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xenophon Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Feb 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

What manufacturers produce Romans and Carthaginians in 28mm that would be suitable for the 5th century?

Mars Ultor09 Feb 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Both of these are all over the place. It depends on if you want metal of plastic. Carthaginians in plastic are made by Victrix and Agema. Many others have metals: Relic Miniatures, Old Glory, Gripping Beast (I think), Essex (probably), Aventine (some), Crusader Miniatures, Renegade Miniatures. I'm that sure I'm missing some other good manufacturers.

The only plastic Late Romans I know of are by Gripping Beast. They look very nice. Metals would be A&A miniatures, Old Glory, Essex (pretty sure), Crusader. Again, that's just off the top of my head. There are also some mid-Principate Romans from Aventine and A&A.

mollinary09 Feb 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Sorry, I am a bit confused here. Why would you want Carthaginians and Romans of the 5th century(BC?)? The Punic Wars were 3rd and 2nd Centuries BC, as far as I recall.


xenophon Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Feb 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

I am interested in the period before the Punic Wars because there was some interesting stuff going on in Sicily and even off the Italian coast near Naples.

The Carthaginians of that period still had round shields etc.

mollinary09 Feb 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

Right, now I understand! Good luck with your search.


madmick Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

1st Corps ?

Mithridates Inactive Member09 Feb 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

Apart from suggestions above you could also look at Gorgon – good range of infantry and mounted Etruscans which may be suitable for the early Romans. General in chariot has an appeal. Victrix have possibilities combining hoplites and (say) parts from Rome's Italian Allies.

Interesting period and options for allies like Latins and Italian Hill tribes.

Mars Ultor09 Feb 2017 8:46 p.m. PST

Ah, 5th c. BC Romans, got it. Aventine Miniatures for sure.

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

Aventine Hellenistic pikemen are useful for the older Carthaginian phalanx. I've got some to represent the mix of lamellar, scale, bronzeplate, and leather that Duncan Head mentions in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars.

Keith at Aventine will be more than happy to supply you with round aspis and hoplite spears if you ask.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Aventine, and Gorgon too. Perhaps some of the Victrix plastic Carthaginians?

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