|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|