Friday, April 19, 2013

1/72 Roman cavalry

The build up of imperial Roman armies in 1/72-scale continues. This is a box of Strelets Roman cavalry in battle. It is a nice enough set with 12 rider poses and six different horses. I see that I forgot to detail the banner held by the leader!

The riders fit beautifully on these horses, which is almost the never the case with 1/72 plastics. On the downside, some of the long straight pieces have some unfortunately bends and a few of the horses have donkey ears. Overall, a pretty nice set. These fellows will be heavy cavalry in CCA. I have some Gauls on the way to fill in the medium and light cavalry units.

Up next: Some terrain building will happen this weekend. And I'm working on a box of auxilia to round out the basics of the army. Pretty nice that you can get a full Roman army from four boxes of Strelets.


Paul´s Bods said...

Your army is coming along nicely and it´s tempting me to get my Roman army restarted.

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks Paul; yes need to get this ready to roll for when GMT re-releases the CCA Imperial Roman box. Fortunately, they have pushed that back a month or two. Many more Romans to go then onto the hairy guys.