Each year, the Romans would elect 2 Senior Magistrates or ‘Consuls’ to oversee the running of the State. The position of Consul would grant the holder ‘Imperium’ – the power to wage war in the name of the Roman people, something the Consuls did almost constantly. Each Consul would be put in command of a Legion and attached Ala, and could either take the field on their own, or combine their Legions and allies to form a full field army (with Command alternating between the 2, an aspect ruthlessly exploited by Hannibal to devastating effect).
This set represents a mounted Roman Consul resplendent in muscled cuirass and cloak, accompanied by his personal standard bearer clad in wolf skin (a motif continued through his horse’s shabraque), and slave who is tasked with carrying the commander’s shield while mounted. This set is designed to be combined with our Roman Senior Command set (comprised of a Legate and 2 Tribunes) who would have acted as the Consul’s immediate subordinates.
The set is comprised of a mounted Roman Consul, Standard Bearer and shield bearing Slave, all in 28mm. Requires some assembly. Figures are supplied un-assembled, unpainted and un-based.