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From MartinC - Ancients and I need a new target (260 Points)
Productive week this week - spurred on by AlexS' epic points bomb last week.
First up a couple of Republican Roman units. These are a mix of Crusader and Aventine figures, Crusader are good but Aventine are brilliant. I'm really quite chuffed with these
First the Principes in mail with a fairly simple hand painted shield
Secondly a unit of Hastai with pectoral armour and much fancier hand painted shields. I think the green tunics have come out really well
Next up a fairly weird looking Carthaginian general from Magister Militum. Not sure if is a good or bad figure. Looks like a model of a statue. Let's settle for interesting
Finally also from Magister a unit of Parthian camel cataphracts. These are massive, forgot to do a comparison shot but they are 70mm from base to top of helmet. I've always had a hankering for a fantasy desert army and I already have the infantry and of course the flying carpets.
The couple of the cloaks don't hang right from the back and I tried to fix but it didn't look right.
So that is 32 foot with 30 hand painted shields and 7 cavalry (260 points?).
I have about 120 figs left to paint to complete my plan so lets say 2700 as a new target
Martin powers on with another wonderful points drop.i love the mix of bright colours - and well done the hand painting of the shields. 2700 - oh i think near 3k for you.. seeing you have an excuse to go shopping? Maybe catch you at York - the man laden with figures..