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Offline RedRowan

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Victrix Romano British/Late Roman Renders
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:50:07 PM »
Victrix have posted a render of the first figure from their new Romano British/Late Roman range and very nice it looks too. From the render and sculpting style it could be the same sculptor who worked on the Vikings, Saxons and Normans.

Text from the post for those who don't use FB.

'Here we have the first renders of the first Late Roman / Romano British figure.

We have two helmet types so far on this figure but with more options to follow. Plus there will be bare heads, heads with facial hair and some Goth type heads to really extend the use of this set from Late Roman/ Romano British to Goth, Early Byzantine, Early Franks etc
The shield is not sculpted yet and we will do some large ovals and some round. A lot of shield transfers are planed for this range and the breadth of nationalities it will cover.

He has plenty of weapon arm options and you will be able to interchange arms from the other figures in the set. Weapons include darts, javelins, hand axes and as much as we can get on the frame.

Our initial thinking for this set was going to be a mix of four unarmoured and four armoured figures plus command frame. However we are reconfiguring these to have a separate armoured and unarmoured set. Six figures on the main frame and six figures on the command frame.

We are also going to do a separate set of Light troops which will include archers, javelin skirmishers and also looking at some Staff slingers and slingers all in the same set.

Design sketches have been done for the first four figures in this set, leaving another two figures to design. Now we are open to a bit of customer input on these last two spearmen figures. It would be nice to do a couple of kneeling figures. So combined with the other figures you can make a very striking shield wall whilst still retaining enough standing fighting figures for those who only play skirmish games. Polite opinions on some kneeling or not kneeling figures is very welcome.

Let us know what you think!'




Looking like it could be a very interesting range.

Steve

Offline Atheling

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Re: Victrix Romano British/Late Roman Renders
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 04:02:13 PM »
Excellent Steve  :-*

Any news on the release dates for the Norman dismounted Milites, Sergeants and Mounted Miltes please?

Offline RedRowan

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Re: Victrix Romano British/Late Roman Renders
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 04:28:09 PM »
Theyve not mentioned anything yet, eagerly awaiting the Normans myself!

From what Ive read on FB the cavalry are a ways off yet as there are a number of other sets in front of them. I would think later in the year for them.

I actually thought the Norman foot troops would of been out by now so Im guessing tooling is taking a little longer than anticipated as weve not seen any shots of the test sprues yet. Fingers crossed well hear something soon.

Steve

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Re: Victrix Romano British/Late Roman Renders
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 04:30:19 PM »
Theyve not mentioned anything yet, eagerly awaiting the Normans myself!

From what Ive read on FB the cavalry are a ways off yet as there are a number of other sets in front of them. I would think later in the year for them.

I actually thought the Norman foot troops would of been out by now so Im guessing tooling is taking a little longer than anticipated as weve not seen any shots of the test sprues yet. Fingers crossed well hear something soon.

Steve

Ah well..... i can wait.... it's not like I really need any more..... but I inevitably will do!

Offline Admiral Alder

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Re: Victrix Romano British/Late Roman Renders
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 05:28:14 PM »
Apart from the leg wraps/puttees these look quite similar to the Dacians - which are excellent head swaps for Roman Auxiliary Archers - so much kitbashing opportunity!

Offline RedRowan

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Re: Victrix Romano British/Late Roman Renders
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 12:25:34 PM »
Apart from the leg wraps/puttees these look quite similar to the Dacians - which are excellent head swaps for Roman Auxiliary Archers - so much kitbashing opportunity!

I believe in one of the earlier post they mentioned that they had intentionally not sculpted the patches and such on the tunics so that they could be used for more than just the Romans.

Kit-bashing is definitely great with the Victrix kits. I've just ordered myself a sprue of Dacians so that I can make some dark age archers for my Viking/Saxon war bands.

Steve

 

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