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Late roman army in Gaul



Posted by Ben90 on 25 Nov 2017, 00:56

These 3D-printed figures look veeeery good. I really like the tribune with the red cloak!
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Posted by Chariobaude on 01 Dec 2017, 13:57

Thank you Ben ! This is a first attempt, i have still many things to improve, even if i'm quite pleased with the result :-)

The tribune is my fav too with the "traveler", wich gave me so much work but now look so "real" and full of life to my (generous) eyes !
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Posted by Chariobaude on 18 Feb 2018, 13:20

Commandos aren't a modern invention. Romans had those kind of units, called praeventores, exculcatores or superventores.
The late roman army was over specialized : units of balistarii (artillery), heavy infantry (legio palatina), extra heavy cavalry (cataphractarii or clibanarii)... every tactical type of unit was "available".


My superventores was a frontier unit later promoted to the field army (a rare move, explained by both the bravery of this particular legio... and the lack of troops !), based in Mannatias, modern Nantes in France. Its aim was to protect the gaulish shores of pirates (Franks and Saxons).
those pirates were just looters, not invaders, so the traditionnal heavy infantry of the legio wasn't needed. Light equipped troops like superventores were perfect to intercept the pirates.
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I've made this unit using a lot of sets from different manufacturers (Hät, Italeri, MiniArt, Redbox, even one Lucky toys !) very heavy "converted"
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Some conversions :
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Many more pics clicking here
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Posted by Chariobaude on 22 Mar 2018, 12:36

New unit for my late roman army in Gaul : a heavy one, the equites constantiaci feroces. To carry such a name, they must have been really ferocious !!

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many more pics here on my website
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Posted by Chariobaude on 16 Jun 2018, 13:52

Little addition to the project : a pictish warband. It comes form the unic set of Redbox dealing with late antiquity.
If i'm not wrong, this set is its very first released. Pretty strangely, the roman opponents described with great historical accuracy on the box never been produced... :(
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Back to the project, two very major news coming, one of them can be guessed by the pics on the article : i'm preparing a roman city ! :)

more pics here
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