Lead by their centurio and accompanied by the legions aquilifer, these legionaries are performing the testudo under the critical eyes of their emperor - the divine Caesar.
Only well trained soldiers are able to master this tactic and execute this maneuvre, then there is no greater enemy to romes legions than missing discipline.
Since a long time it was goal to build a full armed testudo. These are all minifigures in pose, without modification. As it turned out, LEGO minifigures are just to fat and/or the shields to small in relation to the size of a figure to form a gapless and overlapping shield-formation. Anyway I wanted to build this model and I'm more than happy with the result :-)
Under normal condition I wouldn't consider some "figs on a plate" as model, even if it have such a nice black frame ;-) But after working several hours on trying and posing, this was a real pain - so I think the term "model" is justified...
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