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Tango0126 Oct 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

"When any empire is established, the occupying rulers always try to get the new subject peoples to provide at least some of the armed force necessary to maintain or expand that empire. Such troops tend to be a lot cheaper and, let's be honest, are seen as more expendable than the high quality forces of the occupiers. The Roman Empire was no different, and sustained itself not merely with the small number of legions available, but with large numbers of auxiliaries, some with native costume and weaponry, and some kitted in a manner more like the legions themselves. Exactly how such troops looked remains debatable to this day, but a ‘classic' look has long been accepted as fairly typical if not universal, and this set from Strelets follows that style with a collection of standing figures…."



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