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    Alan Hamilton
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    We have had building work in the house for what seems ages and my wargames room has been used as the builder’s store. So this project has not been photographed. It is not quite finished (but then none of my projects ever seem to get finished). The majority of the figures are Warlord games plastics and a few metal. Many are conversions with a few from other ranges and even the odd fantasy figure. The Celtic opposition are under way now.

    The figures are to be used in historical games as well as historical fiction, historical fantasy (OGAM/Broken Legions etc) and fantasy.

    The right wing – the dismounted cavalry figures are at the rear alongside some Foundry Legionaries.

    The centre

    The Left Wing (probably needs a unit of cavalry)

    Some close ups
    Commanders

    1st Cohort with the Eagle

    Second Cohort

    Praetorians, baggage and a few camp followers

    3rd Cohort and artillery


    Auxiliary archers and cavalry

    5th Cohort (note the front rank are sling armed after Vegetius’ description)

    Auxiliary infantry

    #128618
    Cerdic
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    #128628
    R Flagg
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    What does Vegetius say about slings?

    #128641
    Guy Farrish
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    We did that didn’t we?

    Early Imperial Roman Slingers

    Nice army – individually based too – I’m not sure I have the patience for moving that many figures individually any more. Too lazy! I remember that as being one of the problems with rules in books by Charles Grant and Lawford and Young  – looked lovely but moving 50+ figures per battalion took forever.

    #128642
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Really nice! My 3mm army is bigger though… er… larger… er… more units. What I mean to say is that they are small but perfectly formed.

    I really like those caltrops,  by the way. Is there historical evidence for those?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #128652
    R Flagg
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    Thanks for the link, I missed the last post of that thread.

    #128673
    Alan Hamilton
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    Really nice! My 3mm army is bigger though… er… larger… er… more units. What I mean to say is that they are small but perfectly formed. I really like those caltrops, by the way. Is there historical evidence for those?

    They are not caltrops. Caltrops are much smaller and known to the Romans as tribulus or sometimes as murex ferreus, the latter meaning “jagged iron” (literally “iron jagged thing”).  They are representations of “Sudes” (stakes) carried by legionaries to assist in making overnight camps.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudis_(stake)

    http://legionord.org/index.php/en/articles/article-3

    #128684
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    “There has been many discussions through the years as to how to use these stakes. A common way of use is binding them in sets of three as a giant caltrop, a ‘Tribuli’.”

    Thanks!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #144053
    Alan Hamilton
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    Added a couple of these home made carroballistae.  Scorpion and wheels from bits box, box from 3 x 20mm mdf bases and 1 x 25mm mdf base piled up, oxen are from Warlord Games.

    #144761
    Alan Hamilton
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    Finished the Tenth Cohort last night and set the legion (so far) out for review.
    Cohort I is double strength (Primus Pilus + 47 men)
    Cohorts II – X have 24 troops
    6 Scorpio
    2 Carrobalistae
    1 Onager
    1 Cohort of (red) Praetorians (25)
    1 detachment of (black) Praetoriand (15)
    Staff – Legate, Tribunus Laticlvius, Praefectus Castrorum,2 x Tribunus Angusticlavius
    And a few others including baggage and some slaves.
    Supported by Auxiliaries

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