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The Army Arrayed

Etruscan League
(DBA I/57)

By Chris Brantley

This is the Etruscan League (I/57) that resisted and ultimately succumbed to the rising Roman city-state and its Latin League. The Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Clusium is a Mirliton special code.  The balance of figures are mostly Old Glory Etruscans from an army pack, with a few Old Glory Campanian hoplites and horse, plus Donnington and Essex Etruscan hoplites, for variety. There is a Mayan axe figure thrown in to represent the Etruscan axeman who accompanied the chieftain, and which later evolved into the Roman fasces bearers. The army was painted by David Kuijt and features a mix of Veni Vidi Vici shield transfers and David's own pen art. I'm afraid the pictures do not do full justice to his work, but at least it will give you a sense until I can master the art of the digital camera.

Lars Porsena (LCh/Gen)

(Alternative Shot)

Etruscan Horse (3Cv)

Pilum Armed Hoplites (4Bd)

Spear Armed Hoplites (4Sp)


The Etruscan Horde

I passed on the opportunity to field the Etruscan horde as a parsel of priests waving firebrands and wriggling snakes, choosing instead to represent the horde as a group of reluctant foot being urged forward by a pair of trumpeters.

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Last Update: 18 August 2015

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