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Late Imperial Roman Army - special Chariobaude

Posted by Michael Robert on 29 Dec 2016, 23:01

Bonsoir Chariobade,
sorry for late reply to your explanations.
I greatly appreciate your insight explanations. My guess would also be that Cataphractii were no match for a well trained legion in formation. I would say that they probably never attacked well-ordered infantry on first occasions (like medieval Knights would preferentially do) ; sassanides and sarmatians all relied heavily on light missile troops, mostly archers. Cataphractii would Attack when the troops are weakened, on the run or dispersed. I think I remember that saddle and stirrup technology was not yet at a point to allow thorough jousting. However, the fear factor these created was probably already well-developed and, of course, exploited.
Interesting topic

Bon courage pour la suite... que je suivrai avec intérêt
Michaël
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Posted by PhilC on 22 Jan 2017, 20:41

Hello my friends.
I would like to add a musician in this army. He is a Cornicen, named after his instrument, called a Cornu. His role on the battlefield was "to draw the troops attention to their standards before these were used to signal tactical movements" (Phil Barker, Armies and enemies of Imperial Rome, WRG publication).
He will be a welcomed recruit :-D Figure by Hät.

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Posted by Peter on 22 Jan 2017, 21:07

Wonderfull painted musician! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 22 Jan 2017, 21:31

Now that looks like he's the Roman equivalent of a foghorn. ( the fog of war?)
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Posted by Ben90 on 22 Jan 2017, 23:58

I like it, good paintjob!
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Posted by PhilC on 02 Apr 2017, 11:20

A small update for my Late Roman Army. I added 3 men to the Victores Iuniores, I now have 4 of them :)
Ok, not enough...

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Posted by Chariobaude on 03 Apr 2017, 20:45

As usual, superb work Philotep !! the circles handpainted that way are just incredible ! But why choosing the same poses ??
i've added 4/5 new units at my project, i should post an update on my thread ! ;-)
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Posted by PhilC on 05 Apr 2017, 22:31

Yes you should, ASAP :)
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Posted by Ben90 on 05 Apr 2017, 22:50

These look great!
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 06 Apr 2017, 12:04

Yes they look great, my compliments!
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