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Posted by sberry on 24 Feb 2011, 18:08

A diorama of the Varus battle is a sort of a must for a Romans freak. So I felt compelled to do one, too – in a certain way. Actually, it is the battlefield with the unburied casualties, six years later rediscovered by Roman scouts. Don’t ask me why I came up with such a bizarre idea. The best explanation I can offer is that I was inspired by the Roman skeletons of Zvezda’s Cursed Legion ...

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(More info at http://www.stephan-berry.de/sby_dio09.pdf).
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Posted by ColeF on 24 Feb 2011, 18:42

Nice dio! Perhaps slightly inspired by 'The Eagle'? ;-) :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Maurice on 24 Feb 2011, 19:33

Good diorama, well researched. Now do one with our Germanic heroic ancestors driving these invading Roman bastards back across the Rhine :viking: :horse:
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 24 Feb 2011, 20:52

While we were building roads, you were still painting your face blue, Mau :-D :-D :-D :xd:
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Posted by Zed1 on 24 Feb 2011, 21:35

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Posted by Maurice on 24 Feb 2011, 21:56

Francesco Giova wrote:While we were building roads, you were still painting your face blue, Mau :-D :-D :-D :xd:

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's Scotland, silly :tongue:
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 24 Feb 2011, 22:15

I know, I know, Mau, I was joking ;-) , but someone else apparently was not.
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Posted by Andreas on 24 Feb 2011, 22:55

great Dio . :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Bramble15 on 24 Feb 2011, 23:26

Fantastic diorama! Excellent execution of an idea. Great work all around figures/landscape!
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Posted by Angelle Sambre on 25 Feb 2011, 05:09

Well I enjoyed the playful banter! Nice dio, Buddy!
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Posted by Erik-Jan on 25 Feb 2011, 07:23

very original, and very well executed. realy nice looking dio :thumbup:
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Posted by Zed1 on 25 Feb 2011, 08:07

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Posted by Antony on 25 Feb 2011, 08:08

great diorama :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Zed1 on 25 Feb 2011, 08:12

sberry wrote:A diorama of the Varus battle is a sort of a must for a Romans freak. So I felt compelled to do one, too – in a certain way. Actually, it is the battlefield with the unburied casualties, six years later rediscovered by Roman scouts. Don’t ask me why I came up with such a bizarre idea. The best explanation I can offer is that I was inspired by the Roman skeletons of Zvezda’s Cursed Legion ...


That's impressively creative work. How large ist this dio in total?
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 25 Feb 2011, 08:45

Zedalist wrote: this 'we-built-monuments-while-your-ancestors-were-still-shitting-behind-the-trees'


to start with, I never said anything so coarse. You're new here so you can not know that me and Mau always joke on this Roman-Germanic propaganda. But you were not joking at all. Or if you were, perhaps you should reformulate your "irony". Or think again about what can grow behind "an army that was good in fighting"...
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 Feb 2011, 09:13

:offtopic: End of discusion, back to the topic please

A nice dio, and funny what you did with the dead tree Stephan :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 25 Feb 2011, 11:14

It is a nice dio... :thumbup:
The caeser Undead seem to have a lot of uses...why did they stop the run on that set??
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Posted by Peter on 25 Feb 2011, 22:24

Very nice dio indeed :thumbup:
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Posted by sberry on 27 Feb 2011, 11:03

Thanks guys!

@ ColeF: Inspiration by "The Eagle" - quite unlikely, since I did not see that movie yet. Germany is a sort of third world country in that respect, we always have to wait forever for new movies from abroad.

@ Zedalist: It’s a base plate of about 40 x 60 cm. I often plan to make a rather small, vignette-like project, but these things somehow get out of control and become larger in the end. The figures have their own life, no question.

@ Paul: Why did they discontinue the set? Answer 1: There are not enough guys like Old Wolf and me, who buy such strange stuff. Answer 2: It seems to be a general policy of Caesar to stop production of a good set after quite a short time, have no idea why.
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 27 Feb 2011, 11:39

Paul wrote:The caeser Undead seem to have a lot of uses...why did they stop the run on that set??


wanna split? :-D ;-)

http://cgi.ebay.it/Caesar-Miniatures-1- ... 20b741538f
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