Imperial Roman Praetorian Guard Marching with Spear

Price: $59.95
Retired - Last One!!!

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First Legion

The Roman Praetorian Guard, the personal bodyguard of the Roman Emperors, is now available from First Legion in gorgeously detailed painted miniatures. The Praetorian name was in use for centuries, but the formation of the Praetorian Guard as presented here began with Emperor Augustus. Praetorians were selected from among the finest troops across all of the legions, making up a force of nine Cohorts stationed in and around Rome. They were the bodyguard of the Emperor, but the Praetorian Guard played a political role as well as they were the strongest armed force within the city. Their presence was something of a double edged sword to the Emperors which they protected. The Guard also took part in various campaigns and battles, including those of Marcus Aurelius.

This Praetorian marches with his spear held upright and in full kit, displaying the power of the Emperor to arm and armor his personal Guard within the confines of Rome.