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Aetius, Owen & Dracula – Blandford Warriors Episodes 10, 11 & 12

It’s the end of the line for the Blandford Warriors!  All twelve in this limited series of classic 1988 Citadel Miniatures are now painted and standing alongside each other in the cabinet, jostling for position of most dramatic medieval warlord. Left to right: Flavius Aetius, Owen of Wales and Vlad Dracula. The final triumverate are spread across a thousand years of European history.  Let’s take a look at them each in turn. Flavius Aetius Chances are you’ve not heard of Aetius, but you’ll have heard of his most famous opponent – Attila the Hun.  Aetius and Attila clashed at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in AD451 – one of the greatest bloodsheds as the Western Roman Empire crumbled under the weight of barbarian invaders.  Aetius was supreme commander of all military forces in the west, and crushed the Huns, stopping their advance into Gaul, and ultimately breaking Atilla’s tribal empire – earning him a place in history as the last of the great Romans. Flavius Aetius and

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