Red Box Wargame 1/72 Roman Vinea Tank w/Battering Ram (2 ea.) Set

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While set-piece battles in a field will always attract much of the attention of military history enthusiasts, sieges were also a vital part of warfare, and often became the most important element, particularly when the enemy chose to stay within their high-walled cities, as often happened in the ancient world.

A vinea was essentially a penthouse or shed on wheels which were used to protect men as they approached some wall, usually of a fort or city. Under such protection, they could attempt to damage the wall, attack a gate or prepare for a siege engine to be brought up. While this was going on the besieged would, of course, would be trying to stop them, with a common tactic being to try and burn the engine and vinea.

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