Expeditionary Force 60 GMS 01. Early Germans. Foot Warriors. Germanic Symmachiarii - 60mm Plastic.
Expeditionary Force 60 GMS 01. Early Germans. Germanic Symmachiarii - 60mm Plastic
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These are unpainted 60mm plastic model soldiers for gamers and collectors. Some assembly required. 9 figures per box.
What the maker's say:
"The set contains 9 model soldiers comprising of 1 armored chieftain and 8 unarmoured tribal warriors. Extra arms options are provided to give permutation of at least 20 different assembled postures.
The Germanic tribes fought against both the Romans and the Celts. Many of them also served with the Roman army as Barbarian Symmachiarii units; (symmachiarii = sympathizers, or allies). These are auxiliary units but are not equipped or trained in Roman methods.
The famous exploits of the Germans include the wanderings of the Cimbri, the defeat of the Romans at Teutoburger Wald by Arminius of the Cherusci; and the Civilis Rebellion of the Batavi.
These are all newly sculpted figures.
The pictures show the typical battle dress of such warriors. Germanic warriors have a preference of going into battle bare-chested. Without access to armor, The wearing of clothes offers no protection and may cause infection if fabric fragments are pushed into a wound.
The main protective armament of the Germans is the shield of wood or braided material, sometimes covered with leather. The most characteristic shape of the shield is the hexagon, although oval and square shields are not uncommon. Only a very few have a helmet or armor.
The main weapon of the Germans is the javelin known as the framea. It is used both for stabbing and for throwing.
Their sidearm is the ax or the club. The sword is only owned by those who can afford them as metal is scarce among many of the German tribes. Note that one of the heads included has the unique Suebian-knot hairstyle.
The Germans often place long spearmen in their front ranks. German trousers are more tight-fitting than that of the Celts and they may strap their lower legs to facilitate movement in thick forests.
There is a class of warrior among the Chatti tribes who keeps their hair and beard uncut and maintain an appearance of simplicity as a mark of their warrior pledge. These men often commence battle charging at the front. One of the models pictured is designed with such a warrior in mind.
Note: The models are made from non-phthalate plastics and tested for compliance with toy safety regulations. Please note the actual content of the box-set may contain minor variations from the photographs.
Brand new and boxed. Unsuitable for small children.
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