Tuesday, 8 March 2016

From LeeH - 6mm Carthaginian Generals and Allies (37 points)

I'm painting up a storm as we head into the final few weeks of the Challenge...I have to as I foolishly upped my target! This week I have several units finished but decided to lump them together in a single post because I felt sorry for our redoubtable stewardess. I also have some WWII vehicles but I'll post those separately as they are as different period.

First up are a selection of Carthaginian generals both mounted and on foot, plus a couple of solo based Hero figures. As with all my 6mm ancients these are from Baccus but unlike the Roman Generals set I painted up a few weeks go these guys had relatively little casting lines and vents to be removed.

Mounted Carthaginian Generals plus a few on foot and some solo hero figures

The armies of Carthage were mostly made up of mercenaries and allies and the first of these that I have painted are some Balearic Slingers. I enjoyed painting these... probably because they were a really simple paint job. More importantly they give my army some much needed firepower.

Balearic Slingers
Balearic Slingers from the side

Next up are some Numidian skirmishers. Trust me there are some cavalry coming soon but I couldn't get them finished in time for this week.

Numidian Skirmishers with cow hide shields
These models are actually listed as Moorish infantry on the Baccus website

So in total this lost consists of nine Mounted troops and 48 Infantry so they should net me 33 points and get me even closer to me new target of 500 points. Now for the final sprint to the finish line. I have my Curtgeld still to complete and I need to find a final unit to paint that will earn me the extra few points I need to reach my target.

The whole gang - Generals, Skirmishers and Slingers

More 6mm Carthaginian goodness from Lee. You've been doing some cracking work on this project.
These do give you a base score of 33 points, but I'm adding 4 for the handpainted shields.


  1. I'm being repeatedly amazed by the mind-shattering detail Challengers are managing to cram into 6mm figs - splendid and slightly mad work, well done!

  2. Well done mate I am still enjoying these. They look terrific.

    I am so impressed that if there is a 6mm side duel next year I will try to take part in it!

  3. Brilliant! More Punic loveliness. This is such a great project to watch unfold.

  4. Nice work, amazing how stunning 6mm figures can look.

  5. Loved your work on this army, keep it up

  6. Very nice brushwork on them, Lee!

  7. Wonderful stuff Lee. Those Numidian skirmishers are something else!

  8. Great units Lee. You're getting great results with these 6mm ancients. The slings look rather massive on those castings I gotta say.

  9. amazing detail yet again.... I should be used to it by now but I'm still impressed!

  10. First class again Lee, hope you join in the side challenge next year :-)


  11. Cracking stuff! The amount of detail you can pick out on 6mm's is amazing!

  12. Seems like 6mm is getting more and more attention nowadays. Well done, Lee.

  13. Really nice, Lee. Group shot please!