Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More pre-finished Aventine Etruscans/Italian Allies photos

Here are some better photos of the Aventine Etruscans/Italian Allies before I finished the groundwork and added shields. The photos were taken outside, hence the better lighting than my original posting of the finished figures. Unfortunately, my camera skills are minimal at best so I'm lucky that these came out relatively clear.

This is an overhead shot of the figures in their pre-finished Litko movement stand. As I do not game, I have not figured out the size of finished, the stands may be re-configured at some point to accommodate a proper number of troops.

A note on the standard bearer, I've given him a new smaller round shield and have cut the length of the standard to a more realistic height...will post a photo showing the change at some point.

Gripping Beast Punic Wars

Above, we have some Carthaginian veterans and two Libyan/Carthos regular infantry and a command figure.

These are three Principes advancing with swords and an Italian ally command unit.

Here are photos of some Gripping Beast (GB) Punic War figures I completed a while back. They are nice figures with a good deal of character, variety, and detail. The swords, shields, and spears are separate, allowing for good variety. The bases are Gale Force Nine magnetized, which I've since moved away from in favor of Litko wooden. Originally, I had planned to construct my Punic War project using mostly GB figures as they have an extensive range covering just about every culture involved in the conflict. Unfortunately, they are on the smaller side of today's 28's and do not have the "presence" of the Aventine, Gorgon, Foundry or Polemarch lines. Sadly...a fair-sized pile of GB lead sits in a drawer.