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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 1:11 p.m. PST

They look good. I have always been more interested in the late republican period than the imperial or early republican period. I have a bunch of the Foundry ones still unpainted, perhaps I should get cracking on them and then round the army out with these.

Personal logo John M W Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 1:33 p.m. PST

Looking forward to these.

Personal logo legatushedlius Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 1:58 p.m. PST

They look nice. Lets hope they aren't as small as the EIR plastics.

abelp0104 Jan 2013 1:59 p.m. PST

ooooohhhh…

Pijlie04 Jan 2013 2:09 p.m. PST

Oh you evil man, you…..

Dawnbringer04 Jan 2013 2:13 p.m. PST

Legatushedlius:

I agree, it would be much nicer if they were the same size as the celts (historical size differences of the people aside.)

Garand04 Jan 2013 2:16 p.m. PST

These look good and I'll probably buy, but I've never heard of marian romans using slings…????

Damon.

GurKhan04 Jan 2013 2:39 p.m. PST

Plenty of lead sling bullets from siege sites with legionary inscriptions. Probably not formal battle gear.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 4:05 p.m. PST

Those look quite nice.

Doug

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 4:06 p.m. PST

Very nice sculpts just give me a bit more time to finish up my EIR and Germans before you release them!!!

Paul B04 Jan 2013 4:25 p.m. PST

I wish someone would make these with clipped shields for Augustans

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 7:55 p.m. PST

Forgive my negativity, but does the wargaming world need another line of Caesarians??

A Lot of Gaul04 Jan 2013 8:19 p.m. PST

Forgive my negativity, but does the wargaming world need another line of Caesarians??

Presumably the folks at Warlord Games have determined that there is a potential market for these products, and that they will be able to make some money selling them. From the responses thus far, it sounds as if there are indeed some potential customers who are interested in purchasing these products.

That's really all there is to it. "Need" and "the wargaming world" whatever that may be don't factor into the equation at all.

Caesar04 Jan 2013 9:29 p.m. PST

Slings seem odd to me as well, although I am hardly an expert.

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 9:33 p.m. PST

Fair enough--it just surprises me that there would be enough market demand for more Caesarians. I'm sure they did their research. My comment was more of a "That's odd." observation than anything else.

Personal logo Porkmann Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 12:50 a.m. PST

I do hope there is some variety in helmets, wall to wall Montefortinos is not only boring it is not historically accurate.

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns05 Jan 2013 3:07 a.m. PST

I read a book somewhere about ancients wargaming and I remembered this quote, just wish I could remember which book it was from.

"If anyone comments on your units being wrong they are probably just as wrong as you are"

I remember the days when auxillia were considered a lower quality and equipped type of unit.

Now there is some evidence of heavy armour, pilums and legionary lifestyle. What will we know 50 years from now?

Rare Ralph05 Jan 2013 3:56 a.m. PST

They look good to me!!

GNREP8 Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 5:14 a.m. PST

disappointing that not the earlier 3 classes period personally

Personal logo Jamesonsafari Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 5:42 a.m. PST

Forgive my negativity, but does the wargaming world need another line of Caesarians??

Considering one can purchase wargame figures in multiple scales for every conflict from cavemen to the far future, I would say not really.

But do we need a new line of WW2 Pnzergrenadiers or fantasy orcs either?

I rather like the LAte REpublic and am looking forward to these a lot.

LEGION 1950 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 6:29 a.m. PST

I am also looking forword for these! I do hope that they are a little larger then the EIR they have!!! Mike Adams

colin knight Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 6:44 a.m. PST

Very nice, but would have prefered to see the Persians. Sure there was 3 ups for them.
However sure there are lots of folk keen to get there hans on these new Romans.

Personal logo legatushedlius Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 7:12 a.m. PST

The point is that they aren't another range of Caesarians but the first range of plastic ones.

Personally, I would rather have had figures for the Teutoburg Forest period, which don't exist at all in 28mm.

desmondo05 Jan 2013 7:22 a.m. PST

These will have great potential……the Civil War for one!! LBM Studios do a nice set of transfers too that would really brighten these up. Fingers crossed Warlord Games have already linked up with LBM.

STEVE LBMS Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 7:48 a.m. PST

Yes they do look very nice models and I will be doing some designs as soon as I get a shield off Paul.
I like the slings as an additional extra as they can be usued on other kits for conversions.

Steve.

BigRedBat Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:44 a.m. PST

I'm not entirely convinced, but will reserve judgement until I see them in the plastic.

abelp0105 Jan 2013 11:41 a.m. PST

No, legatushedlius, I believe these were the first plastic range:

link

;)

Personal logo Sparker Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 1:36 p.m. PST

I remember the days when auxillia were considered a lower quality and equipped type of unit.

Now there is some evidence of heavy armour, pilums and legionary lifestyle. What will we know 50 years from now?

Couldn't agree more mate! The auxiliary got to do 99% of the frontier patrolling, border wars, and were generally less likely to have noble fops foisted on them as staff officers…I reckon they'd have been as least as good as the Legion troops…the Western and Northern Cohorts at least….

Personal logo legatushedlius Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 2:08 p.m. PST

Forgotten the Wargames Factory ones! They look surprisingly OK painted..

abelp0105 Jan 2013 2:18 p.m. PST

Yes, Scott MacPhee did a bang-up job on them on his blog:

link

Niiiice!

Puster06 Jan 2013 5:28 a.m. PST

I have a huge amount of WF Legionaries, and when build with care (many needes greenstuffing) they look pretty good in units.
I am sure these will offer a nice addition for the front ranks, if the size is compatible.

Suetonius Paullinus06 Jan 2013 6:43 a.m. PST

In all honesty I think those are going to be a lot nicer than the WF ones.
So yes, I'm in for a Legion or two :-)
I only hope this new range will get the same attention as their EIRs.
Several plastic releases and supporting metals.

Bring 'em on

Cheers

SP

Personal logo Jamesonsafari Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 6:49 p.m. PST

Personally, I would rather have had figures for the Teutoburg Forest period, which don't exist at all in 28mm.

Lorica segmenta has been found at the battle site, so it was obviously in use before the Varus disaster.

Or if you like the stereotypical 'Augustan' look then you could easily clip the oval scutum yourself.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 9:14 a.m. PST

"In all honesty I think those are going to be a lot nicer than the WF ones."

Agreed 100%. The WF stuff is fine if you are on a really tight budget but I personally don't care for them and rather look forward to seeing these.

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 11:38 a.m. PST

I have an army of the WF plastics, and while they look fine painted and in units, at first look there is no comparsion! Hopefully they are comparable in size, so I can add a cohort of two of these guys!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 11:59 a.m. PST

Dang tempting. My favorite Roman period.

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