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Offline tancrede

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[SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« on: February 02, 2023, 11:16:23 AM »
Hi everybody !
New year, new project !

As I have some projects still running but coming to an end (mainly WW2 and dark age projects), I have decided to start a new project.
As my friend Durutti seems to be a great fan of Hannibal and his Carthaginans, I have to start a Roman army.

So here are the first test models (Victrix for infantry, and Aventine for cavalry).
From left to right : lord on foot, triarii (guard), principes (warrior) and velite (levy) :

My blog, for personnal and commission work, and sometimes other things too => http://studiocaillou.blogspot.fr/

Offline has.been

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2023, 04:02:01 PM »
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As my friend Durutti seems to be a great fan of Hannibal and his Carthaginans, I have to start a Roman army.

My very first Wargames army came about for similar reasons. A classmate (I was 11 &
it was 56 years ago) one Stephen O'Leary (AKA Oscar) kept rabbiting on & on about
a geezer called Hannibal during history lessons. Really, just to annoy him I did my
first independent research.
The 'wonderful' Carthaginians lost the 1st Punic War, & the 2nd, and the 3rd
(4th don't really count, but they lost that too) all to the Romans!!! I had to get me some.
It being the 60s Airfix was my pocket money choice.
I didn't know that Airfix Romans were NOT Republican, in all the books (school/library)
if they showed illustrations of Legionaries it was Early Imperial.
Still it was MY first Wargames Army.

Ah nostalgia, it ain't what it used to be.  lol lol lol

I will follow your progress with interest.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2023, 04:13:05 PM »
I had the crush on Scipionic Romans too, and nothing available in 1970s South Africa but those ghastly Airfix figures. I still tremble at the memory.
The laws of probability do not apply to my dice in wargames or to my finesses in bridge.

Offline has.been

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2023, 06:44:15 PM »
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I had the crush on Scipionic Romans too, and nothing available in 1970s South Africa but those ghastly Airfix figures. I still tremble at the memory.

Hey! Those are my beloved, if badly led, first Wargames figures you are bad mouthing. lol lol lol

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 12:49:58 AM »
If I still had mine, I'd send them to you as an apology.  lol

Offline Ajax

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 09:32:36 AM »
As my friend Durutti seems to be a great fan of Hannibal and his Carthaginans, I have to start a Roman army.

Yes I am !!
Elephants are coming !

Offline tancrede

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 08:04:57 AM »
Signifer done saturday :


More models to come, as I'm currently finishing the centurion (will join the signifer) and a velite.

Online cadbren

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 08:46:58 AM »
Beautiful painting.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2023, 04:36:28 PM »
Agreed, those are exceptionally well done! Beautiful tones in the reds, yellows and skin.

Offline tancrede

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2023, 09:11:59 AM »
Thanks guys.
The shields are bit time consuming, but I'm happy with the result.
For today, I have finished the centurion and the first velite :




Offline trev

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2023, 10:39:12 AM »
Beautiful work!  Are those shields hand painted?  :o

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2023, 11:55:13 AM »
Wow. Superb,  especially those shield designs. 

Offline tancrede

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2023, 12:40:30 PM »
Thnaks, guys.

Are those shields hand painted?  :o
Yes.
It's time consuming, but I'm happy with the result.

Offline has.been

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2023, 03:31:44 PM »
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Are those shields hand painted?  :o
Yes.
It's time consuming, but I'm happy with the result.

Happy? HAPPY???  I'd be blooming ecstatic.  lol lol lol

Offline Ajax

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Re: [SAGA] Age of Hannibal - Republican Romans
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2023, 05:07:19 PM »
Good job dude  ;) !

 

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