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Today, in 179 A.D., Rome acclaimed with a triumph Marcus Aurelius and his son Commodus for their victory in first Marcommanes war.
Can that become a subject for a set?
Your opinions are welcome.
It depends. In case you intend to make a set modelled on that awful Ridley Scott movie "Gladiator" ("awful" in terms of historical accuracy) - no thanks, as far as I am concerned...
I would love a Triumph set.
Yes a triumph will be great-but it can only be in set of 908 or so-not in a small set,because so many figures needs to be made.
Honestly, I prefer action poses, to triumph poses. Maybe some sets depicting the actual war/battles would be preferable - i think so.
Yes, could be a bit tricky set: We don't need more than one triumphator in a chariot (maybe one walking and/or saluting senate/people/Jupiter); there could be also a general having an ovatio also; tribunes and other thigh officer's; top-rank captivities and spoils of war are also something one-pose things; but then all the triumphator's lictores and plenty of unarmed soldiers marching...
One to three different sprues of specials and one sprue of lictores and several times one sprue of marching soldiers. One sprue of musicians? But they could beamong the specials.
Those lictores could be used with other occasions also (e.g. with a consul, general, other highest officers and magistrates) if only part of them were marching and others standing.
Yes, I'd buy that set since I've always been hooked in Romans and the classical era.
yes, it's a tricky task, indeed. We've got plenty of marching soldiers already, along with some soldiers, that separate the crowd from the marching columns. One more bit that is missing, apart from those, mentioned by you, is a crowd itself. Obviously, triumph is nothing without it.
Civilian crowd figures might have a few uses other than the triumph, and even outside of Rome.
And the unarmed soldiers marching in the triumph could do also as ordinary walking men.
Well, I'm definitely under the impression that someone is tempted to imitate this Germania Figures range....
...and is drawing some inspiration from that Nikolai range (the senators have already been made...):
Ok, why not?
A reminder regarding musicians: don't waste your time and sculpting skills on drummers. Roman military didn't use drums! Tambourines are the only kind of drums known to have been used by the Romans, and only by civilians.
OK, so I've got fifteen to twenty Giant of HK Roman Chariots, which are copies of the famous MARX BEN HUR Range in 54mm. For my tastes, no one has made any Chariots better since the 1960's. And some awesome scenics to go with the line.
However in my 1/72 scale, the Atlantic Roman Accessories are priced beyond my budget today.
For my money, if you want to entice me to buy ordinary civilian poses, then please offer me some Accessories that would fit in a Mini-Set box.
Something way beyond the Linear-B tables and bar benches, please?
with all due respect, the impression is wrong - it's the first time that we saw these products. Thanks for the link, anyway.
BBC's movie Rome is a more appropriate inspiration in our case.
For the triumph inspiration was a series of mosaics in Hampton Court.
I'm sure you will do a fine job of it but, to be honest, this is probably going to be a set with one very specific and limited role for dioramacists and modellers interested in ancient Rome. Might be wrong but I can't see gamers finding a lot of uses for it.
As a diorama builder I could complain time and again about sets which, for some reason, suit gamers' needs better (or exclusively) but I don't because I accept that manufacturers of 1/72 figures have to meet the requirements of both diorama builders and gamers these days (this was not so in the past when the gamers had not yet usurped the realm of 1/72 figures). That's ok with me as long as the needs of both are taken into account. Naturally, diorama builders will like some sets better than gamers and vice versa. Let's be broad-minded.