|Carthaginian African troops, the core of Hannibal's army in Italy.|
This week I added another 16 Carthaginian African spearmen to bring the existing unit up to 32 figures. I like the ground level photo that graces the top of this page. It really conveys a sense of movement and action compared to the standard helicopter view of the unit.
|Another ground level view of the Carthaginian unit.|
Here are some pictures of the whole unit. I had a little bit of fun with a couple of the shield designs.
I have not based any of the figures yet because I am still mulling over some of the options that I discussed in a previous blog post on this subject. There is no hurry.
I also finished ten Roman Velite skirmishers and started working on some Numidian/Libyan skirmishers.
|Roman Velite skirmishers. They have reduced the local wolf population, it seems.|
|Rear view of the Velites|
The light troops will be assigned to the Elephant commander so as to provide protection for the Nellies from those dastardly Roman Velites. The animal cruelty society should be notified about this.
As I paint more and more figures I find myself sympathizing with Team Carthage, the underdog, versus the Republican Romans.