Late Roman Archers
Here we have the first sketches and renders of the new Late Roman archers set we are working on at present. This set will also include slingers.
These images show the arm and head options for the first two figures. As you can see, there are a mixture of poses to make a very dynamic archer firing line. The third archer is being worked on now adding yet more variety to your units.
The archers can be used as skirmishers or form the rear rank of your Legionary units. We will also be adding some kneeling front rank spearmen. When combined with the archers and the more upright spearmen from the unarmoured Spearmen set, you can make a proper late Roman shield wall, ready to repel those pesky Huns and Sassanids.
As usual with Victrix we always like to add a few extras to our sets and will include some extra weapon arm options and heads to convert the figures into other nationalities and convert the staff slingers into spearmen with shields strapped to their backs. Sketches and renders coming soon!
Here we have a montage of the 3rd Late Roman archer figure. All parts from this figure and the previous 2 archers can be intermixed to add a great amount of variety to your archer units. You will also be able to mix these with some of the archer figures from the Dark age archers set.
We also have some of the concept sketches for the Late Roman staff slingers that will also be part of this set. A first in plastic! Staff slings could hurl a stone or a bolt a lot further than a conventional sling. These were used from the times of the Successors and into the Medieval period either in the field or at sieges. There will be a few Staff sling arm options to give you a dynamic skirmish line and we will also include some conventional sling arms for them.
Below are the final 3 figures for the Late Roman missile troops. We have 2 staff slingers with various arm options including you can turn one into a standing archer ( you should also be able to use other bow arms on these figures to make more archers)
And we have a 4th archer figure with various bow arm options.
We have designed arms for specific figures but the arm join sizes have been standardised so you will be able to use all arms on all bodies.
You can use these as Late Romans, Romano British, Early Byzantines and as other nationalities with a few head swaps. These would not look out of place as Slavic archers with the appropriate heads. Staff slingers can be used up to the Crusades and Feudal Europe.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details