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3rd cent Roman!!! Nice suggestion
Not any a single set in all the History of hobby.. This was a Dark era in the roman History, but still interesting episodes then as the Palmyran-Zenobia revolt , and of course many Civil Wars
The style is between early Imperial (keeping some items as cilindric scutum, llrica segmentata) and appearing new as usimg spatha, again oval shields, long sleeve mailshirts... And an interesting selection of helmets and headwear..
I just was able to find a small metal figure set from Hagen Miniatures (germany).. They Look good
The Hagen figures are one variation but there are potentially plenty of others, one of the main features apart from differences in arms, armour, helmets and shields is the now common trousers... so its not even possible to convert other figures...
3rd cent Romans
3rd cent Romans
Lorica Segmentata was still in use but of a simpler type with scale armour and Mail likely more common, the helmets are quite different being deeper in the neck with fully enclosed cheek guards, Shields can still be semi-cylindrical oblong scutums of an earlier time but a new type of large oval dished scutum is now commonly in use..
In reality changes would have taken place throughout the 2nd century but really become apparent in the 3rd...
Maybe 3 or 4 sets could potentially cover it...
would like to see some of these done well...
We urgently need more opponents for all those Romans.
- Carthaginians (African Infantry, Sacred Band, Cavallery and so on)
- Iberians (Celtiberians, real Iberians, Lusitanians and so on Horse, heavy and light foot)
- Hellenistic Troops (Macedonians, Seleucian troops)
- Eastern Iranian Empires and Nations- Parthians, Atropatene, Armenian, Colchian and so on.
- more Germanic Tribes (only two sets are hardly enough to compete the onslaught of Legions of Rhome.
- Late Egyptians, Ethopians