I am being a bit lazy today from a blogging perspective anyway. I should be doing the game report from the WW2 Western Desert campaign, but game reports always take a bit of time to do, and after the usual weekend shopping and gardening activities I lack the motivation. Instead here is a quick post on recent my ancient unit painting progress and a view of the Carthaginian army completed to date.
|Three more unit painted since my last post.|
As I had cleared the tabletop of a WW2 Western Desert game it was a good opportunity to see how all the completed Carthaginians look setup. I have yet to paint three more Carthaginian cavalry units, three Celtic infantry, three skirmish units, and one more elephant unit.
|A view of the Carthaginian army. All units are on 3x4 inch bases.|
All the Ancient models are HaT figures which are working out really well and have a good range of units for this period.
They look very impressive all arrayed for battle Peter. AAR's are surpisingly time consuming with my recent effort taking around 2 hours. I've tried keeping them as simple as possible, but it's hard to strike a balance on giving the right amount of info on the action.ReplyDelete
Thank you. It is surprising how long it takes to do a AAR, they sometimes take longer than the game itself.Delete
I third that! :-)Delete
Fab! I had a go a few years ago with the Hat range: they are great figures but it became another victim of my butterfly mind. I still have a war elephant in a display cabinet, though. It was painted by the wife!ReplyDelete
Agree, the figures are very good.Delete
That is excellent progress and the decision to go with the big bases is fully vindicated.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Unit basing has 12 figures for infantry, 6 for heavy cavalry, 9 for skirmishers, and 4 for light cavalry. The aim is to have 200 plus figures per side in a game.Delete
Peter, your Carthaginian army has grown very quickly! This is a sizable force to be reckoned with. Great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I am looking forward to tackling the Roman army soon. I am trying to chip away at the figures with two units per week.Delete
Thank you. It's a case of slow and steady, and good motivation to get all the units out at once.Delete
A good looking army Peter and it hasn't taken you long.ReplyDelete
I am averaging two painted units per week and doing my best not to get distracted. Thanks.Delete
That's a pretty impressive army you've assembled in a very short time - you deserve a rest. Are you going for a Republican Roman Army next? The Zvezda figures for that look gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I will definitely moving on to the Romans next. I have already purchased the HaT figures. I will have to look out for Zvezda figures for future projects.Delete
This project is taking shape quickly and very nicely!ReplyDelete
My now 5 year old Grandson saw my table set up and mentioned painting something. I will have to keep HAT figures and other plastics in mind when that takes more definite shape!
Thank you. The good old plastics remain a good entry level option.Delete
Really great looking ancient figures Peter, I especially like the elephants (of course!). I can see why the HaT ranges are so popular.ReplyDelete
This is the first time I have used HaT figures and I am impressed. They are certainly value for money for a wargamer. I do like the elephants too.Delete