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« on: 11 January 2012, 03:20:03 AM »

After a short delay, here's the first lot of releases for 2012!  

This month's shiny additions come in the form of the Republican Romans, which were previewed on our Forum some time ago.  With these now available, you can get one half of your Punic War's ready, just in time for the Cathaginians which will be following on shortly.  And if you're not sure what you need, why not go for our handy Republican Roman Army Pack, giving you all the basics you need to get started!

Republican Romans - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/Ancients-c9/NEW-Republican-Roman-NEW-sc278/
(All packs contain 30 foot/15 cavalry, priced at £3.50)
ARR1 - Foot command
ARR2 - Hastatii, pilum
ARR3 - Principes, pilum/sword
ARR4 - Triarii, spear
ARR5 - Velites, javelin
ARR6 - Light archers



ARR7 - Heavy archers
ARR8 - Slingers
ARR9 - Italian Allies
ARR10 - Roman Cavalry



Republican Roman Army Pack
Contains:
2 x ARR2
1 1/2 x ARR3
1 x ARR4,10
1/2 x ARR1,5,6
(7 packs total)  £22.00


Hope you like them!

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« Reply #1 on: 11 January 2012, 03:41:11 AM »

Awesome  Thumbs up Thumbs up
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« Reply #2 on: 11 January 2012, 07:44:07 AM »

Those cav look breathtaking..  Thumbs up

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« Reply #3 on: 11 January 2012, 11:54:57 AM »

Now then, do I go early or late Roman - then again my opponent has Macedonians with no one to fight them.
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« Reply #4 on: 11 January 2012, 05:18:06 PM »

Reckon that wqould make it Early then !!

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« Reply #5 on: 11 January 2012, 05:28:04 PM »

They look really nice, more temptation.

What is the make up of the Calvary pack, as it looks like officer, standard and 1 trooper, which if that is the ratio in the pack it will be a bit standard bearer heavy.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 January 2012, 05:57:34 PM »

What is the make up of the Calvary pack, as it looks like officer, standard and 1 trooper, which if that is the ratio in the pack it will be a bit standard bearer heavy.

It'll be the same as our current packs, 13 troopers, 1 officer, 1 standard.
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« Reply #7 on: 11 January 2012, 05:58:28 PM »

Fantastic figures.

I still reckon those shields are too small though.

Republican shields were not just rounded off edge versions of later empire scutums.

See this version made at Swansea



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« Reply #8 on: 11 January 2012, 06:18:13 PM »

Oh goody, something else to keep me away from my ongoing 10mm WW2 German-Soviet project...  Wink

Rulebook and Osprey Republican Roman Army book have now been pulled out in preparation for the arrival of another Pendraken postal package.  Smiley

Perhaps the Falkland Islands release could be delayed?  Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: 11 January 2012, 06:21:05 PM »

Just a quick note, we've amended the army pack to include 1/2 a pack of Velites, in place of some of the Principes.

I still reckon those shields are too small though.

Republican shields were not just rounded off edge versions of later empire scutums.

I've had a quick Google, and there seems to be quite a variation in the sizes of the shields on other manufacturers, from a full floor to chin size, through to the smaller shin to neck protection like ours.  I've not got my Osprey to hand though to check the pics in there.

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« Reply #10 on: 11 January 2012, 07:20:03 PM »

  I've not got my Osprey to hand though to check the pics in there.

No...You haven't Leon...That's 'cos I've still got it....And from what I can 'research' there IS quite a potential difference....Depends on which 'tome' you chose to believe I guess.
Even the different Osprey books covering the relevant period show variations...(Just as Leon mentions)....So who knows for an absolute certainty.... Wink

At the end of the day, something made in Swansea in 2004 has as much relevance as the osprey books....How tall was the average Roman soldier ?....How tall is the chap in the photo ?...We just don't know for certain, do we ?

Cheers - Phil

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« Reply #11 on: 11 January 2012, 07:28:19 PM »

At the end of the day, something made in Swansea in 2004 has as much relevance as the osprey books....How tall was the average Roman soldier ?....How tall is the chap in the photo ?...We just don't know for certain, do we ?

I agree Phil - from that fella's paper [here: http://www.swan.ac.uk/grst/student%20papers/Roman%20Rep%20shield.htm ] he says that the source shield (the Kasr-el-Harit scutum) measures 120cm x 64cm...if I put 120cm on my tape measure from the bottom of my chin [a la pic of the Principes] it reaches to the middle of my shin - and I'm 5'6"...so I reckon they're fine  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 11 January 2012, 08:28:47 PM »

Thanks Nik.

Cheers - Phil.
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« Reply #13 on: 11 January 2012, 08:47:26 PM »

"Perhaps the Falkland Islands release could be delayed?" Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Bugger OFF Wink Cheesy Grin Wink
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« Reply #14 on: 11 January 2012, 08:54:38 PM »

Even the different Osprey books covering the relevant period show variations...(Just as Leon mentions)....So who knows for an absolute certainty.... Wink

Anyone who's done any actual archaeology or primary source historical research has to know how little these things are actually standardised.

I mean the colour of the British WWII uniform varied wildly for goodness sake!

And remember that much of what we know about these things comes from a very few sources, so who knows what these things really looked like?   Cheesy

Ultimately then it'll come down to pedantry (not in a bad way) and what the individual customer is willing to accept for themselves.

PErsonally i think these look jolly nice indeed.

Having seen the greens on these (i think?) it seems to me it must be really satisfying to sculpt these little chaps up and then see them cast as a range.

Well done all concerned.   Rock on!
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