Punic Wars


Polybian Legion and Carthaginian Elephants

Way back in the sixth Analogue Hobbies Winter Challenge I painted a Polybian Roman Army. I'd always wanted to expand it with more Hastati, Principes and Triarii but as with all good intentions it never happened. So three years after I first started this army I am finally getting round to expanding the ranks of my Romans. I had planned to paint these one group at a time but after working through masses of Zulu's last year that felt a bit lazy so I have done the whole lot as one entry. As you'll probably notice the last rank (the veteran Triarii) are just two bases worth. That wasn't intentional, I had ordered a pack of 96 figures but was only sent 48 and didn't realise until I was ready to start. My wife gave them to my for Christmas so when they arrived over a month ago I just handed the pack to her and didn't check my order. Rather than delay working in these I decided to paint what I have got for now and worry about the two missing units later. I made a concerted effort to paint and base them exactly a

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15mm Punic Wars Project

A clutch of figures painted for this project.A unit of Gallic heavy warband and two units of naked fanatics, Gestati(or something like that).  Also a couple of mounted leaders and a cavalry unit.There is also a mounted skirmish unit of Tarantine horse, a universal mercenary force who will fight for anyone of the right money....Gallic Nobels, ready to lead the wildmen to battle Gallic cavalry, a very useful unit who can fight on both sides or among themselves  Naked fanatics....  Heavy WarbandTarantine, mercenary light horse..... Sorry about the bad pictures they were taken on an IPad in poor lighting.  Better ones will follow once they have been based.

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15mm Punic War Project

Found time to add to own collections.  This time the ever expanding 2nd Punic War project.The first two pictures are off Punic Citizen cavalry and two figures for a command stand.  These are Corvus Belli figures as is the majority of my Punic citizen force.24 Gallic warriors, these will form two 'heavy' warbands 'Soldari'  The figures are from War and Empire   Gallic chariots, not really 2nd Punic Wars but very useful for fighting Romans anyway.One chariot is Corvus Belli the other War and Empire

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Planning for the Challenge

I've been feeling a little bit 'unfocused' for a while. Not quite between projects so much as struggling to bring several to a conclusion. I have a number quite usable armies for different periods that I want to expand and I have some vague ideas for future projects that I don't want to rush into. In short this particular wargames butterfly has become stuck in a web of his own making! Don't get me wrong, I'm not in a 'slump', I'm not struggling with time (any more than usual), I've just allowed myself to become distracted by multiple projects to the point where I have ground to a halt unable to make any clear decisions. So this week I have been giving some serious thought on how break the deadlock and I'm using the upcoming Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge to drag myself out of this stalemate. In previous years I have gone into the painting challenge with a very clear 'project' as my goal. One time it was painting 6mm armies for the 2nd Punic War; The year before last I focused on a  Pyrrhic army

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Punic Wars Project-Gauls

Gallic skirmishers/javelinmen.  Under the Imputvs basing scheme these will make four four man units.The figures are the very nice War and Empire, there are lots more Gauls to come.  The aim is to have a very large Gallic collection, not that I like big figure collections lol, to be able to do Gallic Tribal wars and add allies to the Romans.

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