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Set 16

Roman Casualties

All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2003
Contents 16 figures
Poses 8 poses
Material Resin
Colours Light Grey
Average Height 22 mm (= 1.58 m)


MIR have returned to their favourite subject for this set - death. This time it is the turn of the Romans, with eight different corpses lying on the ground. From the clothing these are figures from all periods of the Western Empire, and all would correctly fit into one era or another.

The quality of this set is much like that of earlier MIR products, with a strong suspicion that these are standing figures that have been cut up to make the casualties. In several cases the cut on the limb is evident, and there is sometimes a gap where the join is not complete. Some of the angles adopted for the limbs are not anatomically possible, though the fact that these men are dead means shattered or twisted limbs would sometimes create such odd angles. One man is decapitated, with his head lying upright and neatly placed next to his torso. The cause of death of the others is not evident, however many have managed to retain a hold of their weapons and/or shields, which seems unlikely.

The standard of the sculpting is not good. In some cases the resin has failed to fill the mould properly and detail has been lost. However again it could be argued that such gaps could be used as wounds. In our review set several of the oddly-cut bases also had holes where the resin had not reached. Still, they do the job, and for those who want a gory but quite realistic look to their scenes, this set should prove useful.

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