I didn't really want to start another Roman Army as I had a 1500 point EIR one completed with more units to add and a 3rd century Middle Imperial one in progress. Added to this I had about 60 Foundry Caesarian figures to paint and some Black Tree Design late Romans as well.
I had thought about doing the Punic War with Warmaster Ancients as I was not that impressed by any of the existing 28mm ranges but I forgot about the whole thing until the Warhammer Ancients Hannibal Supplement by Allen Curtis came out. This started to re-enthuse me and the thought of small 12 man units for the Romans sounded like I could produce units quite quickly.
Then Renegade brought out their new figures and these looked great. I ordered some together with some Numidians. I liked the Romans although I thought their helmet feathers were too big.
The Numidians were dreadful, however as they had hugely oversized heads: see the comparison here. I decided that the Renegade Carthaginian range was just not going to work.
I had painted a Renegade velite and really liked it but they were too big to go with anyone else's Carthaginians. This was a shame as I had the Steve Saleh Renegade Celts and the Romans would have been a perfect fit.
It was back to the drawing board and so I ordered some Gripping Beast figures and some from Crusader