High detail low-impact historically accurate early Imperial Roman Legionary model (c. 20AD). Rational poly-count suitable for 'next-generation' games. Very high level of detail also suitable for high-end render work. Part of a huge related model collection available from ES3DStudios.
Figure comes in the 'T-pose', ready for rigging. This version has no rigging. Alternate 3DSMax version, available separately, is fully rigged and can be animated.
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Includes Gladius, shield, javelin, choice of eye colour, plus mouth interior and alpha mapped teeth.
The Early Imperial armies of Augustus, Vespasian, Trajan, Antonius Pius and Marcus Aurelius expanded Rome's borders to the furthest extent of empire in Britian, Scotland, and the Middle East. During the Early Imperial period, Rome also successfully resisted increasing pressure on the Rhine and Danube frontiers brought by the Early Germans, Sarmatians, and Dacians, while supressing countless rebellions and mutinies within her borders. This period also saw one of the most notorious civil wars of the ancient period in 69 AD, which is referred to as the Year of the Four Emperors.
The Early Imperial Emperors and their wars during this period were:
* Octavian (Augustus) (31 BC - 14 AD) -- Cantabrian War (Spain, 26-25 BC), Parthian Campaign (20 BC), Danube Campaigns, Balkan Revolt (6 AD), Battle of Teutoburg Wald (vs. Early Germans, 9 AD)
* Tiberius (14 - 37 AD) -- German campaigns by Germanicus (16-19 AD)
A full strength legion was officially made up of 6,000 men, but typically all legions were organized at under strength and generally consisted of approximately 5,300 fighting men including officers. It is difficult to determine whether non-combatants like field surgeons and clerks were included in the 5,300 or helped bring the total number of men up to the official 6,000