Saturday, May 26, 2012

Carthaginian Generals

Glenn's army gets four stands of generals: three stands of subordinate commanders and one stand for the army's leader.

The three subordinate commanders are all from Aventine.  After painting all those enormous Renegade horses, I thought the Aventine horses looked a little puny, but they look nice once painted.

The overall commanders are from Relic, and these are some stunning figures.  I especially likes the peturges and the horse barding.

And that completes the Carthaginian army.  390 foot, 69 mounted, and 4 elephants.  It took me seven months, but it is done!

Yesterday I primed all the Romans, and today I have started painting them.  I figure the Romans should paint up much more quickly than the Carthaginians, whose various contingents forced me to break the army up into eight different sub-projects.  I can complete the Romans in one batch, or maybe two (one of cavalry and one of foot).  Glenn will be driving to my home to pick up the armies this summer, and I plan on making the deadline!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Carthaginian Elephants

The first thing everyone knows about the Second Punic War is Hannibal and his elephants.  Glenn decided on four elephants for his army, and these were impressive models.  They required a lot of assembly and some finesse with the five minute epoxy, but I think the results are worth it.

In addition to the elephant crew, each beast gets two runners on a separate base in front.  The runners can be removed to show casualties.

This leaves only the generals left to paint, then on to the Romans!