David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

More Hanibal's Veterans

 It seems to have been forever and a day since I started these figures! It's not that they've proved especially complicated to paint, nor that they are merely more of the same after two previous units of Veteran Infantry, but rather that I seem to have lost my painting mojo. I guess it's just another aspect of the Pandemic Fatigue that I alluded to in my last post. Anyway, here they are, finished at last ~

The figures are from Aventine Miniatures, their Imitation Legionaries with suitably Carthaginian seperate heads. The Unit Pack deal comprises 4 Command figures and 12 Imitation Legionaries, so I added a pack of 4 Imitation Legionaries in Linothorax for variety in bringing the unit up to 20 figures. The device on their banner is simply a cut down LBM Carthaginian shield transfer ~



I'm not a fan of multipart figures as you'll know, mainly because hand and eye issues seem to combine to compound my 10 thumbs syndrome and leave little globs and strands of glue where they show. But, hey-ho, I've made the best job I could and they will have to do!


Next up will be two bases made up from Crusader Miniatures Celtiberians and Celts. Each will feature 12 figures arranged on a 100x80mm base to represent two warbands in games. With those completed the Carthaginian army will be finished for now at least. I'll add some Spanish cavalry I hope at some point but until then it'll be back to the Republican Romans in the shape of Allied Italian cavalry first, hopefully followed by an Allied Legion using Aventine Miniatures' Etruscans. But, as for plans; well, we know what happens to them?

24 comments:

  1. Very nice David not too shabby at all 👍 mixed shields looks good after all they aren’t romans !

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  2. They look lovely David. When I used to work as a modelmaker, we used to notice every fault etc when working on a project. On the odd occasion we got to see the models many moons later, we had forgotten the imperfections and they looked wonderful. I'm sure the same will be true of these when on the table in the future.

    My mojo left me and head South a week or so ago, yet returned all of a sudden after some time spent outside. I've learnt not to foce it and wait until the muse is upon me.

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    1. Thanks SteveJ, both for encouragement and for advice! I've started the first Warband figures today as it happens.

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  3. Very nice. I too have suffered from the lack of get up and go, but then I have plans which only await the postmans knock to pick up again.

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    1. Age is my excuse, at least that's what I tell myself!

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  4. Splendid looking unit there Mr.B

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    1. Very kind Phil, let's hope they will do! Enjoy your getaway break!

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  5. Lovely and the two warband bases will make fine additions when done .... the light is at the end of the tunnel :-)

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  6. Thanks Norm. I've just cleaned up the figures for the second warband base as it happens.

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  7. Now that is a nice unit! Cheers Greg https://deltacoy.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great work, David! The Crusader Celts are very nice. I look forward to seeing yours.

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    1. Very kind Jonathan, much appreciated. I'm looking forward to seeing my Celtiberian warbands too!

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  9. Lovely looking unit, nothing wrong with them!
    Best Iain

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    1. I will take that in the circumstances Iain, thank you!

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  10. Those are some very fine looking veterans David!

    Christopher

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    1. That's very kind Christopher, thank you.

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  11. Great looking unite David, your output puts mine to shame.
    Airhead

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    1. Thank for the endorsement Airhead! Output is all relative though to each individual. We all do what we can in our individual circumstances.

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  12. Your veterans look good, and as you say we all progress at our own rate, and even for individuals there can be marked variations in output over time!

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    1. Thanks Gonsalvo, always good to know I'm not alone in my thinking hobbywise.

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  13. Beautiful unit. Most impressive looking fellows.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thank you James for the kind endorsement, much appreciated.

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