watching "rome" has made me want early imperial legionaries i.e. before segmented Armour that would be cool
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Ho ho ho!* Macedonians on the way, eh?? Tangtastic! Thanks, Paul! (*Apologies - ritual BD watching of the orginal version on Miracle on 34th Street yesterday evening, far superior to the one with Dickie ... no minis for Christmas, but plenty of reading material, including ... a few Ospreys featuring some little Hellenistic conflict in 430BC-ish)
How about some Senators and a Brutus model to go with Julius Ceasar. Oh, and some Praetorians in an "at ease" pose - pila held vertically, scutum resting on the ground as if they are keeping guard on the senate or Emperor.
And plastic Gladiators - with multiple options on the sprue. Please!
SPQR - Senatus Populusque Romanus "Si vis pacem, para bellum" - If you wish for peace, prepare for war
[quote="Centurion Dan"]Praetorians in an "at ease" pose - pila held vertically, scutum resting on the ground as if they are keeping guard on the senate or Emperor.
Nice. But the Guards wore no scutum in Senat or central Rome. In Rome most service was done in toga, no shield, no helmet, no armour. . A concession to old laws and sensivities of the public. The sword was hidden under the cloth. Like modern police with the gun concealed.
Agree on the Praetorian guard posing add senators, emperors, separate oval plastic shields praetorians and, opening up to other cultures,I think of Egyptian plastic infantry and chariot civil life with the Pharaohs and slaves.I was a kid I had an Egyptian Italian company (ATLANTIC). They would be good in the Roman world.
Roma Roma Roma Did he painted God yellow like the sun and red like my heart