Recording the creation of Roman, Carthaginian and other armies for the 2nd Punic War.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Carthaginian Veteran Spearmen started

Well I have started work on a 20 man unit of Crusader Miniatures Carthaginian Veterans. One thing I find curious is that they are all modelled with a sandalled left foot but a bare right foot!

Crusader figures

I have also ordered some of A&A's Carthaginian veterans as they are sculpted by Mark Sims as well and they will lend some varity to what will have to be a reasonably large number of figures. I also ordered some of Little Big Men's shield transfers for the A&A figures and must get some for the Crusader figures.

A&A figures

As the Veterans were a collection of different nationalities largely equipped with looted Roman gear I have decided that they will have a somewhat non-uniform appearance; so different shields and different coloured tunics.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Zama: on again?

Well it went a bit quiet on the "will we or won't we do Zama?" front but now it looks as though we may be on to do a game at the Society of Ancients day after all. I'm struggling with envisioning the forces and so I have a dropped a note to Big Red Bat whose Zama project is truly awe inspiring.

Two things we have agreed we need are elephants and Numidian cavalry so maybe I could put in an order for some of those; probably from Crusader.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Balearic slingers

These are my first few figures for the Society of Ancients Zama game. I think we are planning to use the Tony Bath rules and I remember from Cynoscephalae that missile troops are pretty devastating so I will have to get some more of these I think.

They are Crusader figures so were very easy to paint and they match my Romans. I painted headbands as spare slings as they carried three slings of different lengths to shoot at different ranges.

Two other people at the club are interested in entering a game and they have quite a few figures so I may not need to paint that many. I will concentrate on Spanish and Celtiberians to start with as I have always wanted a Spanish army to oppose my Romans.

More on Zama this week.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Society of Ancients: Zama?

We had some people at the Society of Ancients Battle Day over the weekend. Persians against Early Byzantines so not for me this year. However the rumour is that next year the SOA is planning to do something with Hannibal: probably Zama. This is much more exciting and gives me the chance to get going on lots more stuff after the Roman legions I did for Cynoscephalae two years ago.

Both sides had lots of Numidian Cavalry. Hannibal had Celts and Ligurians as well as African (Carthaginian and Libyan) troops. It all sounds quite inspiring!