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Phersu Miniatures

Set RLC1

Roman Legion Casualties

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released 2014
Contents 8 figures
Poses 8 poses
Material Resin
Colours Cream
Average Height 23.5 mm (= 1.7 m)

Review

The figures in this set are dated to the early Imperial period of the Roman World, when the strength of the army was based on well-organised heavy infantrymen fighting in formation. Casualty figures for such men are very few, so this set delivers a useful surge of such figures for those that want to bring a little more realism to their ancient battlefield, particularly after the end of the fighting.

All the poses are of men lying on the ground, some on their backs and some face down. As you might expect the variety is in the positioning of the limbs and generally we thought all the poses were perfectly natural and believable. The third figure in the top row looks like he might be trying to raise himself, but the rest could be either injured or dead. Our only query concerning the poses is the four that are still apparently gripping their sword. This begs the question of whether a man continues to hold on to his sword when he has been downed, which we would have thought fairly unusual although happily we have no way of knowing for sure.

All wear the Lorica Segmentata (a modern term), and have the appropriate tunics, sandals and helmets for the stated early Imperial period. The sculpting is excellent and really does justice to the complex armour, while the faces even look to have pained expressions on them. The detail and general proportions are both excellent too, so these are really nicely produced figures with no flash either.

The eight separate shields are detailed on both sides so can be used either way up, and are of the correct shape and size for the period. The separate swords are also well done and not too thick despite being made of metal.

Although it is a grim subject, this is a very well made set of figures that depict the inevitable consequence of battle very well.

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