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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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delomier thibauld

Early Imperial Roman Bolt-Shooter

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Jim Young
Excellent figures

The detail and quality of these figures are what I’ve come to expect from Victrix, nothing short of excellent!
I especially like the option of having them loaded or already fired.
Can’t wait to get them on the table.

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Frank Frey
Preferable to Thunderbolts!

Great kit! My only quibble is the lack of Late Roman Crewmen and hey I'll figure that one out eventually.

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Sonny Huy
Early Imperial Roman Bolt-Shooter

I very nice package, with four great looking Scorpion’s along with 16 crew, wich you can make in to engineering troops, very nice!

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Robert Hinton
Excellent set

It converts well into a late Roman manuballista. You can use the archers and slingers set with the unarmoured infantry set to make it late Roman, as if suggests. Just cut off the hands from the bolt thrower set and add them to standing/walking poses. The kit builds well and the accessory sudes spikes and barrels are great.

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