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Roman Legion by MrRat Roman Legion by MrRat
A Roman Legion :)
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:iconxinzhaoop:
Nice shot! Roma invicta! You gotta love the sun glowing off the armor! 

BTW where did they get the armor? I'm thinking of getting a helmet at least :D If you know please tell! 
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:iconnapoleon11:
From the blue theme, these legionaries must have been from the roman house of Scippii. The earlier legions weren't as armored, instead it was leather, steel was only worn by officers. But around 230 BC they revolutionized the uniform and made these guys :P pretty smart of them too. After they where given better armor, equipment and training, they became one of the most elite fighting forces in the world at the time.
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LancastrianKnight Apr 11, 2014  Student Artist
Blue was highly rare in the roman army from what I read if I may just include. The late Pratorians wore a kind of dark purple slash blue but in the end it came down to purple, yellow and white whilst the rest of the army (little this is known) wore mixtures of red and white tunics and scarfs, I say white is occasional cause some men didn't really want to be bothered with dying their tunics. Its off since Romans were well known for their red loving habits but really it was just a preferation in the army. Soo uh... U gents continue your fued if you'd like =)
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:iconlothar2009:
"From the blue theme, these legionaries must have been from the roman house of Scippii"

Why? Because it was their colour in computer game, Rome: Total War? If you want to state something about historical feature, use historical sources, not games. Kid.
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:iconnapoleon11:
Well SOR-RY. I'm just taking a wild guess. I know the romans main color was red because they believed they where the sons of the god mars (of war) but I heard the blue shields are for amphibious assault units. God...
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SpleeSpree Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm Lothar didn't mean it personally. His concern is the careless spread of misinformation on the internet. That's how misconceptions come about. 
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XxDemonLordxX Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I love the color effect on it too.
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:iconmcspartan105:
if i was that centurion i would certain members of this cohort on hard labour, this is the roman army, not a holiday in the south of france ! :) i love the legions, they ruled and there armor ruled harder!

Hold the line!
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:iconmrrat:
Haha, Yeah more like asterix and the gaul legion this
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Asrath Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOW DID THEY HAVE CAMERAS IN ANCIENT TIMES!?!

;P lol, nice shot! I once wore a Roman helmet + shield and spear, they're quite heavy actually. Especially for a ten year old girl ;) lol
P.S. I'm 16 now, that was a long, long time ago
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