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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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Posted by Chariobaude on 23 Jun 2018, 15:26

I've added 15 foederatii unni to my late roman army. They come from the hat set 8298, wich is, like the pictii you saw before, quite ugly.
But it is the only set available of huns (with an another one form Lucky toys i won't even consider for my project).
Unfortunately the rarity of sets in this timeframe doesn't allow me to be selective on miniature's quality. As you maybe noticed with my secunda britannica, my legio from Britannia created by myself and 3D printed, i guess the only choice i have to add diversity in my army is conceiving again from scratch figurines. But it takes time...and money ! :(
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Posted by Peter on 23 Jun 2018, 16:49

You did a good job on these riders! :thumbup:
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Posted by huib on 24 Jun 2018, 20:07

Great painting and nice conversions. A very interesting theme, these late romans in Gaul.
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Posted by Chariobaude on 01 Sep 2018, 14:50

Thank you guys !

With the summer, almost zero activity on my project, except the revamp of one of my first unit, the crack unit Brachiati seniores.
In the same time, one of my friend painted the exact same unit !
One unit, same figurines, but two styles : what's your favorite ?
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For all the pictures : https://comitatusgaulois.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/brachiates-seniors-brachiati-seniores/
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 01 Sep 2018, 18:11

I prefer the painting style of the men on the right hand side of the photo.
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Posted by Chariobaude on 01 Sep 2018, 20:38

Bluefalchion wrote:I prefer the painting style of the men on the right hand side of the photo.


one point for France, zero for italy ! :xd:
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Posted by Ben90 on 01 Sep 2018, 22:44

I prefer the guys on the right as well...
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