15mm Caesar’s army (Marian Roman) AVAILABLE NOW!


Alea iacta est!
The conquest of Gaul, the invasion of Britain, the Civil War, Spartacus revolt:
a well researched, high quality and comprehensive range for the most exciting period of Roman history!

The sheer size of the time and events covered by this period is truly epic: Gaius Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Quintus Sertorius, Gaius Marius, Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Marcus Antonius, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa,, Octavian Augustus; the conquest of Gaul, the invasion of Britain, the Civil War, Spartacus slave revolt, Sertorian Wars, Germanic invasions, the Mithridatic War, the Social War; the Siege of Alesia, the Battle of Dyrrhachium, Pharsalus, Aquae Sextiae, Chaeronea, Carrhae, Actium, Ruspina, Thapsus, Munda... Accordingly we decided it needed an equally epic treatment!

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  • Some of the best miniatures already available for this period sadly don't mix well with others... Ours are "standard" 15mm and designed to be fully compatible with other top quality 15mm figures like Essex and Corvus Belli.

Historical Accuracy: painstakingly researched all our figures accurately reproduce the historic subject according to the very latest research and archeological evidence.

Quality: all our figures are exquisitely sculpted by the very talented Marco Campagna (who also made most of our other figures) or by myself. All are full of deeply carved or raised details to ensure the best possible result with the minimum painting effort. We use a very high quality lead free pewter alloy that is extremely tough and resilient, much harder than the soft lead based alloys you may be familiar with... it doesn't bend as easily and it won't break even if bent and straightened back for many, many times!

Variety and Subjects: there are 4 different poses for all foot and 3 different poses for all mounted packs (unless specified otherwise), and all these poses are entirely different, not just small variations of the same figure! All packs are designed to fit a specific troop type as recognized by all major rule systems.

Convenience and Format: all our figures are available in small inexpensive packs so you can get only what you really need. All figures are cast in one piece with only the horses being separate: no fiddley bits to attach! All figures come in packs of 8 foot or 4 mounted unless otherwise specified.

This range has been sculpted by M. Campagna and C. Berni and it currently cover all core and most auxiliary troops, but we plan to expand it even further... eventually we hope to cover every aspect of the subject, including baggage train with pack mules and handlers, praetorian guard, siege troops and equipment, legionaries in winter clothing, casualties, armed slaves, herders and bandits for servile wars, testudo and more!

Appropriate horses are provided at random out of nearly a dozen different poses to maximize variation!

Shield transfers from LBMS specifically made for this range are available in six different styles!

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Wondering how the Roman Republican army changed after the Marian reforms? Watch this video!Germanic Tribes




Code: AUC1
15mm Roman Legionaries in fatigue dress digging

Probably the most common chore of the Roman legionary apart of marching was engineering work, which mainly meant digging and moving ground. The army not only built a new camp every day, but was responsible for almost all the main civil engineering groundwork; while it was specialized teams that built roads, bridges, aqueducts, harbours and walls, even before any such work could start the terrain needed to be cleared and leveled, a truly massive undertaking without modern engines and tools! Enter the army: you may think digging 6 miles of trench by hand is quite a job, but that's only because you are not familiar with just how much dirt ten thousand shovels can move in half an hour!


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Code: AUC2
15mm Roman Legionaries in fatigue dress removing rocks and soil

Despite popular beliefs and stylistic conventions Roman Legionaries would not normally work in full combat gear, especially in warm climates! Although there certainly were such instances those were exceptions, normally legionaries will strip to their tunic which were further hold up by making a knot behind the back and often slipped one arm out for max freedom of movement. Due to the very slow pace at which fashion changed in ancient times and the small scale of these figures they are also suitable for a wide variety of roles from the earliest recorded history until well into the middle ages!


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Code: AUC3
15mm Roman mounted command (Tribune, Cornicen, Vexillarius)

The army's senior officers, including its commanders-in-chief, would not normally be in the front ranks fighting, but would still ride on the battlefield among their troops to raise morale. The army would generally be commanded by a Consul or his Legate (the equivalent of a modern general officer). The second-in-command to the legate was the tribunus laticlavius or 'broad-stripe' tribune (named after the width of the stripe used to demarcate him on his tunic and toga), usually a young man of Senatorial rank. He was given this position to learn and watch the actions of the legate but they often found themselves leading their unit in the absence of a legate. Only men of Senatorial rank could be given an army to command, and only Equites (members of the Roman knightly order) were eligible to serve as its senior officers.


