Studio Miniatures Dig Up The Dead Throughout Time

September 29, 2020 by avernos

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Studio Miniatures have been showing off renders for an upcoming Kickstarter that is due to launch on the 9th of October. The Dead Through Time II is a follow up to their successful campaign in 2019 when they funded Greek, Persian, Viking and Anglo-Saxon undead miniatures, but couldn't reach their goal at the time for the Romans and Celts. So this campaign is kicking off with the Romans and the Celts will be the first stretch goal they are aiming for.

Studio Miniatures Undead Through Time

Imperial Roman Command // Studio Miniatures

The command pack for the Early Imperial Roman army will contain three figures a Centurian brandishing his vinewood staff of which Pliny once said "The centurion's vine staff is an excellent medicine for sluggish troops who don't want to advance" He is accompanied by an Aquilifer carrying the Legion's Eagle and I could be wrong but I think that eagle is a duck looking over its shoulder as it shows us his arse! Finally, there is the musician to keep your Legion shambling in the right direction.

Studio Miniatures Dead Through Time legionaire

Studio Miniatures Dead Through Time Legionnaires

The Legionnaires come in three flavours the set above armed with gladius, then there is

a set with pilum and finally...

an unarmed set. Each pack contains four miniatures along with a sprue of four heads and separate shield arms if appropriate, The left arms have a plug attached to the forearm which fits into a hole on the rear of the shields. All of the legionnaires are wearing the iconic Lorica Segmentata and have a variety of wounds showing the decay within the ranks. I'm not a fan of the buckled scutum as it was made with layers of wood and not sheet metal. But I can live with it for the look of a battle-worn force.

Auxiliary Archers // Studio Miniatures

There are also auxiliary troops to support the Legion. Again there are three different options, the above archers can lay down some covering fire while below we have spear-armed troops with the distinctive large oval shields.

Lastly, we have another set of unarmed figures..

With short trews and chainmail, they look ideal for auxiliary troops in any Imperial army.

Having the shield arms and heads separate will allow a certain level of customisation to your units, allowing a mix of weapons, shield designs and helmet designs/heads. The heads and arms are designed to fit any pack from that armies/period Undead where appropriate. The separate heads have ball joints on the necks to allow a lot of possible positioning of the heads to give that undead/zombie look!

These will make a magnificent force for undead players, either to mix with plastic troops for a massed army or if you play Saga: Age of Magic for example then you could field a full force of these with practically no repetition and that will make a spectacular force on the tabletop. The Kickstarter is due to launch next week and will definitely be worth checking out.

Romans they go the grave?

"These will make a magnificent force for undead players, either to mix with plastic troops for a massed army or if you play Saga: Age of Magic for example then you could field a full force of these"

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