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Offline redzed

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Late Roman Cavalry
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:26:13 PM »
Footsore Late Roman Cavalry.





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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 01:30:38 PM »
Lush.
I do need to get that command pack to add to my Footsore Arthurian/Gothic cavalry collective.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 03:24:06 PM »
I think they look superb, but do have a question... shields, who painted 'em?
There's a fad these days of having magnificently rendered shields for every soldier/warrior in yer army. Did every army/warband contain a Leonardo da Vinci, solely tasked with outshielding, the baddies with his paintbrush? if not there was some very talented squaddies in them ancient/dark age armies!

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Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 03:46:54 PM »
Designer shields or not, those are some fantastically painted minis.

Offline Jericho

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 05:33:41 PM »
I'm more wondering why those Romans found it necessary to give their painted shieldfigures such bulging codpieces...

Nice miniatures nonetheless  ;)
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Offline Yankeepedlar01

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 08:30:07 PM »
Fine work there! Personally I like the shields to be standout!
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 09:31:49 PM »
Super and inspiring! Yes, every shield a master piece, but they look great.

Offline georgec

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 09:47:25 PM »
I think they look superb, but do have a question... shields, who painted 'em?
There's a fad these days of having magnificently rendered shields for every soldier/warrior in yer army. Did every army/warband contain a Leonardo da Vinci, solely tasked with outshielding, the baddies with his paintbrush? if not there was some very talented squaddies in them ancient/dark age armies!

Consider aircraft 'pin-up' paintings in WW2 or the Gulf, the number of airbrush artist there are for vehicles or even the profusion of tattoo artists today.  Lots of this work is quite well executed and often striking but its probably fair to say its very bold and often based on close copies of more original work.  I don't think it would have been too difficult to find either a soldier with such a talent or a local artisan or slave.  Clearly, long-service units on lengthy garrison postings would have better artwork than say, a rapidly-raised Roman civil war legion.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 11:29:14 PM by georgec »

Offline mrtn

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Re: Late Roman Cavalry
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 10:51:10 PM »
Great painting, but oooh, that's a great big red knob on the guy on the shields...

 

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