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jim197301 Aug 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

These look very nice. Great variety for a slave revolt army. I've bought WW2 minis from Scott and his service was excellent.

altfritz01 Aug 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

Is Mark Copplestone the sculptor? The style is very familiar to me.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

They look great, but naked Gladiators???

Glengarry501 Aug 2017 5:22 p.m. PST

Some of the figures look like Foundry Copplestone Darkest Africa range with added bits.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 6:08 p.m. PST

I do wonder if gladiators would have kept their headgear. Many of their helmets are deliberately and impractically designed for reasons other than combat. Open faced helmets were universally used for all soldiers of the period for best vision. I know they look fantastic – they are intentionally artistic. Is there where wargaming departs from reality again?

altfritz01 Aug 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

re. Nudity. Didn't the whole gladiator thing start as a ritual combat?

TGerritsen01 Aug 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

Yes, but which one is Spartacus?

Dark Fable Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

I have these figures already – had them for many years. I bought them from Aventine miniatures quite a while ago

OneHuaiTicket02 Aug 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Yep, Samnite, I thought I recognized them too. Great minis, but I also agree that they would have ditched those deliberately clunky gladiator helmets and gear as soon as looted gear became available. Helmets designed to limit vision would not be much of an asset, not even as a "better than nothing" option.

GurKhan02 Aug 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

I do wonder if gladiators would have kept their headgear. Many of their helmets are deliberately and impractically designed for reasons other than combat.

"First, then, the gladiators repulsed those who came out against them from Capua. In this engagement they got hold of proper arms and gladly took them in exchange for their own gladiatorial equipment which they threw away, as being barbarous and dishonorable weapons to use." (Plutarch)

leidang02 Aug 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Those look very much like head and weapon swaps of numerous foundry figures. Nothing fishy here I hope.

altfritz03 Aug 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

A relaunch of the Companion Miniatures range?

TemplarWargamer Inactive Member07 Aug 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Evening Gentlemen,
I am the sole owner of the Army of Spartacus range. I purchased the range from the original owner of Companion Miniatures. When he sold Companion he then went on and became the owner of classical miniatures which had this range.The range was tested for a short time by Aventine(on his behalf) although was withdrawn from sale due to the health of the owner. The original dollies were from Mark Cobblestone which the owner had full permission to use. If you require any further information please get in touch. regards,

Dark Fable Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 10:59 p.m. PST

The prices for the pledges are very reasonable at a little over £5.00 GBP for 4 miniatures. These models are very nice and well sculpted – the Spartacus mini holding his helmet in SP01 is especially cool

Beaumap30 Aug 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Hi Ho. Kickstarter halted due to copyright issues. I think they will find that Mark Copplestone was under contract to Foundry at the time of sculpt.

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