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Offline rgdgaming

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Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:07:13 AM »
Spartans, in lovely glory.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 11:14:19 AM by rgdgaming »

Offline Caldor

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Re: Spartans (Hael Caesar)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 10:32:19 AM »
Nice!

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Spartans (Hael Caesar)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 11:09:30 AM »
Good to see that this lot know their Greek alphabet! It's so sad when a modeller assumes it's a V on the shields.
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Offline swiftnick

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 12:36:35 AM »
Please tell me you are joking!

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 12:44:59 AM »
Nice, are they Warlord plastics, or do my eyes deceive me?
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Offline joroas

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 08:17:38 AM »
Just another 280 to paint?
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Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 10:59:55 AM »
Please tell me you are joking!

Nope, Kitty assumes the rest of us are a bunch of numbnuts.

Looking good, those Spartans. A pretty impressive sight  :).
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Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 06:39:09 AM »
Those look nice! I guess they are the wargames factory ones.

If you are doing a period before the peloponnesian war, you could use other episima (shield devices) than the classic Lamda of Lakedaimon. Generally (not always though) the letter as shield device, denoted a shield given by the state. In the case of Sparta probably started with the inclusion of neodamodeis (freed helots, getting civil rights in order to bolster the hoplite ranks). During the persian wars and before each Spartan could have a personal device or the device of his Mora (regiment). Sparta was basically comprised of many settlements joined together, so each one of them  along with those of the wider region of Lakedaimon gave a Mora and they had their destinct regional device. For example the Mora of Pylos had a leopard, Amyclae had a rooster, Elos had a bull with downward horns, the Mora from Messenia had a goose, Stenyklaros had a boar, Skyritis had an eagle etc.

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 07:50:33 AM »
Very nice  :)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Spartans (Hail Caesar)
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 09:47:40 AM »
They look great. The dark red provides a great contrast with the gold.