Roman & Hellenistic Range

15mm Pewter Figurines (also see the Late Roman & Macedonian ranges)

(Foot = 8 figures, Mounted = 4 figures, unless otherwise stated)

Rome was made great by the conquests of the army of the Roman Republic. After the disaster suffered at the Battle of the Allia in 386BC against the Celts, the Romans realised that the hoplite phalanx was of little use against such fast moving and nimble opponents. Their response was to develop the Legion, an independant division of around 5,000 men. The troops were drawn up in multiple lines of Histati, Pricepes and Triari which allowed all their soldiers to engage in combat. The legionary was primarily an armoured swordsman but he also carried two heavy javelins(Pilum) which he cast prior to contact with the enemy. The bulk of the legion was composed of these heavy infantry, but a proportion was dedicated to light troops (Velites). The Roman Republican legion as formed by Camillus also fielded 300 cavalry, but these were usually all brigaded together on the wings of the army. Each year, both consuls were given a 'consular army' of 4 legions to command, 2 of the legions being composed of Latin troops, the other 2 of allies.

Republican Romans

CODE

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

RRP1

Princepes

£2.00

RRP2

Hastati

£2.00

RRP3

Triari

£2.00

RRP4

Velite

£2.00

RRP5

Cavalry

£2.00

RRP6

Allies(Samnite Foot)

£2.00

RRPC1

Foot Command (6 figures = 2 x command)

£2.00

GLD1

Gladiators - can be used as Roman Slave Army : (Thracian, Mimillo, Samnite, Secutor, Retarius)

£1.70

GLD2

4 Horse Racing Chariot

£2.00

STARTER ARMY (number of figures shown)
  • 16 x RRP1 Roman Princepes
  • 16 x RRP2 Roman Hastari
  • 16 x RRP3 Roman Trari
  • 16 x RRP4 Roman Velite
  • 8 x RRP5 Roman Cavalry
  • 8 x RRP6 Roman Allies - Samnite
  • 1 x RRPC1 Roman Foot Command (2 x 3 foot figs)

78 foot figures and 8 cavalry, save £2.00

£22.00
Distracted by an attack on Syria from Ptolemaic Egypt in 247BC, the Seleucid Empire was unable to respond to an invasion of Parthian nomads on their Northern Frontier. The Parthians over-ran the provinces of Hyrcania and Parthia and managed to withstand later attempts to eject them. In 141BC the Parthians invaded the crumbling empire of Seucia and in time arrived on the Eiphrates to confront the rising power of Rome. During the sporadic wars that followed, the Parthians inflicted on Rome one of the most crushing defeats of her history. At Carrhae in 53BC they destroyed the army of Crassus the Triumvir, some 40,000 men strong. The Parthian Empire endured for over 400 years and having fought many external foes, finally fell to an internal revolt by the Sassanian Persians. Throughout their history, the Parthians remained basically a cavalry army, their main strengths lying in their mounted archers and armoured cataphracts.
Parthians
PAR1 Horse Archer
£2.00
PAR2 Heavy Cavalry
£2.00
PAR3 Mounted Command (3 figures)
£2.00

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