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Contents: 12 figures & 12 horses
Poses: 4 poses, 2 horse poses
Material: Plastic
Color: Light Tan

Cement assembly, paint required (cement & paint not included)

As with so much else concerning ancient history, debate continues to rage over the nature of Imperial Roman cavalry during what is generally termed the late empire period. It would seem that the relatively minor role of the early Imperial age had gradually become more important as the army turned from one of conquest to one of protecting the existing frontiers & only venturing outside for punitive raids. With the large area to cover, the mobility of cavalry was clearly useful.

Such cavalry would have commonly held the spears & swords we find in this collection of figures. All the weapons are provided as separate pieces which fit into the ring or cupped hands.

Although in theory Roman soldiers drew their supplies from state sources, in reality this system often broke down, particularly at times of civil war, or when operating in remote regions for prolonged periods. So it seems common for there to be almost no uniformity with such men, and all those in this set are pleasingly varied in their costume.

Cavalry spears were light & could be thrown if necessary, although were probably more often a close-quarter weapon.

Happily the two horse poses are also pretty good. The harness all looks OK, although much of this is hidden by the extensive armour which both animals have in abundance.

The sculpting is pretty good, with plenty of decent detail. All the weapons fit the necessary hands well. The men sit quite well on the horses, but will need gluing to stay put. The quality of the mould is perfect – there is no hint of flash anywhere.

These are nicely sculpted figures & horses, well produced & in useful poses.

This appraisal is supplied care of Plastic Soldier Review.

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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