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PA6001-8: 8x 28mm Scale Roman Legionaries with Gladius cast figures



  • Roman Wars - Roman Legionaries with sword x8 cast figures
  • Roman Wars - Roman Legionaries with sword x8 cast figures
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$19.01 (inc V.A.T.) $15.46 (exc V.A.T.)
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PA6001-8
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Product Description

These are eight 28mm scale metal 1st Century Roman Legionaries wielding short swords. Alternatively you can buy the moulds for these Roman Legionaries. Officers are available as cast figures.

There were approximately 5500 legionaries in every Roman Legion around the 1st Century CE. Within each Legion there were subgroups that were smaller and smaller, this lead to fierce loyalty of their comrades and to their commander, often superseding even the loyalty to the Roman Emperor himself. This resulted in rebellions at times when a strong and ambitious commander rejected the authority of the current emperor.

Legionaries were extremely tough fighters, well trained and relatively well armed. Their greatest strength was their cohesion and discipline when facing enemies that relied on more individualistic attack strategies. This meant that the Legion was stronger than just the numbers of Legionaries within would account for. They were also flexible enough to change tactics depending on their opponents so they could adapt to new threats.

A gladius was a short stabbing sword and the Legionary's primary weapon. In combination with a shield wall, the short sword was used to quickly injure or kill the enemy with low risk of getting stuck in their bodies or shields and pulled out of their hands.

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