Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Volscians


Volscian miniatures from Aventine, shield designs from LBM.

The Roman-Volscian wars were a series of wars fought between the Roman Republic and the Volsci, an ancient Italic people. Volscian migration into southern Latium led to conflict with that region's old inhabitants, the Latins under leadership of Rome, the region's dominant city-state. By the late 5th century BC, the Volsci were increasingly on the defensive and by the end of the Samnite Wars had been in incorporated into the Roman Republic. The ancient historians devoted considerable space to Volscian wars in their accounts of the early Roman Republic, but the historical accuracy of much of this material has been questioned by modern historians.*

From Wikipedia


This unit should really be used against my Romans but I think I will be using it as a Roman ally against my Phyrrics.
 I guess they could be utilised as a generic medium infantry unit in my 'Command & Colors' games.



11 comments:

  1. Very nice Italians! Excellent sculpts enhanced even more by your painting and basing.

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  2. Thanks guys, slowly building up the armies.

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  3. Good Grief, these look the biz, love the shields!!

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  4. Very nice work Guido. Lovely figures from a very talented painter, now you just need Jake to start pumping them out as well!!

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  5. Well done! Really very nice...I like it.
    BT help

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  6. Very nice paint work! It really captures the flavour of the Volsci!

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