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. This is the rigged and animated 3DSMax version.
Figure comes rigged in 3DSMax Character Studio and animated through a series of fixed poses. This version also has simple jaw rigging. Alternate formats available separately in the 'T-Pose' (.3DS, Maya, .FBX etc).
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Includes Gladius, shield, javelin, choice of eye colour, plus mouth interior and alpha mapped teeth.
A Roman legion was an infantry unit consisting of heavily armed soldiers, equiped with shields, armor, helmets, spears and swords. In the early republic, the strength of a legion was about 3,000 men; there were 4,800 legionaries in the days of Julius Caesar; the twenty-five legions that defended the empire during the reign of Augustus counted more than 5,000 soldiers. They were the backbone of the Roman army, supported by auxiliary troops. Although in the third century, large cavalry units gradually superseded the legions as Rome's most important force, many of them are attested in the fourth and early fifth centuries.
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.