Thursday 30 March 2023

The Batavian

With the goal to expand my latest project, the Early Imperial Roman, I ordered more German figures from Blue Moon Miniatures. The order would fill two commands, one standard Batavian army and a second for the revolt of AD 69/70. Anthony Riches’ trilogy, Betrayal, Onslaught and Retribution added an extra stimulus to compete this portion of the project as quickly as possible. 

Based for the most part in loose formation (3Wb), the standard Batavi have a complement of ‘heroes’ armed with long thrusting spear (4Wb). Assisting the Batavi are Suevi allies and their Sarmatian cavalry (3Kn) that certainly would bring an extra punch to any of their battles. The second command have no such allies, but do have Roman deserters (4Ax) bringing a contrast of armour and shield patterns.

Standard Batavi

Batavi of the revolt

Both in battle array

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