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Second Rank Legionnaire Advancing with Pilum Lowered, Wearing Scale Armor (1st Minerva Legion White Shield with silver shield boss)--single figure
Item Number: ROM043D2
Type: Roman Legionary
Period: Roman Empire
Scale: 1/30 Scale
Second Rank Legionnaire Advancing with Pilum Lowered, Wearing Scale Armor (1st Minerva Legion White Shield with silver shield boss)
When a Cohort advanced into battle, the front rank lowered their Pilum, the second rank did the same, and the third rank shouldered their Pilum. The second rank were trained to advance with their pilum protruding to the right so that should the enemy attack them, the second rank could also engage at the same time as the front rank. Although the popular image of the Legion is one of uniformity, there were several forms of armour protection employed, including chain mail, Segmenta, and scale armour.
Our legionnaire wears beautifully detailed scale armour and is painted to an extremely high standard.
The D version comes with the 1st Minerva Legion white shield and a silver shield boss.
The 1st Minerva were raised in 82 CE by the Emperor Domitian and were based in Germany. They took part in the Dacian wars under Hadrian and are recorded on Trajan's column. Records still show them being based in Germany in the 4th century, but like many units, their end is not recorded with the disintegration of the Roman empire. Their shield design featured the Goddess Minerva on a white background.
Please note: Because this figure's Pilum is skewered more to the right than ROM001, he is only suitable for the second rank in a marching formation. This way his Pilum sits nicely along side ROM001's Pilum at the front, ready to engage any enemy that dare to take on the might of Rome!
Released in September 2018.