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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 9:46 a.m. PST

Good evening everyone,

Which manufactory offers roman stone-throwing torsion catapults for 28mm figures.Thank you.


saltflats192901 Aug 2020 10:45 a.m. PST

Black tree has one

Rakkasan01 Aug 2020 10:51 a.m. PST

Irregular does one

Warlord does a couple:

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

Thank you saltflats1929, but that's not it, it looks like as a rock-throwing big scorpion.

This could be the Caesarian Roman Ballista reference from Warlord proposed by Rakkasan which I also thank, as the roman stone-throwing torsion catapults are fine larger than the scorpions and these large engines could double as bolt -shooters …

MajorB01 Aug 2020 11:49 a.m. PST

Thank you saltflats1929, but that's not it, it looks like as a rock-throwing big scorpion.

It's not a scorpion, it's an onager. An onager is a stone-throwing torsion catapult.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 12:00 p.m. PST

I know what it is an onager and saltflats1929 has therefore certainly understood, that the one I am looking for looks like a big stone throwing scorpion.

MajorB01 Aug 2020 12:47 p.m. PST

In that case I think you are looking for a ballista.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 1:00 p.m. PST

Yes at the time of Julius Caesar, there was only one per cohort.

MajorB01 Aug 2020 1:10 p.m. PST
saltflats192901 Aug 2020 1:55 p.m. PST
MajorB01 Aug 2020 2:35 p.m. PST

$60 USD or £2.00 GBP ??? Take your choice …

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 11:35 p.m. PST

Thank you, but the first idea is often the best, I think it's the one that we found at the rate of one per cohort in the first century BC.


Apart from that being this one,


I believe that it is that of 15 mina which equipped the cohorts.

wmyers04 Aug 2020 5:11 p.m. PST

Naw, this is the one one you want:


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 11:56 p.m. PST

No in fact it seems that the only example that we found in the cohorts in the 1st century BC was not of 15 mina but of 10 mina, ie this one:


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