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ether drake Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 8:52 p.m. PST

"Numantine and Roman Panoplies" has been uploaded to by Iberian antiquities scholars Fernando Quesada-Sanz and A Lorrio.


It is a full-colour illustrated paper complete with diagrams of weapons and armour from archaeological digs, as well as full-colour artist's illustrations from Quesada-Sanz's book.

Even you don't understand Spanish there is plenty of use here.

TLDR: The Celtiberians of Numantia were typically armed with spear and dagger, small round caetra, and textile greaves. Cavalry were similarly armed. Helmet and body armour finds do not appear to have been common. No mention of mail, only breastplates.

Olivero19 Jun 2017 1:21 a.m. PST

Thank you for your find… Still I wish I could read spanisch. ..

timurilank19 Jun 2017 2:05 a.m. PST

Excellent link.

He had earlier papers describing the tactics of the Iberian and Celtiberian warriors.

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 3:14 a.m. PST


@Olivero Jump to the table of comparing Roman v Iberian arms.. There's only a little text there that can mostly be translated with the help of a dictionary. Many Latin terms there are familiar to wargamers.

Skeptic19 Jun 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Muchas gracias!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

¡Eso es bueno!

Here's the really good illustration for painting reference from that paper:

Ran The Cid19 Jun 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

The download process is asking for access to my google account Contacts. Is everyone getting this message?

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Yes, and I refuse. I created a separate account a couple years ago to get around this problem. I really want to like, but sometimes I think a family of monkeys could manage their site better.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Thanks ether drake for pointing this out. Mi Español es way freakin' malo, but I expect to be highly entertained by this anyway.

- Ix

goragrad19 Jun 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

Yes Ran it did for me as well. Fortunately I only created a Google account by accident as i was trying to reset my password for my Academia account and have no contacts…

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 9:14 p.m. PST

The typical Celtiberian proposed by Quesada-Sanz and Lorrio is the rightmost figure in the pic posted by miniMo.

Based on currently available figures one would probably have to kitbash a little. Wire spears and unarmoured heads on the Victrix Unarmoured Iberians would probably work.

The middle figure is an Iberian veteran with a captured helmet (presumably from a Roman, possibly equipped by the Barcids given the scutum.

On the left is a Roman legionary.

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