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Early Imperial Roman Bolt-Shooter

4 x Early Imperial Roman Bolt-shooters.

Every Roman Centuria within a Legion was equipped with a Light Bolt shooter (either Scorpion or Manuballista) These were manned by regular Legionaries and used in the field or defensively from forts or during sieges. They were capable of hurling a large dart or bolt at much longer ranges than the typical bow and added some devastating long range, heavy hitting firepower to any Roman Legion.

There is a useful image on Trajan’s column depicting this Bolt-shooter with cylindrical drums laying siege to a Dacian hillfort.

You get a lot of bits to really customise each figure and make your bolt-shooter bases look ready for business.

What you get

  • 4 x Bolt shooters and the option of extended slider and drawn back slider ready to shoot.
  • 4 x barrels and lots of loose bolts to fill the barrels.
  • 8 x defensive stakes
  • 16 x crew figures in various poses. Ratcheting back the hand cranks, loading the bolts, standing guard. We even have arms with picks, axes and buckets so you can use them as Romans building and entrenching.
  • 44 x Heads including Option head with Feathers and some bare heads.

If you want to convert this into a Late Roman bolt-shooter you could easily convert some of the Late Roman infantry figures from the armoured, unarmoured and archer sets.

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Paul Taylor
Early Imperial Roman Bolt-Shooter

Excellent kit, lots of variation in the figures.

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David Snoke
Roman Artillery

Sets the bar for any other 28mm models of early imperial Roman bolt shooters. Just exceptionally good work. Assembly is straightforward, and the crew options are pretty broad. There's just nothing better available. Perhaps at some future date, Victrix will offer a set of carts to go with these bolt shooters, to provide some measure of battlefield mobility for the deployment of the weapons (each cohort had 6 of them, and it's hard to imagine a cohort commander not giving some thought as to how best to employ them tom accomplish his objective).

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Eric Even
Absurdly good value

The sculpt quality of the bolt throwers and crew is perfectly in line with the excellent modern Victrix standard, and the cost for the bundle is exceptional. This very nicely rounds out my Centurion!

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Matos j
Early imperial Roman bolt-shooter

Encore une très belle réalisation je conseille.

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luis cunha
Roman bolt-shooter

very good miniatures - accurate and detailed - with many options. A very nice set.

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