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Late Republican Roman Shileds

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:33 pm
by lpgamble
Okay this is 10mm, but I dont want monocolored shields I have found the below.

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There are a number of recurring themes. These may be summarized as follows:
eagle wings (arranged both vertically and horizontally)
wreaths of laurel
lightning flashes – from two to eight, but always in pairs
thunderbolts
stars – both five and six-pointed
crescent moons
tabula ansata – a rectangle with a triangle at each end. This may have carried the legionary number, but none survive so they were probably originally painted onto the column. This motif is always shown (where it is shown) in the centre of the shield, either side of the boss.
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but its not in perspective. Stars , thunderbolts and Crescent moons sound interesting
So would it be a bunch of little things all over the shield or a big star/bolts/moons.

I have seen animals on sheilds but on 10mm doubt that will paint up :)

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:45 pm
by kustenjaeger
Greetings

Little Big Man Studios do 10mm Caesarian rub on shield patterns. Stocked by Magister Militum among others.

Regards