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Author Topic: Aventine Early Byzantines! Extra Heavy, Heavy and Medium Infantry  (Read 11969 times)

Offline nonsuch

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2019, 12:58:21 PM »
Wow, they look fantastic sculpts. Nice paint job too!

Offline M.O.T.N

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2019, 05:45:12 PM »
Lovely stuff and really inspiring. Particularly like that axe embedded in the shield!

Offline emosbur

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2019, 07:04:31 PM »
I see Gondorian infantry...  :-* :-* :-*


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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2019, 09:27:08 PM »
I clicked on this thread by accident, this period is not even my thing but gosh they are so nice and the painted unit looks fabulous  :o
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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Online Atheling

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2019, 07:11:29 PM »
These are truly lovely sculpts and the first time I've ever seen mini's specifically sculpted for Dismounted Bucellarii  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Infantry Officers and Standard Bearers to add onto units.

There's a pack of Junior Officers/Standard bearers too but no pic up as of yet.

BYZ05 Infantry officers and standard bearers:

Offline Aventine

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2019, 05:01:04 PM »
BYZ06 photo for now, I will do a better one tomorrow if light permits.



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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2019, 06:02:55 PM »
Thanks Kieth  8) 8) 8)

They look fantastic.

As I was saying, it's fantastic to having an Early Byzantine range that's dedicated enough to have dismounted Bucellarii! Highly impressive and actually much needed as the Early Byzantine 'nobility' did dismount to fight as can been seen at the Battle of Solachon 586CE to mention but one.

Scroll half way down the Wiki page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Solachon

If anyone wants to read more I can highly recommend buying a copy of John Haldon, The Byzantine Wars which has been back in print for a while:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Byzantine-Wars-John-Haldon/dp/0752445650

The book concentrates on the military efforts of the Byzantine Empire and is chock full of very useful diagrams of how the battles went. almost a step by step in as far as we can understand.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 06:04:39 PM by Atheling »

Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2019, 10:58:01 PM »


Infantry Officers and Standard Bearers to add onto units.

There's a pack of Junior Officers/Standard bearers too but no pic up as of yet.

BYZ05 Infantry officers and standard bearers:


Might be to do with the combination of armours but something looks wrong with the proportions of the right arms in that photo ...

Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2019, 08:26:36 PM »
Yes, was thinking the same. Looks a little Gorilla like on the pictures. Having a fair few Aventine figures I can attest to their usual great quality, so it's hopefully the pictures which don't do the figures justice.

Offline Aventine

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2019, 08:43:12 AM »
In truth I think the arm is a tad too long myself but it doesn't look bad once in a unit. The effect is heightened by the left arm being bent to hold the shield, I have mine painted up and I am happy with how it works.



« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 09:40:34 AM by Aventine »

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2019, 09:15:49 AM »
They look fine to me Keith.

As you say, once they are 'sitting' in a unit you would have to be eagle eyed to notice.


Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2019, 12:31:34 AM »
Now you say that, I guess I can agree with it, but I did not notice it until you pointed it out....

I'm not sure that i will continue to notice it.

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2020, 07:36:54 PM »
Oh boy.......

BYZ11 Kneeling spearmen
There is no image of the kneeling pack as of yet- I'll post one ASAP.
BYZ10 Infantry with shield held high

BYZ09 Infantry with shield arm down 2

BYZ08 Infantry with shield arm down 1

BYZ07 Infantry command 3



Beauties!!

Offline pallard

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2020, 08:40:24 PM »
Beautiful!
You should enlarge the time scope: these could be up to VIIth century at least; along with dismounted German nobles of the time (Lombards, franks).
Philippe

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2020, 09:13:21 PM »
Beautiful!
You should enlarge the time scope: these could be up to VIIth century at least; along with dismounted German nobles of the time (Lombards, franks).
Philippe

I thought Heraclius fought the Sasanians (the Sasanian- Byzantine War) early in the Seventh Century?

 

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