Ballista for Late Romans


  • I purchased 2 of these ballistas from a seller on Etsy and plan to create crews from the Wargames Atlantic Roman box. Anyone else use 3D printed models? I've heard they're more fragile than the type of hard plastic used in model kits. Hopefully we'll see WA release a ballista kit in the future!



  • Looks like a good model.

    Resin can be a bit more brittle than many hard plastic kits but with careful handling you should be ok in my experience....as long as you are not trying to do any conversion work.

    Warlord Games does Roman ballistas (scorpions) in plastic I believe.


  • Eccentric Miniatures, a little one-man made-in-the-USA miniatures company, does some nice generic medieval European 28mm ballistas and crews as injection-molded plastic kits; the crew might not be dressed as Roman soldiers, but if you can roll with that, the kits are quite affordable, and I've had only positive experiences with ordering from the company:

     


  • As GG states resin is "more brittle" then plastic but that being said this seems to be fairly stout, my concerns with resin are parts that are scale thin and long such as rifle barrels or the handle of an entrenching tool. I think your ballistas will hold up well under normal play. 


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