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Code: AUC4
15mm Roman Equites

Polybius tells us (6. 25. 7) that the Roman Republican cavalry originally used shields made ox-hide and similar in shape to the popanum, the round, bossed cake used in sacrifices. There were not firm enough to be used effectively in attack and once wet, their leather covering tended to peel off. Consequently they started to copy “Greek cavalry shields”. These however never really supplanted the traditional “popanum” shields entirely, these continue to be shown on Imperial coins and indeed they seem to have resurging in popularity under Augustus.


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Code: AUC5
15mm Roman Legionary foot command (Tribune, Primus pilo, Aquilifer, Tubicines)

After the Marian reforms a Roman legion comprised ten cohorts, known simply as "first cohort", "second cohort" etc. The commanding officer of the First Cohort, the Primus Pilus or Senior Centurion, was the highest ranking centurion in a legion. The First Cohort also carried the legion's standard and the legionary Eagle into battle as it was considered to be the most senior and prestigious.


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Code: AUC6
15mm Roman Legionaries standing with pila

After 107 BC, all citizens, regardless of their wealth or social class, were made eligible for entry into the Roman army. This move formalised and concluded a gradual process that had been growing for centuries, of removing property requirements for military service. The distinction between hastati, principes and triarii, which had already become blurred, was officially removed; legionary infantry now formed a homogeneous force of heavy infantry. These legionaries were almost exclusively drawn from citizen ranks; non-citizen would serve in auxiliary units of infantry and cavalry which had not yet been regularised and were still equipped and fought in their own native styles.


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Code: AUC7
15mm Roman Legionaries throwing pila (Montefortino helmet)

Legionaries were now uniformly armed with pilum and short sword and protected by mail shirt and oval scutum. Troops often carried two pila, one being lighter than the other. Standard tactics called for legionaries to throw one of them (or both if time permitted) at the enemy, just before charging to engage with the gladius. The intended effect of the pila throw was to disrupt the enemy formation by attrition and by causing gaps to appear in its protective shield wall.


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Code: AUC8
15mm Roman Legionaries advancing (Montefortino helmet and gladius Hispaniensis)

"The Roman panoply is first a thureos shield - of which the width of the curved surface is 5 half-feet, the length 4 feet, the (thickness) at the rim besides being a palaeste (1/4 feet) - made of a double planked (surface) made firm with bull-glue, a layer of linen/cloth and after these calf hide is wrapped up over the outer surface. Around the rim, on the upper and lower parts, it has an iron rim, making it safe against the downward cut of swords and to fix in the ground. An iron boss is also attached on it, which protects against the strikes of stones, sarissae spears and the very violent arrows."
Aemilius Paulus (legendary, died 160 B.C.E.) By Plutarch - Written 75 A.C.E.


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Code: AUC9
15mm Roman Legionaries advancing (Coolus helmet and short Mainz gladius)

The earlier Gladius Hispaniensis, which was used since the Punic Wars, had a slight "leaf-blade" curvature. This was the largest and heaviest of the gladii, with the longest blade and more pronounced leaf-shape compared to the other forms. The Mainz variety came into use later on the Northern frontier, it had a shorter and wider blade and a triangular point. It eventually became the standard sword in Imperial times. The Coolus and Montefortino types of helmet (which co-existed) were produced from brass, bronze or iron and like many other elements of the legionary equipment descended from Celtic helmet design.


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Code: AUC10
15mm Roman Unarmoured Legionaries / Raw or lightened legion / Antesignani

Often the need to gain a numerical advantage resulted in hastily raised and poorly equipped units taking the field to bolster the size of the army. Such newly recruited raw legionaries were usually kept back in reserve or to defend the camp. At times legionaries voluntarily discarded their heavy lorica hamata to run, march faster over extended periods or cross difficult terrain. Antesignani were elite legionnaires trained to fight outside the heavy infantry’s battle formation in a support role. They were Armed with spears, several light javelins and retained the gladius and the shield, but they were more lightly armoured to increase mobility. For all these cases these figures are just perfect! Can also be used for "imitation legionaries".


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Code: AUC11
15mm Gallic Cavalry with spears

This period saw the large-scale expansion of native forces employed to complement the legions, made up of numeri ("units") recruited from tribes within Rome's controlled territory and neighbouring allied tribes. Always chronically short of cavalry, large numbers of heavy and light mounted warriors were recruited in Spain, Gaul, Germany, Numidia and Thrace. These native units were not integrated with the legions, but retained their own traditional leadership, organisation, armour and weapons.


