The rectangular scutum shield was the most iconic piece of equipment of the Roman legionnary. This large semi-cylindrical shield was used by Rome's heavy infantry to create unbreakable formations, protecting the soldier from the chin to the knees, and allowing the legionnary to hide behind impressive shield walls when using the famous testudo formation. The scutum shield was a defensive bulwark, but this fantasy take on the classic brings its defense to a whole new level. This roman styled tower shield is larger and heavier than any scutum that ever existed, and is carried with straps instead of the traditionnal center grip. It's the perfect shield for a bulwark of the Empire, a massive shield for the front line fighter that needs to hold the line at all cost.