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Offline Cyrus1

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Numidians
« on: May 16, 2021, 12:17:06 AM »
The release of the new Osprey book on Numidians has me thinking about my Numidian army again. So far I have a few cavalry units and two elephants painted:





More pics, if interested:

https://bucellarii.blogspot.com/2021/05/numidian-command-and-cavalry.html

The bulk of the painting required will be the infantry, Crusader and Renegade figures.

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 02:12:35 AM »
Nice work so far; which rules are you planning to use them with?

Offline Cyrus1

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 06:08:11 AM »
Thanks MeG, ADLG and Command & Colors Ancients.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2021, 07:47:14 AM »
Iíve just started working on a Numidian force.
All Victrix plastics, superb.
Iím planing on a few command models, but need them in armour and mounted, I was considering the Victrix Roman general set with Numidian head swops?

I think your horses are stunning, brilliant painting.

Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 09:06:32 AM »
Very nice!

Offline Cyrus1

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2021, 10:22:22 PM »
Thanks Tim and Nic. Tim I think the head swap would work fine, there is an illustration in the Osprey book of Jugurtha in Roman armour and helmet. Some of the A&A Numidian command figures are armoured as well.

Offline SJWi

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2021, 05:06:51 AM »
Chaps, I'm also working on a Victrix Numidian force. I will base on sabots so I can use for "big battle " rules such as Impetus but also "Infamy", I think Numidinas may be in the next release.  Good tip on using Victrix Romans with Numidian head swaps. One problem solved for me!

Regards.   

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2021, 06:40:08 AM »
Iím trying to make my force all plastic, just because itíll be a first for me, a kind of challenge if you like.

Iím going to use the Numidian heads with helmets, on top of the Republican Roman bodies in Mail armour. These will be my imitation legionaries.

I may use the Victrix Spanish cav for characters thinking about it?
Iíll see what spare sprue stuff I can pick up.

Offline Cyrus1

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2021, 06:52:28 AM »
I really like plastics, theyíre a bit of work to assemble but the bonus is you can customise and kit bash figures very easily. I have plenty of unpainted metal Numidian infantry but will get at least one set of the Victrix Numidian infantry and transfers, their Spanish cavalry are superb.

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 03:08:46 AM »
The Victrix Carthaginians may also be useful for Numidian conversions, given how there were Numidian towns within the sphere of Carthaginian influence and how the Numidians later exerted some control to the east of Carthage after its fall.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2021, 07:14:54 AM »
Yes, Iíve mixed in a bit of Carthaginian gear as well.
Iíve managed to get hold of a couple of Spanish cavalry sprues (again fantastic detail)
So Iíll make some characters from these.
Didnít Juba have a Spanish bodyguard?

Absolutely loving these Numidian figures.
The faces are stunning.
Iím still on infantry at the moment, but the simple four figure sprue is so versatile.

Offline bigredbat

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2021, 08:11:32 AM »
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Didnít Juba have a Spanish bodyguard?



I did them, Tim, Juba is third from the right.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 08:21:03 AM by bigredbat »

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2021, 10:51:16 AM »
Lovely stuff Simon!
Iíll start putting up pictures of my progress when I start painting.
Iím still converting and gluing at the moment.

Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2021, 11:52:29 AM »
Great work on those Numidians - and the Spanish too!

Offline OB

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Re: Numidians
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2021, 01:38:17 PM »
Some nice Spanish shields there too.

 

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