Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Sorting Carthage

So, with only a couple of units to go before I complete the Assyrians I'm suddenly distracted by the Carthaginians. May not make sense but sums me up perfectly!

The Carthaginians are an army I've never owned before, so acquiring Harry's was a completely novel idea.The intention is to limit my own input on these as much as possible - they're nicely painted to start with. There are also a few other figures I've picked up to incorporate into the army, so still quite a bit of work to do.

Usually I've tended to wait until I've finished units/armies before posting but recently new posts have started to become a rarity so I thought I'd put in an 'interim' report.

I've started with the cavalry. The Celtic component have their army including cavalry so I'll leave them for now. Other components are loosely Carthaginian, Spanish and Numidian.

Thought I'd include separate pictures of the generals before they got lost inside their elements. The Numidian prince is one of  Harry's conversions

The unit of Carthaginian noble cavalry - some spears have lost a bit of paint but I'm leaving well alone.

The Liby-Phoenicean component were a separate internet purchase. Although I originally intended to do very little with them, eventually I repainted everything apart from the horses and helmet crests.

I can't remember where I got the figure that will officer this unit! could be ex-Harry, could be 'other internet purchase' He's actually Greek 'S' Range, and I like the figure as is so I'm leaving him - who says officers have to have the same shield or crest pattern as the rest?

The Spanish medium cavalry have simply been rebased, no other work needed.

The Spanish and Numidian light cavalry all had thin wire javelins half of which dropped off. I prefer something more substantial anyway so they've all been redone. Might leave a clumsy join, but again going for minimum needed on these.

So that will be the cavalry component once finished. Or should that be if finished?



  1. A formidable contingent of horsemen. There's nothing quite like a mass of cavalry is there?

  2. Being a light cavalry type of general, the more the merrier. Actually I think the last competition battle I fought (over 20 years ago) used a Carthaginian army.