I’ve been quite quiet over the recent few weeks – as always day to day realities prevent me from spending as much time on miniatures as I would like. However, I am going to share something with you all today – a teaser of a set of figures that have been languishing in the dark recesses of Agema towers for far too long!
This chap is a Carthaginian in Linothorax – maybe a well armed Citizen Trooper raised in the defence of Carthage by Hannibal at Zama, or one of the Sacred Band; Carthage’s Elite volunteer warriors in the great tradition of the Theban Sacred Band and the Spartan Hippeis. Unfortunately the Sacred Band of Carthage don’t seem to have done as well as their name-sakes when it came to martial prowess (except, like the Theban Band, they seem to have died to a man on occasion!) This chap is one of a new set that will be available soon – hopefully along with the more ‘standard’ Citizen Infantry as I try to push and complete the Carthaginian range before turning to Gauls. More of his ‘pals’ next week. In the meantime, why not grab yourself a Hannibal or Carthaginian Command set in readiness for these forthcoming new arrivals?