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Images created during 2018 Moson Model Show at the iModeler booth.
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david leigh-smith said on May 4, 2018
Boris Rakic said on May 4, 2018
Or as they say: People called Romanes they go the house!
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on May 4, 2018
David, literally! Underestimated the locals. A continuing theme in History. Ask George A. Custer, lately of the 7th Cav. Or that little fracas at Cannae.
…or indeed Bannockburn in 1314.
David A. Thomas said on May 4, 2018
Not that you’re rubbing it in or anything…:-)
Ah, I had to mention it. Now we are at it, and with the thought that as a race we don’t learn from history (while bringing it back to the Romans) it’s interesting that the Emperor’s solution to those nasty Celts was to build a massive wall…
Romani Ite Domum!
Jeff Bailey said on May 4, 2018
Djordje, this is great! Really well done painting of the figures. Well done!
Craig Abrahamson said on May 4, 2018
Great first post, sir….my hat’s off to anyone who can figure paint this well.
One of the great turning points of history, and carried to its full end, greatly responsible for the Great Wars of the 20th century. Dramatically presented!
It’s for good reason the battle is named ‘the Ambush that Changed History’.
I shouldn’t feel any Schadenfreude over Octavian clawing his walls, weeping over his legions, but I do, lad, I do…
Greg Kittinger said on May 4, 2018
Tom Cleaver said on May 4, 2018
This battle is why the Rhine River to this day separates the Latin-base European languages from the German-base European languages.
Interestingly enough, Arminius had been a hostage of the Romans as a child, and had learned their fighting style, all with the lifelong purpose of defeating it.
It was said that for the rest of his life, when he would find himself sleepless, the Emperor Augustus would call out “Give me back my legions!”
Very nice diorama, really excellent work.
david leigh-smith said on May 5, 2018
I think it’s terrific that this diorama is getting this amount of attention. It’s a great subject amazingly well done.
The events around the ‘Varian Disaster’ were seminal for both the Roman Empire and Germanic races. The battle was so pivotal that after the trauma of losing the seventeenth and nineteenth legions you mention, Tom, the numbers were ‘retired’ from the army, never to be used again. There were enough survivors of the eighteenth legion to reform later, but XVII and XIX were never revived and their name died with the men.
Armunius’ tactics laid the classic foundations for guerrilla warfare ever since. Couldn’t survive his wife’s family, though…
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Michel Verschuere said on May 5, 2018
Absolutely fabulous sculpting and painting this vignette… Kudos!
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on May 5, 2018
That’s a great atmospheric photo of the forest. Not a place I’d want to get into a fight with the locals. Home field advantage, plus surprise. And probably old growth forest, at that, not the tidy recent kind I’m used to, here in the former Colonies.
It’s a great photo and easy to imagine the carnage that took place there. The rout of the Romans took place in the year 0009 and the forest is still going strong.
Modern (150 years old) statue of Arminius at the site of the battle…
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