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ToneTW08 Jul 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

20mm Newline Designs Carthaginian cavalry miniatures had been sat on my desk waiting to be refurbished and rebased for some time now, I just kept putting them off. Now I want to have a clear of the half done projects on my desk ready for a big push on light infantry units and Zama units (of which this is one!). I was never quite satisfied how they had turned out originally, the clouding of the varnish and my over zealous bending of their arms left me feeling "at least they are done".

So I also needed to "fix" the arms, apply some highlights (particularly the bronze) and inject some colour into the riders. I ended up leaving most of the horses, some still look cloudy but its not too bad with them being mottled grey. I also changed the shields to slightly flatter ones which are the same diameter, various colours and some Veni Vidi Vici transfers from their 15mm Hellenistic range. The laurel wreath design was from an aborted homebrew transfer project. Now I feel happier with them and look forward to them taking the field in their new guise:


Fire at Will08 Jul 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

Excellent work

Prince Rupert of the Rhine09 Jul 2018 1:10 a.m. PST

Nice I like the shields.

Not sure about the horse armour though are Newline still providing horses with armour because I thought that myth ( along with Punic pike) had been firmly debunked as a 70s gamer fantasy ?

ToneTW09 Jul 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

Cheers guys!

Good question regarding horse armour, to be honest I have missed the horse armour debate, but I am aware of the Punic pike confusion over "Longchephoroi" being mistranslated.

With regards to the miniatures, I got these horsemen about a decade ago from Newline so I am not sure if they still come armoured (I guess that they will be). Sean would probably swap them for unarmoured ones if requested.

They still offer "African Pikemen" codes, but the first and second ranks are very usable as Hellenistic pikemen (used those codes for my Seleucids) although the rear rank code has a few conical helmets in the mix which makes them look Punic, but it might make a passable pilos with a bit of work. I have a pack of African pikemen in chainmail, these are not listed on the website I don't know whether they were forgotten about and maybe useful as later Successor pikemen.

I have got a mix of Macedonian and African pikemen codes set aside for some "citizen" pikes. Also on the to-do list I have a few African pikemen codes but I am hoping to pass them off as spearmen with a larger shield that will cover the left hand. Using thin bristles for spears I can angle it away from the left hand hopefully.

Cheers again!

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