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Code: AUC12
15mm Gallic Cavalry with swords

From the De Bello Gallico, it is known that Julius Caesar had a Germanic bodyguard (although he may well not have been the first Roman general who did) which was most likely equipped with Roman and Gallic armour and was probably even been somehow coerced in using Gallic saddles which would have gave them a distinct practical advantage. Caesar makes clear that the Germans scorned such aids as a sign of weakness: “in their eyes it is the height of effeminacy and shame to use a saddle and they do not hesitate to engage the largest force of cavalry riding saddled horses, however small their own number may be.” As well as adding variety to the gallic cavalry ranks these figures are perfect if you believe that the famous personal loyalty to their leader took precedence over tradition!


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Code: AUC13
15mm Celtiberian Scutari

Celtiberians were widely recognized as the best peninsular warriors, this is what Silius Italicus has to say of them: "The Celts, who have added to their name that of the Hiberi, came also. To these men death in battle is glorious; and they consider it a crime to burn the body of such a warrior; for they believe that the soul goes up to the gods in heaven, if the body is devoured on the field by the hungry vulture". (Diodorus say of Celtiberians:"They wear rough black cloaks made of wool similar to goat's."..."cover their legs with furs, their heads with bronze helms topped by purpureal plumes (crests?). The have double edged swords of iron of excellent quality, and also daggers a palm long...")


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Code: AUC14
15mm Balearic Funditores (slingers)

Of all the mercenary slinger the Balearians were regarded as the absolute best, having been trained for this from early boyhood. It is said that Balearic mothers did not allow their sons to eat until they had knocked their bread off a wall from a fair distance away. The slings they used were made from hair and animal sinew and, as adult warriors, each slinger carried three types for use at different ranges. Many slingers standing together produced a wave of shot that pierced armour and shattered bone, making them deadlier than even the very best archers. In fact, the Roman general Lucius Aemilius Paullus took a mortal wound to the head from slingshot during the opening minutes of the catastrophic Battle of Cannae.


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Code: AUC15
15mm Iberian Command (2 foot + 2 mounted)

The Iberian peninsula was one of the main sources of non-Italian troops in the late Republic and one of the most prized. When Gaius Julius Caesar arrived as Governor in the province of Baetica or Hispania Ulterior, as it was called in 61 BC, he immediately enlisted a new legion of spaniards, none other than the much famed 10th Legion that played a crucial part in the Gallic Wars, fighting under Caesar in virtually every battle. However During the late Republic, non-Italian troops were not enlisted in the legions but added as separate units which were generally led by their own native chiefs, and their internal organisation was left to their own commanders.


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Code: AUC16
15mm Iberian Caetrati

The Caetratii traditionally made up the majority of troops in Iberian armies. They were multi-purpose light infantry that filled several support roles, including fighting alongside the cavalry. Caetratii were named after their unique style of fight with the curved heavy-tipped "falcata" sword and the small, bossed buckler the Romans called "caetra". They were also highly skilled with an heavy all-iron javelin (in the Iberian language it was known as "saunion" but it is better known by its Roman name: "soliferrum") an extremely effective heavy javelin. The weight and the density of the weapon's iron shaft, its small diameter and its narrow tip gave the soliferrum excellent armor-piercing capacity at close range and enabled it to penetrate even the heaviest shields.


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Code: AUC17
15mm Iberian Light Horse (randomly armed with javelin or falcata)

Iberian cavalry were certainly trained and equipped to fight en masse during the Punic wars (Polybios 3.65.6). The ancient writer Strabo described Hispanic troops wearing helmets with three crests, and there are also references to elaborate horse tack. Very little of the above still applied in the last Century BC however, although Iberians mercenaries were always highly regarded by the Romans because being used to constant tribal warfare they were very skilled and resolute warriors.


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Code: AUC18
15mm Numidian command (2 foot + 2 mounted)

At the end of the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), Massinissa, king of the Massylii, defeated Syphax of the Masaesyli and unified Numidia into one kingdom. The kingdom began as a sovereign state but by 112 BC, Jugurtha (an illegitimate grandson of Massinissa) incurred the wrath of Rome by killing some Roman businessmen. War ensued and Jugurtha was executed by the Romans in 104 BC, after being paraded through the streets in Gaius Marius' Triumph. After the death of Jugurtha the kingdom alternated between being a Roman province and a Roman client state. For centuries thereafter the Roman army employed Numidian mercenaries, in particular light cavalry mustered in separate units (equites Numidarum or Maurorum).


