with gladius as I hate having to cut off the hilt and pommel of the gladius in the scabbard! The Triarii are a bit difficult to paint and base because of the kneeling pose. All are excellent figures - very detailed, realistic anatomically, 28mm tall but slighter figures compared to some of the chunkier 28mm metal ranges (see comparison photos below).

Given this great new release and the stunning three Victrix Republican Roman box sets to be released later this year, ancient war gamers are really spoilt for choice with all the plastic and metal Republican Roman ranges out there!



Agema Triarii with Crusader Republican Roman Command








L to R Aventine, Agema and Crusader Triarii

14 comments:

  1. Great project you got going here, you did an excellent job with your Romans, Mike. I'm not familiar with Victrix or any other plastic miniatures, are these construction miniatures difficult to put together?

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil. They can be a bit fiddly at first but once you've glued a few together they're not too bad. The great thing is the variety you can get and of course makes 28mm armies much more affordable. Check their website:

      http://www.victrixlimited.com/

      Mike

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  2. Nice project and beautiful triarii!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it will be good to finish off a few more units for my Republican Romans.

      Mike

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  3. Those are some great looking Romans!

    Christopher

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  4. Thanks Christopher, there sure are some great ranges out now.

    Mike

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  5. These are excellent!

    I wish I could join you in the land of 28mm Ancients. Everyone here plays 15mm. Ah well. I'll just keep looking over your shoulder, if you don't mind!

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  6. Thanks Monty, plastics definitely make 28mm more affordable but you can't do everything! There are some great 15mm ranges around - I love the Xyston figures and have quite a few unpainted DBA armies.

    Mike

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    1. DBA...did somebody mention unpainted DBA armies? who what where.... :o)

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    2. Just a few Xyston 15mm DBA armies in the unpainted lead mountain :).

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  7. Great work on the Triarii´s

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  8. Thanks Hobbyworker, Punic Wars is looking good with all the Victrix and Agema plastics coming out this year!

    Mike

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  9. Superb, as always! That kneeling pose really looks the part.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  10. Thanks Aaron, the kneeling pose does look the part.

    Mike

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