Baueda are currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to create a new army for Caesar’s legions: The Marian Roman Army 105BC – 25BC
The campaign is running until the 14th November, and is looking for a target of $3,710.
Backers will receive a 25% discount on any 10 packs of figures orders (a pack contains 8 foot or 4 mounted troops)- which means you can get a Marian Roman Army suitable for DBA (14 elements + baggage + followers) for $30 plus shipping.
However, there are already a large number of 15mm Roman armies available, so why do we want another one? Here’s what the campaign says:
Aren’t there enough of these already?
Indeed this is one of the most common ranges and one for which nearly every manufacturer makes some figures, however we believe the subject is so extensive and complex that it is far from yet being covered adequately. Most “Marian Roman” ranges currently available in reality consist of only a few packs and rely on Early Republican (Punic Wars) and Early Imperial figures to fill in the ranks… We know there are important differences and the sheer number of momentous events covered by this period is truly epic: Gaius Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Quintus Sertorius, Gaius Marius, Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Marcus Antonius, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Octavian Augustus; the conquest of Gaul, the invasion of Britain, the Civil War, Spartacus slave revolt, Sertorian Wars, Germanic invasions, the Mithridatic War, the Social War; the Siege of Alesia, the Battle of Dyrrhachium, Pharsalus, Aquae Sextiae, Chaeronea, Carrhae, Actium, Ruspina, Thapsus, Munda… so nope, I don’t think the subject has been nearly covered well enough yet!
These are the main reasons why we think our range is unique and better than anything else already out there:
Historical Accuracy: painstakingly researched all our figures accurately reproduce the historic subject according to the very latest research and archaeological evidence.
Quality: our figures are exquisitely sculpted by the very talented Marco Campagna (who made most of our other figures) or by myself. All are full of deeply carved or rise details to ensure the best possible result with the minimum painting effort.
We use a very high quality lead free jewellery grade pewter alloy that is extremelytough and resilient, much harder than the soft lead based alloys you may be familiar with… it doesn’t bend as easily and it won’t break even if bent and straightened back for many, many times!
Size: some of the best miniatures already available for this period sadly don’t mix well with others. Ours are “standard” 15mm designed to be fully compatible with other top quality 15mm figures like Essex, Corvus Belli and Old Glory.
Variety and Subjects: there are 4 different poses for all foot and 3 different poses for all mounted packs (except light horse that generally come in 2 different poses), and all these poses are entirely different, not just small variations of the same figure! All packs are designed to fit a specific troop type as recognized by all major rule systems .
Convenience and Format: all our figures are available in small inexpensive packs so you can get exactly what you really need. All figures are cast in one piece with only the horses being separate: no tiny fiddly, time-consuming and doomed to pop off bits to attach! All miniatures come in packs of 8 foot or 4 mounted figuresunless otherwise specified.
Completness and continuity: our initial goal cover only the very basic, the stretch goal will hopefully add quite a bit to it but even once the campaign is over we will continue to add to it as we do with all our other ranges. Eventually we hope to cover every aspect of the subject, including among others: praetorians, legionaries in winter clothing, casualties, legionaries in marching order with pack mules and handlers, armed slaves, herders and bandits for servile wars, siege equipment, armoured sappers and engineers, testudo and more!
Finish: all items are supplied as unpainted plain lead free metal castings.
The Marian romans are may favourite ancient army, and despite the fact that I game ancients in 6mm, I’m very tempted by these!
If you want to find out more, visit the Indiegogo page for more details