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Offline sgzleada71

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a few Agema Etruscans
« on: March 09, 2023, 12:26:31 PM »
Just wanted to share a few Etruscans metal 28mm figures by Agema.   I've modified them a bit.  Rectangular shields are from Aventine,  woolen cloak is  Milliput...

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2023, 12:27:37 PM »
woolen cloak dude

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2023, 12:29:35 PM »
and a plastic Agema  - Roman body, Etruscan metal head and plastic Agema Aspis shield. 

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2023, 03:52:29 PM »
Nice job on those! I like the Agema figures, good sculpting on them.

Offline scotty

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2023, 07:14:35 PM »
They are very nice

Offline folnjir

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2023, 01:04:27 AM »
Excuse my ignorance but what is behind swapping to the rectangular shields rather than the round ones supplied?

Offline Ran The Cid

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2023, 01:29:25 PM »
The most ancient of Etruscan units would be styled in the fashion of Greek Hoplites with the large round shields.  As the units become more "modern", units would be styled with the rectangular shields of Rome and the other Italian tribes.  OR the shield types could be used to distinguish between 1st class units in phalanx formation vs 2nd/3rd class units in a more open style.

Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2023, 04:16:18 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but what is behind swapping to the rectangular shields rather than the round ones supplied?

Forgive me for not remembering the sources, but I'm sure I have read that the rectangular shields were more usual when javelins and thrown spears and an open formation was used. This is replicated in pretty much all of Italy - Gauls, Samnites, Latins, Romans, so surely would be common to Etruscans too. Interestingly, as I remember it, the very heavy armour of some Etruscan (and probably early Roman and Latin) hoplites, with its additional thigh and arm guards, is probably indicative of an open and individualised combat rather than tight Greek style phalanx warfare, as each warrior was more vulnerable than when in close-packed ranks.

Nice to see these Etruscan figures on here. The wars of the early Roman Republic (i.e. pre 1st Punic War) are a truly fascinating (if perhaps little known and probably misunderstood) period and it's a pity that there aren't more ranges dedicated to the forces that fought therein...

Offline folnjir

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2023, 03:55:13 AM »
Thanks both of you. I guess I need to do some more reading

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2023, 06:39:05 AM »
Nice!  Looking forward to seeing more.
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Offline markw

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2023, 09:19:14 PM »
A nice model

Offline markw

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2023, 09:20:54 PM »
Another view

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: a few Agema Etruscans
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2023, 12:43:10 PM »
Nice one Mark W.   Looks like Lars Porsenna

 

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