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Roman archers

Posted by OPV on 29 Mar 2016, 20:16

Hello
I would like to get some information about the Gallic / Civil War archers (Roman archer). What kind of helmet, armor, etc. If some of you would have a picture I would be really grateful.
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Posted by Ben90 on 31 Mar 2016, 15:46

The romans used cretan and syrian archers (in Caesars "de bello gallico" it is said that he used them during the gallic war together with balearic slingers). I would say/guess that they were dressed with a simple tunic, maybe some chainmail. Unfortunately I don´t have any pictures to proof it.
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Posted by OPV on 01 Apr 2016, 19:02

Thanks for the answer. Do these archers close to what you meant?
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1234
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Posted by Ben90 on 01 Apr 2016, 21:39

Well, I´m not sure if they really fit to the time of Caesar and Octavian... I think these look good:
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ro ... aries.html
Just with montefortino-helmet (or even completely without helmet) and very important without cingulum on the belts. But as I said: It is just my "opinion". I´m not 10% sure.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 02 Apr 2016, 14:12

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i bought these,because they show both sets of Archers . 28`s true but wonderful models. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 02 Apr 2016, 17:10

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I`ve also seen those above in blue.

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i hope this is of help.BB
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Posted by OPV on 02 Apr 2016, 17:29

Thanks for the answer. I'm trying to sculpting/convert a "Caesar's" archers. You had a lot of help, because I could not be sure what they looked like. Now I got two expert opinion :) , and I trust your opinion. Let's start a transformation.
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