Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Gathering Storm...

As regular visitors to the blog will know, I'm currently working on a project with my gaming buddy Steve to paint up some armies for the Second Punic War. My Republican Romans have been steadily appearing in previous posts. Currently I have some triarii on the go, as I wait for my cavalry to arrive from Relic Miniatures. Rather than rob a bank I elected to have them delivered by surface mail, and they are taking their sweet time.

A couple of people have commented that they would like to see how Steve's Carthaginians are coming along, so with his permission I'm sharing the progress of his army so far. As you can see, the army is looking brilliant, and I'm quite intimidated. Both of us are playing mind games with the basing - I'm using desert bases to indicate that my army are fighting on Carthaginian home turf, while Steve has made it clear that his army is rampaging around Italy. The broken column is a nice touch.

I can't wait to see our armies clash on the table! Nice work Steve.

Oh, and I did manage to finish a general from Crusader Miniatures this week, so I'll finish this post with an image of the Roman general gazing with foreboding at the advancing Carthaginian hordes. 'At least there are no Celts', he says.


  1. Lovely stuff - that General has his work cut out for him against that horde. At least, historically he does...

  2. Have Celts, would Steve like to borrow a couple of stands hahahah. The Cartho's look great even though the use of "decals" on the shields is" less than kosher" compared to the masterfully crafted Roman hand painted beauties ; ) I really look forward to seeing them all clash and soon I hope to display my Cartho attempts as well. Just got to finish a little basing the odd cavalry unit and then onto the Romans as well. Who knows maybe if I get my act together I might be able to supplement your forces with a quick weekend of gaming in Sydney???

    1. Mate, I'd love to meet over a table with dice and beer some time!

    2. Very cool. Will have to get on and paint then. Cheers Alan.

  3. That general looks like he's reconsidering his career.


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