Thursday 10 March 2016

Carthaginian Generals & Allies

I'm painting up a storm as we head into the final few weeks of the Challenge...I have to as I foolishly upped my target! This week I have several units finished but decided to lump them together in a single post because I felt sorry for our redoubtable stewardess Tamsin. I also completed some WWII vehicles but I'll post pictures of these later in the week.

First up are a selection of Carthaginian generals both mounted and on foot, plus a couple of solo based Hero figures. As with all my 6mm ancients these are from Baccus but unlike the Roman Generals set I painted up a few weeks go these guys had relatively little casting lines and vents to be removed.

Mounted Carthaginian Generals plus a few on foot and some solo hero figures

The armies of Carthage were mostly made up of mercenaries and allies and the first of these that I have painted are some Balearic Slingers. I enjoyed painting these... probably because they were a really simple paint job. More importantly they give my army some much needed firepower.

Balearic Slingers
Balearic Slingers from the side

Next up are some Numidian skirmishers. Trust me there are some cavalry coming soon but I couldn't get them finished in time for this week.

Numidian Skirmishers with cow hide shields
These models are actually listed as Moorish infantry on the Baccus website

The whole gang - Generals, Skirmishers and Slingers

So in total this lost consists of nine Mounted troops and 48 Infantry so they should net me 33 points and get me even closer to me new target of 500 points. Now for the final sprint to the finish line. I have my Curtgeld still to complete and I another desert tank unit to paint that will earn me the extra few points I need to reach my target. 


  1. Yep, these diddy ancients are growing on me. Quite like the idea of a 'proper' pike phalanx . . . .

  2. Great job, love the cow hide shields...


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