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Code: AUC19
15mm Numidian Light Horse

Numidian horsemen rode without saddles or bridles, controlling their mounts with a simple rope around their horse' neck. They had no form of bodily protection except for a round leather shield, and their main weapon were javelins in addition to a short sword. Due to their expert horsemanship and agility, as well as their lack of armor or heavy weaponry, they were most suitable for harassing tactics, charging in loose formation and lobbing their javelins before wheeling off to escape the enemy's counterattack. This harassing tactic, while rarely decisive, could be extremely frustrating to a less mobile enemy, as experienced by Julius Caesar's soldiers during the latter's invasion of Africa. At the same time they were generally unable to stand their ground against heavier types of cavalry, in one incident during the aforementioned African invasion thirty of Caesar's Gallic horsemen drove off a much larger force of Moorish cavalry, while in another a squadron of Caesar's Iberian horsemen routed a large body of Labienus's Numidians, while his Gallic and Germanic horsemen stood their ground.


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Code: AUC20
15mm Numidian Javelinmen

The javelin is among the oldest weapons in human hands. Equipped with javelins, leather shield and little else, these skirmishers would come from the poorer classes and the youngest and bravest of warriors out to make a name for themselves. They harried their opposite numbers and peppered hoplite phalanxes before quickly retreating. This was the typical tactic of all unarmoured, javelin-armed troops: to engage at range and then fall back behind more heavily-armoured infantry, or continue attacks while trying to stay just out of reach of the enemy.


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Code: AUC21
15mm Numidian Funditores (slingers)

The slings of the funditores discharged their missiles with so much force, that neither buckler nor helmet could resist them. Whenever possible instead of stones lead bullets were used, which carried much more penetration power, increased range and also precision, being all of the exact weight and size.


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Code: AUC22
15mm Numidian Light Horse (1 piece)

Mainly intended to provide variation for your Numidian light cavalry units, the figures in this pack are cast with the rider and the horse together in a single piece. This allow for different, more dynamic poses and since they don't require any assembly are also the most convenient option, just a quick cleaning and they are ready to paint! Each pack include four different figures out of nearly a dozen pose variations.


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Code: AUC23
15mm Ligurian Spearmen

The Ligurians, or Ligures as they are called in ancient sources, were a pre-Indo-European people, perhaps a collection of peoples of varying origins, who gave their name to Liguria, a region of north-western Italy. But in ancient times “Ligurians” were called all the tribes living from the mouth of the Arno River in present-day northwestern Italy, along coastal southern France, to the mouth of the Ebro River in present-day northeastern spain, and on the island of Corsica. They spoke the old Ligurian language which is generally believed to have been an Indo-European language with both Italic and particularly strong Celtic influences.


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Code: AUC24
15mm Ligurian Command

According to Plutarch, the “Ligurians” called themselves Ambrones, which could indicate a relationship with the Ambrones of northern Europe. Strabo tells us they were of a different race from the Celts (by which he means Gauls), who inhabited the rest of the Alps, though they resembled them in their mode of life. Lucan in his Pharsalia (c. 61 AD) described ancient Ligurian tribes as being long-haired, and their hair a shade of auburn (a reddish-brown): ...Ligurian tribes, now shorn, in ancient days First of the long-haired nations, on whose necks Once flowed the auburn locks in pride supreme. Hard to believe at least some of those “now shorn” proud warriors would not still wear long hair!


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Code: AUC25
15mm Rhaetian Infantry

Rhaetian foot were regarded as prized mercenaries because of their proficiency with a heavy iron throwing spear called a gaesum. Rhaetians later appear in great number in the horse guard under Antoninus Pius. Emperor Hadrian must have also thought highly of them and their skill with the heavy gaesum spear because he raised a special 1000 strong Cohors Gaesatorum.


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Code: AUC26
15mm Illyrian Infantry

Illyrians were renowned warriors, according to ancient sources. They were known as skilled craftsman and shipbuilders in ancient times and controlled much of the Adriatic and Ionian Sea using their numerous warships. Illyrians had effective weapons such as the sica, a curved-tip sword that originated in Illyria and was eventually adopted all over the Balkans and used later by the Romans. The Illyrian tribes had been already heavily Celticized by the time Romans conquered Illyria in 168 BC and the equipment of our figures reflects this.


