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Roman Cohort

Posted by Konrad on 21 Feb 2017, 20:56

A cohort (from the Latin cohors, plural cohortes) was the standard tactical unit of a Roman legion and was composed of roughly 500 soldiers. A Cohort is considered to be the equivalent of a modern military battalion. The Cohort unit replaced the manipular system following the reforms traditionally attributed to Gaius Marius in 107 BC. Until the middle of the first century AD, 10 cohorts (about 5,000 men) made up a Roman Legion.

After a long time and a lot of work
I finished my roman cohort.
Figs are from STRELETS and ART MINIATUREN.

And again i have learned:
One of the ways is patience.

Hope you enjoy!



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Posted by Kekso on 21 Feb 2017, 20:59

My deepest respect Konrad.
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Posted by MABO on 21 Feb 2017, 21:34

Yes indeed, very good and enduring job!
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Posted by Ben90 on 21 Feb 2017, 21:44

Kekso wrote:My deepest respect Konrad.


...mine too! Looks really impressive!
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Posted by k.b. on 21 Feb 2017, 22:21

Wooooow! Now these fellows are most impressive Konrad! I love it when painters are able to paint to a high quality but produce work on a large scale! My hat comes off to you!

Also your choice of background and photographic skills must be acknowledged .....

My favourite figures are the cavalry from Arts Miniaturen! Beautifully posed and painted! Thank you for showing this formidable cohort!
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Posted by Marvin on 21 Feb 2017, 22:59

What a wonderful sight! You should be very proud of this achievement,
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 21 Feb 2017, 23:56

k.b. wrote:Wooooow! Now these fellows are most impressive Konrad! I love it when painters are able to paint to a high quality but produce work on a large scale! My hat comes off to you!


Please also accept my compliments!
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Posted by sberry on 22 Feb 2017, 07:49

Yes, the quality of the painting, the sheer numbers, and the crisp photography: everything fits together in the masterly work. And I don't remember that I have ever seen before a diorama showing the development from marching column into battle line for an ancient army - a crucial moment in the dispositions of any general.
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Feb 2017, 08:47

This is great and you have all the right to be proud of your work! Dogs from Revell and one of the mounted fellows from Italeri? Love it!!!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Feb 2017, 09:07

Hello. This is not my period but it looks lovely. You have brought the Stretlets fellows into life. The dogs are a nice touch. Roma Victor.

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Posted by daikaigan on 22 Feb 2017, 10:55

:yeah: A very great job Konrad
greetings Massimo :occasion:
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 22 Feb 2017, 11:23

Dear Konrad,

It is clear what will be in front of you at your table at Figz 2017! ;-)
Congratulations with this impressive achievement.

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Yes, other members are right by praising your massive composition, the dramatic dark cloudy skye, the last century lining up in formation is a highly appreciated element bringing live into the overall orderly composition. Officers, dogs and mounted scouts are very nice details. Painting is superb and so is your photography.

I am surprised by the long grass, it looks very good, well done, its even between the men! Respect. The grass grows as organized and dense as your soldiers are standing in formation.... but that is your personal style (and making a boggy, messy ground with lots of different vegetations would lead away the attention from the legionaries). I understand your choice in this.

And then the film: Great, especially with that impressive music. I watched it twice to realize it is not shot as a 'moving film' but it must be a series of digital zooms and pans based upon photographs only. Can you tell us what kind of photo-film program is used here?

And now its time to go back to your Macedonian phalanquists and add 7 more pikeblocks to that fantastic single one you showed me last year :mrgreen:
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Posted by Konrad on 22 Feb 2017, 12:00

Thank you all for your kind words.
I am really stirred.

Mr. Cryns wrote:Can you tell us what kind of photo-film program is used here?


I used Microsoft Photo Story 3.0
You can find this freeware here.
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Posted by despertaferro on 22 Feb 2017, 13:41

Dear Konrad, this is a magnificent piece of work!

I love the chessboard alignment of the different centuries. And agree that the last arriving centuria and the groups of officers and scouts scattered around gives a feeling of being alive to a diorama that, otherwise, maybe would be of too static disposition. These isolate groups acquire all the personality that, for obvious reasons, lacks the massive grouping of figures.

Taking Mr Cryns point about the ground: not changing the grassy general look that is your personal trademark but breaking the homogeneity (like you did with the figures) with just one tree here or a big rock there, maybe would help somehow. Like the Japanese Zen gardens that I'm sure you like ;-) , where everything is balanced but not symmetric.

Congratulations for such a wonderful job. You must be very proud of it.

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Posted by praga on 22 Feb 2017, 16:56

WOW - very nice Konrad - very very nice.
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Posted by Fredericus-Rex on 22 Feb 2017, 17:56

respect Konrad ;-)
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Posted by santifernandez on 22 Feb 2017, 18:24

Kekso wrote:My deepest respect Konrad.

I too......respect.
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Posted by elsi on 22 Feb 2017, 19:28

It's great. I applaud. :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Posted by Arekmaximus on 22 Feb 2017, 19:29

Wow! All ist THE BEST my friend! :love: :drool:
Respect... :notworthy:
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Posted by Peter on 22 Feb 2017, 20:14

Now you did it again Master Konrad! You created again a masterpiece. I know a museum that would be pleased to have this in their collection! It is so beautifull that I can't stop looking at it! One of your best works! :thumbup:

http://www.galloromeinsmuseum.be/index.php ;-)

I'm looking forward to see this live at the FIGZ in Arnhem! ;-)
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