Hi, thank you for the comments.
M. Chariobaude, your incredible knowledge, and more widely, the quality of this forum, inspires me. I find here all the elements I appreciate in this hobby:
, and this particuliar subject, ancient history: I love to increase my knowledge as much as possible, and you give me some very interesting elements
: as a scientist, I appreciate to read explanations, and arguments, and hypothesis base upon solid sources... and even more when people can change their point of view when discovering new facts, so comments and criticism are ALWAYS welcome
- toy soldiers
: I got my first historical minis (Atlantic, Airfix) years ago, and I am still painting them (as shown in this topic about greek hoplites viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17492&p=192276#p192276
: because of the concentration needed, I almost think of nothing else
and I like focusing on shields (but you are right, I could not paint 40 times the same shield... although I wish I could!)
- and finally playing
with all these minis
Chariobaude wrote:the second unit you showed is not an auxilia palatina.
This is highly interesting. I know the Notitia Dignitatum (for those interested, look at this excellent site by Luke Ueda's Sarson: http://lukeuedasarson.com/NotitiaPatterns.html
), and because I could not find that shield pattern in it, I needed help, I can not find the mosaic you showed in your post, can you tell us where it is located (or a reference to a book, a site...) ?
By the way, It also means that I will have to paint another unit (a real auxilia palatina) in order to have a proper DBA late roman army - suggestions welcome, with challenging shields if possible
If I find time, I will start painting new units this week-end, probably the medium cavalry, I will complete this topic when I have new pictures.
Of course I will keep on following your excellent project ! Thank you again for your help.
PS: your english is perfect for me, your french even more