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Imperial Legions

Postby gaunt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:22 pm

This army consists of the legionary troops of the Empire, as well as auxiliary and allied units. When I say "The Empire" I'm referring to the otherwise so far nameless faction of my high-fantasy type Lego world. They're certainly based on the Roman Empire, but you won't find the troops to be that Roman-esque.

Anyway, here are the goods:

A wide view of the whole force:
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Another look:
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The Emperor himself, a god incarnate it is said, and his companion bodyguards mounted alongside him.
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The army standard, along with two senior generals (the pauldrons denote rank, with gold being the highest, then yellow, then red, and then blue).
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Another senior commander leading a group of the Empire's brand new musket unit.
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A junior officer attached to a unit of swordsmen, one of the major components of Imperial armies.
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The heavy troops of the Empire, the backbone of her armies, and the finest soldiers available, here are the axemen, sometimes known as "legionnaires."
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Crossbowmen, clad in heavy armor.
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Halberdiers, a more rare unit that tend to be used in guard duties when not on the field of battle.
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Peasant slingers, a very crude unit with limited range but nonetheless an effective battlefield weapon at times.
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Two scouts, one is equipped with quite a few throwing axes.
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Units from the fiefdoms:

These are Oath Cavalry, fine lancers from the feudal lands that are vassal states to the empire. In return for the benefits that being an ally of the Empire offers, these lands must supply a quota of knights as per an oath established between the Empire and the fiefdoms. Here they are led by a paladin, clad in the livery of his royal house as they are.
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Several knights on foot from the mighty Dregonne family, accompanied by some men-at-arms.
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More footknights from various houses.
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There you have it.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby Theblackdog » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:40 pm

Oooo, shiny. The Oath Knights are awesome.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:59 pm

Out of all of the fancy, shiny knights, my favourite minifigs are the slingers. That sling idea is just ridiculously cool.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby Bluefog » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:58 am

I like the peasant slingers. That's a good idea. You have a lot of good ideas actually. Nice work.

EDIT: Add more slingers. I'd say 8-10.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby Bragallot » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:53 am

Very cool, good stuff. At first I thought they were kinda ragtag but the close-ups show they're actually a quite uniformed force.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby Dienekes22 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:04 pm

Great force. I really like those slingshots.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby gaunt » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:25 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone! I'd add more slingers if I had the parts, but definitely a possibility in future armies.
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby Coriolanus » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:16 pm

Nice army. I think I noticed some Brickforge stuff. If you want more slingers, you may be interested to know that Brickwarriors makes a rather nice one. http://www.brickwarriors.com/Sling.aspx
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Re: Imperial Legions

Postby motorhead fan » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:47 pm

yeas that's cool!
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