I just finished off this group of Triarii. No great accomplishment; they were about 90% done before I left for Historicon
I actually brought them with me, planning on doing the couple of hours work to complete them while I was there... but it never happened... I was having too much fun to spend time modeling!
I had brought proxy troops for them anyway, so they weren't strictly needed. These are 28 mm Old Glory figures.
The Triarii (singlular, Triarius) were of course the old veterans of the Legion, and during the Punic Wars, were equipped with long spears instead of the pila. They formed the "last reserve" of the Legion.
Thus the Latin saying, res ad triarios rediit, "it has come down to the Triarii". meaning that the situation is so desperate thatit is down to the last line of defense.