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Code: AUC27
15mm Germanic Cavalry

Caesar had already begun to recruit German cavalry in 51BC, using four hundred of them at Noviodunum, and when the following year Vercingetorix revolt spread to the Aedui tribe, Rome's oldest allies in Gaul, he was forced to hire more cavalry and light infantry from across the Rhine. Caesar later became famous for keeping a Germanic personal bodyguard (although he may well not have been the first Roman general who did). He certainly wasn't the last one as the Roman Imperial German Bodyguard, also called the Germanic bodyguard, (Latin: Germani corporis custodes or Germani corpore custodes, in the literary sources also called the numerus Batavorum or cohors Germanorum) become a personal, imperial guards unit for all the Roman emperors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty!


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Code: DTS6
15mm Germanic Light Foot

During the war against Ariovistus, the Germans exhibited a curious tactic in which a man would run alongside the horse, using the mane to keep up. This afforded it the opportunity to intersperse cavalry with infantry at will in battle and caused Ceasar great headaches. If your favourite rules allow you to support your German cavalry with light foot these figures using only light wicker shields and fur jackets as protection are just perfect!

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Code: AUC28
15mm Thracian or Kappadokian Light Horse

The Odrysian kingdom of Thrace became a Roman client kingdom c. 20 BC, while the Greek city-states on the Black Sea coast came under Roman control, first as civitates foederatae ("allied" cities with internal autonomy). The alopekis foxskin cap traditionally associated with Thracians in the earlier centuries went out of fashion with the Greek and Roman encroachments on Thrace.


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Code: AUC29
15mm Thracian Thureophoroi

"First marched the Thracians, who, he himself tells us, inspired him with most terror; they were of great stature, with bright and glittering shields and black frocks under them, their legs armed with greaves, and they brandished, as they moved, straight and heavily-ironed spears over their right shoulders."
Aemilius Paulus (legendary, died 160 B.C.E.) By Plutarch Written 75 A.C.E.


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Code: AUC30
15mm Celtiberian Cavalry

Traditionally the Celtiberians used the horse mainly as a vehicle to get to and from the place of battle, but not often riding in the actual battle. Celtiberian mounts were even trained to kneel and remain silent, so as not to betray warriors plotting an ambush. After the Roman Republic expanded its control over Hispania things quickly changed; even in the days of the Empire Spain was regarded as a squalid backwater: most of its people lived in a state of poverty and misery and service in mercenary cavalry units must have appealed to many young Spaniards indeed. Spain was second only to Gaul in the number of recruits it provided for the Romans, most of them serving in the cavalry wings.


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Code: AUC31
15mm Ligurian Axemen

The Ligures seem to have been ready to engage as mercenary troops in the service of others. Ligurian auxiliaries are already mentioned in the army of the Carthaginian general Hamilcar in 480 BC. Greek leaders in Sicily continued to recruit their mercenary forces from the same quarter as late as the time of Agathocles. The Ligures fought long and hard against the Romans, but as a result of these hostilities many were displaced from their homeland and eventually assimilated into Roman culture during the 2nd century BC. Roman sources describe the Ligurians as smaller framed than the Gauls, but physically stronger, more ferocious and fiercer as warriors, hence their reputation as mercenary troops.


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Code: AUC32
15mm Roman Legionaries marching with sarcina

Following the reforms of Marius, Legionaries were expected to carry much of their rations and equipment themselves. This was done to reduce the size of the baggage train and increase the mobility of the army by allowing the soldiers to move strategically (i.e. quickly) independently of the train. Such was the load of the soldiers that they became known as Marius' Mules. The appearance of the marching pack (called "sarcina") is known from illustrations on Trajan's Column. A legionary's sarcina was carried on a state-issued pole called a furca and would have included among the rest a loculus (a satchel) with personal onjects, a cloak, cooking pot, patera (mess tin), a net with fresh food to complement his rations, and of course all his weapons and armour, including the shield which was carried in a protective leather cover (tegimen).


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Code: AUC33
15mm Numidian Light Horse (ring hand + separate javelin)

Just perfect to add yet more variation for your Numidian light cavalry units (we know you need lots of these guys!), the figures in this pack are cast without weapon and with separate horse. This require a little more assembly work but allow for the most dramatic and realistic poses. Pewter javelins are included. Each pack include four different figures out of nearly a dozen pose variations.


