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Set 9

Roman Assault Troops

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released 2006
Contents 18 figures
Poses 5 poses
Material Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Colours Red
Average Height 22 mm (= 1.58 m)

Review

Many LW sets are simply previous releases with a couple of new figures, and that is exactly what this is. The three figures in the middle of our picture were first released under the Evolution label in their Vinea set, so see that review for details. The two new figures are exactly the same in terms of style and costume, so match the others perfectly. The man on the far left is holding his shield over his head, as he might do when advancing in the face of a hail of missiles, or when as part of the famous Roman testudo. The shield is separate and fixed to a peg above the man's head, although the fit is lose and requires gluing. The other man seems to serve no particular process, but he is a particularly rough sculpting job, with his face especially being almost completely missing.

These figures could be put together to form an approximation of a testudo, although our earlier comments about the figures in the middle with no weapons would certain apply even more so here. If you like plastic figures with the stockiness and poor detail of metal figures then perhaps this will have some charm for you, but there is little new here and nothing much to recommend it to most enthusiasts.

Ratings

Historical Accuracy 6
Pose Quality 3
Pose Number 2
Sculpting 3
Mould 6

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