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Death on the street or Decius Metellus is investigating

Currently I’m quite hooked by the John Maddox Roberts’ SPQR series. These are a collection of detective stories in the Ancient Rome. The investigator is Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger, a fictive Roman senator in the days of the Late Republic, actually in the very last days of the Rome republic. For all of you… Read more »

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Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Consul Sine Collega, 52 BC

After the dead of Crassus in the Parthian Campaign of 53 BC and because Caesar was still notably absent from Rome due to his conquer of Gaul, Pompey had been designated as consul sine collega (consul without colleague) at the end of February of 52 BC.Looking at Pompey’s famous portrait bust I’ve always imagined him as a corpulent… Read more »

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On the Romans Road

Another group shot of the models made within recent months on several occasions, my Caesarian or just Late Republican Romans, miniatures are all by Wargames Foundry. Still a long way to go for this topic but it’s a good feeling to get some shapes of that meanwhile long-time project. Surely I’m not going to build… Read more »

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Young Caesar

This lovely miniature is my version of young Caesar. No idea if I’m wrong or not but I do believe Mr.Copplestone had thought of Caesar sculpting this one. Why is he wearing blue? That’s another story. Being impressed by a “blue” centurion painted by Mad Doc (http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=51058.0) I was going to give him some maritime… Read more »

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Lucius Vorenus, the soldier of republic

These Caesarian Romans (especially Centurion and Tribune miniatures) made by Copplestone belong in my opinion to the best Roman miniatures in 28mm scale ever. Providing so much character and having that grimly aura, I have to get excited them about them again and again.

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Gaius Julius Caesar

Caesar, at least it’s the Foundry version of him. I quite like the horse. Not the guy on it. And I didn’t like painting him as many details arent’ well done but once started I just had to carry on. So this one today just for the record.

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Tribunus militum

I’ve started a common project over on LAF, it’s about of painting of a hundred Ancients miniatures.  Read more there: http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=54170.0 my first entry for this thread is the newly painted Foundry Caesarian Roman tribune. Doesn’t he just look like one of these Asterix Romans? :)    

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gallic allied cavalry

Another bunch arrived on my workbench, my recent ebay purchase, the Gauls. 12 of them. As soon as I have finished some more of the legionaries, they will be in for painting. though it looks like the Gauls had better and bigger horses than the Germans, here is a comparison picture, both horses are Foundry,… Read more »

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Late Repiblican Romans

I think these are my first Late Republican romans at all. Copplesone Foundry, still the best range out there for the topic. The picture wasmade for the Lead painters League on LAF, Round Two.