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Code: AUC35
15mm Roman Cohortal foot command (Centurio, Optio, Signifer, Cornicen)

Centurions gradually rose in seniority within their own cohort, commanding centuries with higher precedence, until achieving the command of the senior century and therefore of the whole cohort. Centurions often suffered heavy casualties in battle, generally leading from the front and seeking to display the skill and courage that would bring them up in rank. They could be identified by the transverse crest on their helmet, their metal greaves and (unlike the legionaries) the sword worn on the left, like all Roman officers. Below the centurions were the optiones, seconds-in-command of centuries and the most likely men to replace the centurion if the position became vacant. An optio's armour would be like those of the common legionary and he would have his gladius on the right not left side. The identifying part would be the plumes of horse hair or feathers on either side of his helmet.


Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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Figures sculpted by M. Campagna and C. Berni
Painted samples coming soon!


Code: REP-1
15mm LBMS transfer sheets specifically designed for this range!

Just perfect to save time and give you that standard regimental look impossible to achieve by hand. These super detailed transfers of the highest quality have been designed by the very talented Mr. Hales specifically to fit our range roman shields! Detailed instructions for LBMS transfers are available on Steve's website here.


Pack of 49 transfers: EURO€ 5.00
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Code: REP-2
15mm LBMS transfer sheets specifically designed for this range!

Just perfect to save time and give you that standard regimental look impossible to achieve by hand. These super detailed transfers of the highest quality have been designed by the very talented Mr. Hales specifically to fit our range roman shields! Detailed instructions for LBMS transfers are available on Steve's website here.


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Code: REP-3
15mm LBMS transfer sheets specifically designed for this range!

Just perfect to save time and give you that standard regimental look impossible to achieve by hand. These super detailed transfers of the highest quality have been designed by the very talented Mr. Hales specifically to fit our range roman shields! Detailed instructions for LBMS transfers are available on Steve's website here.


Pack of 49 transfers: EURO€ 5.00
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Code: REP-4
15mm LBMS transfer sheets specifically designed for this range!

Just perfect to save time and give you that standard regimental look impossible to achieve by hand. These super detailed transfers of the highest quality have been designed by the very talented Mr. Hales specifically to fit our range roman shields! Detailed instructions for LBMS transfers are available on Steve's website here.


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Code: REP-5
15mm LBMS transfer sheets specifically designed for this range!

Just perfect to save time and give you that standard regimental look impossible to achieve by hand. These super detailed transfers of the highest quality have been designed by the very talented Mr. Hales specifically to fit our range roman shields! Detailed instructions for LBMS transfers are available on Steve's website here.


Pack of 49 transfers: EURO€ 5.00
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Code: REP-6
15mm LBMS transfer sheets specifically designed for this range!

Just perfect to save time and give you that standard regimental look impossible to achieve by hand. These super detailed transfers of the highest quality have been designed by the very talented Mr. Hales specifically to fit our range roman shields! Detailed instructions for LBMS transfers are available on Steve's website here.


Pack of 49 transfers: EURO€ 5.00
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15mm Marian Roman army for DBA 3.0

Code: DBAII-49

Save and get everything you need for a DBA 3.0 Marian Roman army!
This DBA army pack contains at least 47 figures (some handy spares are normally included!) of which 36 are on foot and 11 mounted, including Commands.
Include enough figures for most common options: 1x 3Cv Gen, 2x 3Cv, 7x 4Bd (including a foot Gen), 1x 4Ax, 1x 2LH and 2x 2Ps (14 elements in all) plus 2 tent models, accessories and figures to use as camp!


DBA 3.0 II/49 - MARIAN ROMAN 105 BC - 25 BC
47 figures (14 elements) + camp army Pack: EURO€ 42.65

