The contest. My opponent, the awesome Thomas B. Thomas' entry.
The 9nth Roman Legion carried the sacred eagle as a mark of honor among all other Legions when marching deep into enemy territory they were ambushed and the eagle was taken. show yourself as a roman soldier recovering the eagle you can have as many men with as you want.
So yeah, this is kinda late, due to some complications on the day before the deadline. Hopefully, this is accepted.
For this MOC, I did two scenes, a forced-perspective version of the cover of "The Eagle of the Ninth" and the entrance of the cave from which Marcus and Esca retrieved the Eagle in the book.
Some angry tribal people I made for fun. The guy in the Chima torso is supposed to be a priest who wore animal skins in the book.
This was a close one...your first build was good but I felt it was a bit too simple; your second build was okay but not all that impressive compared to your opponent's similar, but superior, scene. In the end I vote for your opponent for his more complete and finished entry - I think that if you had spent more time on one of the builds you would have had a better shot.