...and packed safely away in GHQ awaiting their game debut! Sometime, but when is anyone's guess I have to point out. Anyway, no doom and gloom, here they are at last, a 20 figure unit of Allied Italian heavy infantry for my Carthaginian army ~
These are yet more figures from my much appreciated bargain buy from fellow gamer David. Aventine Miniatures of course with Etruscan shield transfers from LBM and bases from Warbases as ever. They took me rather longer than I'd hoped, the muse was not really on the ball at the end of the project I'd guess.
The remaining surplus figures have been sold on to a gamer in the Stafford area, so now it's forward to Pendawar and the triumphs - or otherwise - of Tippoo Bykha, the Tygre of Pendawar! My first order of E.I.C. types from Perry Miniatures arrived and are cleaned up and spray undercoated ready to start - goodness me though, I hate the bloody vent runs on the figures! My Foundry order also arrived the next day with crews for the guns from AWM, Matchlock infantry and some Bengal Horse Artillery and 2 guns for the E.I.C. All of the first tranche of figures I ordered are ready to go under the brush, starting with a 24 figure Sepoy infantry battalion. There's also a mounted General who will be the brigade commander.
Sue is kindly going to treat me to some further figures in due course, I think she's feeling sorry for me! I'll probably order some cavalry from the Sikh Wars and Indian Mutiny ranges at Foundry next month along with a further unit of Matchlock armed warriors. There are already more figures already enroute from Perry Miniatures, more Sepoys, Bombay Grenadiers, and two guns and crew for the E.I.C. army. They will need some cavalry in due course, when funds permit..