Monday, May 29, 2006

The V Macedonica

This Legion was stationed on the Danube to defend the frontier from Sarmation and Dacian raiders. As with most of my Legions I have tried to give them all individual identities. I wanted to give the V Macedonica the feel of being a newly raised and well equipped Legion and so the armour I painted very bright and shiney to make it look new, also unlike my other Legions I have kept all the Helmets iron with only two being of bronze.........spot the bronze helmet game. Likewise all the shields are clean and new looking and the entire Legion is equipped with the later Lorica Segmentata body armour. There is also a cohort of heavily armoured Legionaries, to face and fight any Dacian raiders armed with the dreaded Falx weapon, very handy when you're guarding a border against them. The end result is a very fresh, modern looking Legion, to contrast against the dirt of the German Legion and the sand of the Syrrian Legion.

2 comments:

Scutatus said...

Ah, the fighting fifth. One of my favourites you know. :) I weep for the fate of my V Macedonica. Brave lads all, those first unlucky few. :(


Your guys are Beautiful Simon. A sea of blue as far as the eye can see, on the march to smash the Barbarian hordes. I LOVE what you've done with them.

Of course, if I was to command them (and I look forward to doing so) I'd probably let the Sarmatians IN. lol

RMacedo NoVember said...

Marvellous looking unit :)