Tuesday, 1 March 2016

From LeeH - 6mm Carthaginian Veteran Infantry (21 points)

My 6mm Carthaginian Army has grown again this time with the addition of a Veteran Infantry unit. I wanted these guys to stand out, both in terms of the colours used and the quality of painting, so I made a real effort to get these looking nice. As with the Citizen infantry I painted a few weeks ago I have gone for white shields but have added some hand painted details to enhance them.

Carthaginian Veteran Infantry

This will be the last Carthaginian unit for a while - other than some Generals - as I have some Numidian's to paint next. I also have a bunch of Balearic Slingers ready to go under the brush, so those should be a pleasant diversion from ranks of infantry. I'm also thinking about some more models for my WWII North Africa collection but I haven't decided what to do with these yet.

Rows of white shields and red plumes!

A tough bunch of hard bitten warriors

One veteran unit of 36 infantry should earn me 18 points and (bonus rounds aside) should take me comfortably over my initial target of 300. I have asked Curt to increase my target score to 500 so I had better knuckle down and get a load more painted in these last few weeks!


Lovely work Lee - you've taken to these 6mm ancients like a duck to water. Nice job on the hand-painted shield designs - I'm giving you some bonus points for those as it can't have been an easy job to keep them neat (especially on a white background).

17 comments:

  1. How the hell do you manage that? They're so neatly painted, so well-defined! Great work!

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  2. Very nice mate. I do like the way you label units as well. And I am looking forward to the best light horse in the world! terrific job on these. Inspiring!

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  3. Really impressive unit - hand painted shields with details in 6mm - madness, but a very good sort of madness

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  4. Beautiful little buggers Lee!

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  5. So much detail on such teeny tiny chaps..... Well done indeed, they look smashing.

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  6. These are nice thought they were 15mm initially.

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  7. WOW those realy POP! impresive.

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  8. Darn, that's helluva lot of detail on a 6mm! Impressive stuff!

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  9. Brilliant, are you sure you aren't painting 28mm figs and them just photographing them from really far away

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  10. Incredible work Lee - great results.

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  11. I am loving these guys a lot Lee. I am sorely tempted to give ancients a go in 6mm. Your shields are aces.

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  12. Excellent work Lee, they look top notch

    Ian

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  13. Very nice bunch of wee lads, Lee! Boy did you pack the color on them too, they look very nice! ;)

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  14. Most excellent, especially considering the scale!

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  15. These are stunning, nice work!

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