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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 07:53 PM UTC
Pegaso Models have just announced their August 2006 releases. Once again Pegaso have a nice selection, covering Rome, early American history and WWII.
Pretorian Centurion
Item Number: 75-029
Series: Era Antica
Scale: 75 mm
Material: White metal
Sculptor: Atelier Pegaso
Painter: Diego Ruina

Mohawk Warrior
Item Number: 54-227
Series: Old West
Scale: 54 mm
Material: White metal
Sculptor: Benoit Cauchies
Painter: Emiliano Iacobacci

Panzer Assault Gunner
Item Number: PT-029
Series: Era Moderna (Platoon)
Scale: 50 mm (1/35)
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Yoshitaka Hirano
Painter: Luca Cardoselli

Panzergrenadier " Hitlerjugend"
Item Number: PT-030
Series: Era Moderna (Platoon)
Scale: 50 mm (1/35)
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Tony Williams
Painter: Luca Cardoselli

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Another recruit for my gray army. you, Pegaso! :-)
AUG 22, 2006 - 08:25 PM
Al, When I saw him I knew you'd be happy :-) Rudi
AUG 22, 2006 - 08:30 PM
Sorry for the stupid question, who is the sculptor of the praetorian, Atelier Pegaso? Is He the owner or founder of pegaso?
AUG 23, 2006 - 01:39 PM
Hi Labossa, It's not a definitive answer, but I would guess that "Atelier Pegaso" means it would be a collaboration between the various team Pegaso members. Pegaso began back in 1991as a small project by Luca Marchetti and Stefano Borin. If you're interested, Costas has put a wonderful feature together about Pegaso. See here Cheers Rudi
AUG 23, 2006 - 02:07 PM
Tanks for the answer and the link.
AUG 23, 2006 - 03:50 PM
Hi Rudi, What century is the Praetoriun? and would he go with the 1st century Romans? Thanks George
AUG 23, 2006 - 06:58 PM
Hi George, I am not completely sure, but most likely the answer to your second question is a simple yes. The Praetorian Guard was instituted under Augustus, and disbanded by Constantine after the battle at Pons Milvius (312 AD). Whether your Roman and this Praetorian can go together depends as much on the Roman as on him. On pages 44-45 of Adrian Goldsworthy's The complete Roman army (Thames and Hudson 2003) there is an image of Praetorians as depicted on a monument in Rome dated to (probably) the early 2nd century AD. The new Pegaso offering look quite alike. So, if you have a later 1st century Roman soldier (ie wearing "lorica segmentata") there should not be too much of a problem. Very few will notice, and I doubt it could actually be proven that they were not worn at the same time... In fact, according to the same book, there is only one known example of the famous "lorica segmentata" known from before the second half of the 1st century AD. It was found at Kalkriese (Germany), almost certainly the site of Varus'defeat in AD 9 (the Romans returned there during a penal expedition a couple of years later) Seeing the Praetorians troops were meant to impress and to a degree ceremonial (the real bodyguard tended to consist of Germanic troops during that era). In fact, compared to many of the auxiliary and a number of the crack legions, the fighting quality of the Praetorians was definitely average. Praetorians for much of the first two centuries hardly ever saw combat (with a legion as a whole). A detachment tended to leave Italy only with the emperor, while regular troops hardly ever came to Rome) only in triumphal festivities and during the civil wars. Seeing that these troops were paid well (especially the officers), colors were possibly (probably) bright, and clothing was good quality! Goldsworthy mentions a passage by Tacitus, in which Tacitus talks about a triumphal entry of an army in 69/70 AD, where the officers are clothed in pure white tunics... I am not completely sure, but if you can get your hands on images of Titus' triumphal arch or that of Trajan and in particular Trajan's column, those are a true treasure trove of information regarding uniforms and such... Hope this helps a bit, Harm.
AUG 23, 2006 - 10:56 PM
Thanks Harm, The information is very helpful and yes the roman is Lorica Segmentata and I will check out the references you mentioned Thanks George
AUG 24, 2006 - 12:33 AM
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