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Linear-A Germanic Warriors Set 2

Posted by Paul on 03 May 2018, 16:18

From PSR
"This time it is for their second set of Germanic Warriors for the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest. This will be a mainly command set, but will also include elements depicting the aftermath of the battle, which is what these new masters show. CAUTION - these figures show graphic scenes of torture and sacrifice, and may upset some, especially children. The set itself is to be marked for over 18s only. To see the masters, click the link"
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Preview2.aspx
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Posted by Juba on 04 May 2018, 18:17

Lorica segmentata is way too early for the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

That said, the set should have some interesting poses.
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Posted by Paul on 04 May 2018, 20:08

They did though find a breast plate from a Lorica segmentata at Kalkriese
http://www.mcbishop.co.uk/jrmes/j0601b.htm
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Posted by MABO on 04 May 2018, 22:30

Paul wrote:They did though find a breast plate from a Lorica segmentata at Kalkriese
http://www.mcbishop.co.uk/jrmes/j0601b.htm
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Kalkriese is supposedly not the site of the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest. :eh: Still only guessing...
But I do not know something about the Lorica segmentata :oops:
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Posted by Ben90 on 04 May 2018, 22:51

I think lorica segmentata is ok for this battle, but the majority of the legionaries should wear mail armor though.
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Posted by Paul on 05 May 2018, 09:55

MABO wrote:Kalkriese is supposedly not the site of the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest. :eh: Still only guessing...

I´ve read up on all of the theories I could get my Hands on, both opposed to it being the site and supporting it being the site.
I admit to having become obsessed* with the battle ..hence my Avatar. ;-)
Pre the huge anniversary I got all the possible info on the battle, from Mommsen, Ekhardt, Clunn etc (even got a signed copy of Clunn´s book :-D ) and even as a very sceptical Person who doesn´t take power Point presented "Facts" on face value, TBH, the Counter Arguments that it wasn´t there are not as convincing in comparison to those that say that it was.
Among a couple of things that got me being very sceptical was the Piece of the lorica segmentata as I´d presumed that it wasn´t in use at the time . I also say Ben is right, most would probably have worn mail. Difficult to say it wasn´t in use at the time if a bit was found there..although the sceptic in me says it could have turned up with the later campaign to recover the eagles. Even then, the time span between the two isn´t great to be able to dismiss it being used in 9AD rather than 14-15AD.
Basically, There´s very Little to say it was in any of the other supposed 700 sites compared to what has been found at Kalkriese so without any present contrary evidence of an alternative site..it was there.........


......or was it ? :mrgreen:

*Not so much anymore
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Posted by FredG on 05 May 2018, 11:54

Possibly :occasion:
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Posted by Konrad on 05 May 2018, 12:29

With these figs, a limit is exceeded.
Of course, every war has to do with death and cruelty at all times.
Nevertheless, it is not necessary to represent these things in this way.
I find these figs tasteless.
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Posted by Wiking on 05 May 2018, 13:43

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A bit realism in each box is not the worst.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 May 2018, 14:41

Wiking--

Those woundeds you posted are a sanitized representation of the horrors of war. From what set is the over-coated figure in the font of the photo, and why hasn't he lost his hat?
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Posted by Wiking on 05 May 2018, 16:01

Bluefalchion wrote:
From what set is the over-coated figure in the font of the photo, ...

He is from Pegasus battle of Berlin.
He is not coated. Maybe the light and the angle of the camera let him look like that.

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... and why hasn't he lost his hat?

A good question!
I ask me the same if I saw these pose.
The box he is included get so many single parts to build all figures.

I will add that Pegasus do nice figure set.
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Posted by Paul on 05 May 2018, 16:03

Bluefalchion wrote: From what set is the over-coated figure in the font of the photo,

Pegasus- Germans in Berlin 1945
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=822
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Posted by Paul on 05 May 2018, 16:05

Bluefalchion wrote: and why hasn't he lost his hat?

Ersatz Brylcreem...very sticky stuff :-D
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Posted by FredG on 05 May 2018, 19:16

Bluefalchion wrote: why hasn't he lost his hat?


Chin straps?
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Posted by carlosfaro on 06 May 2018, 07:54

I also find the set a little "extreme" but well, we are all advised about content and free to buy or not.. Buy the way at least the german priests are interesting for me,mand if it is a comand ste surely more interesting figures are to come. .
about the segmentata I think as many of you: because of the kalkriese evidences, i am keennto believe there were already some of them among the massacred legions, but the most men would wear mail..

But i want to bring to discussion the helmet of the poor tree roman.. It seems to have been modelled after a later version (italic H) dated form the II or III cent (commodus or Severus times..). What do you think? This would be indeed more inaccurate..

https://romanrecruit.weebly.com/arms--armour.html
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Posted by Paul on 06 May 2018, 09:17

The one you Show would have been more accurate. This (Wiesenau) fits the period
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The one on the "tree Roman" Looks like a Niedermörmter ( late Weisenau )early to mid 2nd Century AD
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http://www.romancoins.info/MilitaryEqui ... elmet.html
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Posted by carlosfaro on 06 May 2018, 09:56

Exactly, that is what I meant
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Posted by FredG on 06 May 2018, 12:25

I think the impaled chappie will need more than an elastoplast to sort that. He needs a good feed too.

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Posted by Paul on 06 May 2018, 13:07

FredG wrote:. He needs a good feed too.

Not really..he´s already got a big steak inside him :mrgreen:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 06 May 2018, 17:44

This thread is really decomposing.
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