(regular price EURO 47.50 SAVE OVER 10%!)
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This is a model kit of a Roman Marching Camp set based on our "HOPPIDUS" modular system for ancient fortifications and designed specifically to be used with DBA rules. This set contains a selection of all the modules you need to recreate this temporary fortification, such as those made by the army every evening when camping. The complete set as shown above consist of a base formed by two corner sections of low embankment elements, which leave a full module frontage (40mm) gap, four sections of sudes stakes and a trunk with spikes to close the gap itself. Two supports are also supplied to hold the spiked trunk.
Sudes is Latin for stake or pike. They were part of the standard Imperial legionary equipment and presumably used as a perimeter defense of an encampment. Also termed valles, they were wooden stakes 4 to 5 feet long, tapered to points at both ends with a cut out "handgrip" in the middle. They may also have been used to create a palisade or picket defense in front of a position prior to an enemy's expected charge or attack. These stakes are often incorrectly termed Pila Muralis or "Wall Spear" which instead probably was a particularly heavy javelin made for throwing down from walls. Experiments that show them to be easily pulled out if used as a fence are all done by driving them into a finished rampart, but more likely they were inserted into the rampart as it was built and the soil packed around them, so that half their length was buried. This way they would still reach up beyond the bottom edge of a defender's shield, and be much harder for an attacker to pull out; we've therefore chosen to represent them in this way.

All the products in the fortifications range are supplied unpainted in kit and require assembly.
This kit include all the modules required to make a legal 120x40mm DBA camp large enough to hold an element of camp followers in the courtyard. It includes 9 parts, basic assembly instructions, guidelines and painting examples. Please note that the kit does not include (but does need) a base like that shown in the picture. You can make one yourself easily enough, so we didn't felt it was the case to charge you for a rectangular piece of cardboard!

HOPPIDUS is a truly modular system, and all elements of this set are compatible with the rest of the range. This means you can also add more elements from the complete HOPPIDUS range to expand and customize this basic set, for example adding the other three sides on a separate base, to make a completely enclosed fortified perimeter that can be used for a scenario game or as a Build Up Area... Just remember you can pick and choose any combination of modules you like, and we're here to help you at any time, so just e-mail us for any special requirements!

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15mm Plain cast kit (needs assembly and painting): EURO€ 16.50
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Finished camps painted and ready to play: available on commission order; contact us for details!















Code: 15LEG

The contubernium was the smallest organized unit of soldiers in the Roman Army and was comprised of eight legionaries, comparable to the modern squad. Two "servants" (actually comparable to modern support troops) were assigned to each contubernium. They were responsible for the care of the pack mules, making sure the legionaries had water during the march and often had special skills like blacksmithing or carpentry. Ten contubernia were grouped into a centuria. Soldiers of a contubernium shared a tent, and were rewarded or punished together. This 15mm tent is designed to be used as a baggage element for any Roman army camp and fits on a standard 40x40mm DBM baggage base. It's accurately sized according to the sources that all agree it was 10 by 10 roman feet, and 5 feet tall.

15LEG is available in three finish: simple plain cast, as it comes out of the mold; cleaned and primed, based and ready to paint; or as a finished DBM baggage element, painted, based and flocked to the very same standard you see in the picture!

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Plain cast: EURO€ 3.50
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Cleaned, based and primed: EURO€ 5.50
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Code: 15LEG-b

This is a variation of the basic legionary tent. 15LEG has fine grooves designed to catch the color when you wash the model with a dark shade, these grooves can also be used as guides to glue actual strings in place.
15LEG-b comes with raised lines instead, which are designed to catch the color when you drybrush a light tone. It is also shown open on one side. In all other respects it is the same as 15leg.

15LEG-b is available in three finish: simple plain cast, as it comes out of the mold; cleaned and primed, based and ready to paint; or as a finished DBM baggage element, painted, based and flocked to the very same standard you see in the picture!

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Cleaned, based and primed: EURO€ 5.50
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Code: 15PRT

this is the Praetorium, the legionary camp HQ tent. 15prt is based on the relief of Trajan column and other similar references and it's sized to be as large as possible to still fit on a single 40x40 base. In a legionary camp there would be several other tents like this as well as for the general's HQ, each military Tribune and each Prefect would have his own.

15PRT is available in two finish: simple plain cast, as it comes out of the mold; or cleaned, based and primed, ready to paint. We regret we are unable to offer this item as a stock finished element, painted and based. However we may occasionally offer some painted and based sample as promotion on e-bay; just let us know if you want to receive a short note when this happens.
We do accept commission painting on this item, we can paint it to your description and requirements. The time required would be approximately six weeks for a 1-8 elements order. Price starts around EURO€ 18.00 per piece, but it really depends on the amount of detail the color scheme demands; just contact us for a free quote with no obligation whatsoever!

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Plain cast: EURO€ 3.50
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Cleaned, based and primed: EURO€ 5.50
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Logistics

For further detailing your Roman camp and baggage scenes we suggest to use
Code LGS1, Code LGS2, Code LGS3 and Code LGS7