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Offline Dags

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Dags' EIR
« on: November 15, 2019, 01:43:30 PM »
Wanted to do a Roman army for donks. Saw peeps getting stunning results with Victrix plastics and, despite an awful lot of reservations, thought I'd give them a go after being given a couple of cavalry sprues.

Not going mad with these, bish bosh simple PJs to get them on the table.

Still not convinced by plastics - prep and assembly time is ridiculous compared to well cast metals and sneeze and they'll go flying.

So, here's the first of a few or a lot (or a one off if I lose the will to live sticking them together and bin them).....




Offline Maddoc

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 01:51:16 PM »
Well I reckon that looks ace.. and it would be a shame if he ended up being all alone - obviously needs the rest of his friends along...

Offline Munindk

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 01:57:07 PM »
I really hope you keep going with the plastics as this first one is a real beauty :)

Offline JollyBob

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 03:10:20 PM »
It is beautifully painted.  8)

I do get the impression that he's shouting "I'm gonna fall orf me 'orse!" as he barrels along, mind...

Offline tallyho

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 03:50:53 PM »
Very nice!

Offline rumacara

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 04:54:22 PM »
Nice painting. :-* :-*
No roman fights alone... :D

Offline seldon

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 06:51:05 PM »
if you seneeze and they fly off the table let me know and I’ll go get them..

they look stunning !!!

Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 07:17:44 PM »
EIR = Excellence in Romans  ;-)

Beautifully done!

Online voltan

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 07:27:35 PM »
Quit your whinging and get on with the rest of them. ;)

Any plans for rules yet or is that too far advanced for you.
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Offline has.been

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 09:47:46 PM »
I can see it now, a 10 man cavalry patrol escorting one wagon, & then
they get ambushed (as they cross a stream?)...
Please do it & post the pictures.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 10:09:49 PM »
Looks fantastic..  of course, no Roman was ever comfortable on a horse. :)

Look forward to seeing the rest.
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2019, 08:57:54 AM »
Top job! No reservations there.


Online OSHIROmodels

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2019, 06:22:21 PM »
Quite splendid  :)

No roman fights alone... :D

 lol

Offline mithril

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Re: Dags' EIR
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2019, 08:51:37 PM »
Looks fantastic..  of course, no Roman was ever comfortable on a horse. :)

Look forward to seeing the rest.
Cavalry was almost all Auxiliary, so odds are this guy wouldn't have been from Rome proper, but rather one of the provinces and from a culture that held horsemanship rather higher than the italic peoples did.

also between the four horned saddle and the gripping pressure of the knees, falling off would not be terribly common. sadly miniatures companies can't model the leg posture right and keep the minis easy to assemble, and they usually skimp on the saddle detail..
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