Roman Legionary of the Second Triumvirate around the time of the Battle of Philippi (42 BC). After the Assassination of Julius Caesar, civil unrest in Rome forced his killers to flee the city for the eastern provinces. In his will Caesar named his nephew, Octavian as heir who proceeded to ally himself with Caesar’s close allies, Mark Antony and Lepidus forming the Second Triumvirate who sought vengeance against Caesar’s killers. In the East those who had conspired against Caesar dubbed themselves as the Liberators led by Brutus and Cassius who assembled their own forces to do battle with that of the Triumvirate. In October of 42 BC the armies of the Liberators and the Second Triumvirate met in Macedonia at a place called Philippi, both sides had assembled near 20 Legions each totaling over 100,000 men on both sides. Brutus and Cassius had positioned their army in a fortified position forcing the army of Mark Antony and Octavian to go on the offensive. Despite Brutus being able to overrun Octavian’s camp disaster fell upon the Liberators when Cassius committed suicide after being beaten back by Antony and being told Brutus had fallen in battle and believing their forces were on the brink of defeat. In reality Brutus was very much alive and was now left to command the Liberator’s army without the experienced Cassius. For the next 21 days the armies skirmished with each other until on October 23 Brutus ordered a final engagement with the Triumvirate. The two armies slugged it out in a brutal struggle but in the end the army of the Second Triumvirate prevailed and Brutus after fleeing the battlefield, took his own life. In the aftermath of Philippi, Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus secured their place as the masters of Rome splitting control over the Republic between them and setting the stage for the Final War of the Roman Republic.
Nicely painted Deathwatch Start Collecting Force. Hoping to get one of each done up eventually. Which would you like to see next?
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I’m so thrilled that my first formal critique was such a success. There was such a presence from my cohorts and I really felt so humbled by the fruits of our conversation in the critique. Thank you everybody in my little group for being *you*, and inspiring me to go to new uncharted places in my art and life. Graduate school is both tearing me down and reconstructing me simultaneously, but I sense it’s all for the best. Life is definitely one hell of a ride sometimes. 🖐🏻💜
A work in progress of another 1:4 scale Demon Bust. He's an ex-biker gang member, a bit of a grumpy bum in the morning and goes by the name of Chief. If you'd like to know more about him, please visit my website.