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Thread: [UNITS] Roman Republican Shields

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    Default Re: [PREVIEW] Roman Republic, new shields/scutum model and more

    Yes, there's really not much to go on in terms of finds. There are only a few depictions. The picture in the original post is from the Aemilius monument constructed after the Battle of Pydna in 167 BC. There are a few other depictions, as well. I think LL is very close to what is typically shown in the few reliefs we have.

    I don't really like to compare to DeI. That's a pretty high bar to clear. They are currently using the shields Kaziel's excellent Roman overhaul, if I'm not mistaken. Many mods (to include our own) have borrowed heavily from his work. In terms of the shape of the shield, though, I do think LL has hit it on the head here. Kaziel was working on a new one of his own, but unfortunately it hasn't been released yet. I love what LL has done here with Solitudo's model.


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    Default Re: [PREVIEW] Roman Republic, new shields/scutum model and more

    Quote Originally Posted by dahooscarl View Post
    What's with the swastika on the samnite shields? I thought it's origins were Tibetan?
    Tibetan, Indo-European and even Hindu. It's so surprising to see that symbol in so diverse culture groups. Italian peninsula is imo is a unique piece of geography. In the midst of mediterra and open to cultural influence of Hellenes, Celts, Phoenicans. This is a strong place for cultural fusion.

    To portray this unique culture i made an extensive research decided to cover all Italiot units not only the Romans. Because we had only Roman shields and couple Samnite models but that was just not enough. We have now over 100+ unique shields (full italian peninsula) and this sets us apart from other projects what was my intend. From Hellenic symbolism to Celts and to native Latins you'll notice the intended diversity of looks. This preview shows only half of the done work.

    I'd like show you what i'm talking about, for example Scutum based Italiot shields,

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    P.S: Images are used on vanilla Rome II unit models to show the models and patterns. They do not represent AE units.
    Last edited by Little Legionaire; February 23, 2016 at 08:16 AM.

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    fantastic work everyone! look forward to playing it, soon hopefully. :0
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