Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tertiaci Herculea


The Legio III Herculia ("the 3rd Legion dedicated to Hercules") raised by Diocletian  (284-305). The nickname of the Legion is from his co-emperor Maximian who called himself Herculius, 'the man like Hercules'.
 The legion had originally been a limitanei unit and was responsible for the defense of the province Raetia. During the 4th Century, it was raised to comitatenses status. Tertia Herculea came under the command of Master Peditum and was part of the army of the Comes Illyrici, stationed with the Legio III Italica . It is mentioned in Julians' army  for the Sassanid campaign. the Legions symbol is quite possibly Hercules.

The figures are again Crusader Miniatures, the shields are again hand painted and were a pain in the A! Only four more units to go and I am finished my Romans!







cheers
Matt
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5 comments:

  1. Great stuff Matt, you're get good at the hand painted shields!

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  2. Great paintjob, especially on those shields.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  3. Great looking figures, and wonderful hand painted shields!
    Phil.

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  4. Very nice mate, looking forward to seeing all of this army on the table.

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