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Offline Briefspite

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Punic Wars in 6mm
« on: August 02, 2014, 09:48:05 AM »
Welcome to my Punic Wars plog.

I am painting up Romans, Greeks and Carthaginians with an assortment of allies and mercenaries in order to game the Punic Wars. I plan to expand the collection to cover most of the major factions in the Mediterranean in the 400 - 100 BC time span once the current project is completed.

First a shot of whats been completed so far,



From left to right, Legio I, Legio II, Legio III and a Samnite contigent.


Javelin armed Psiloi ( I also have sling and bow armed psiloi)


Thessalian Light Cavalry (I will use these as Tarantines)

A couple of close up shots,


Samnite Infantry and Italian Cavalry


Triarii


Equites

Additional (bigger) pictures can be found at http://www.briefspite.com/tag/punic-wars/

Offline fred

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 10:52:39 AM »
Now that is an army!

Looking at the pictures on your blog, you have got a lot of detail and kept some really bright colours too. I think I too often go for muted colours as 'more realistic' but then the figures don't look as good. I think I will try to be braver in my colour choices.

The tufts work well with the smaller figures too - they look like bushes and overgrown areas, which really help make the bases look ace.

Awesome sauce!!

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 10:58:30 AM »
They look great enmasse  8) 8)

Not 100% convinced by the use of flower tufts and I think the reason being that they do get used an awful lot on 28mm figures and hence appear to be out if scale. That's probably just me though  :)

cheers

James

Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 10:58:56 AM »
What a cool array! :-*
I especially like the multi-coloured shields on the Samnites as well as the basing which leaves a bit of space around each unit. Unfortunately, my superficial reading failed to reveal what gaming system(s) you're aiming at.

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 10:59:37 AM »
Really lovely work!  The basing is great.  I see that you are not far off completing a 4 legion consular army.

I am tackling the same subject, but in 28mm.  :-)

What rules are you planning to use?

Offline Briefspite

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 11:05:02 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments :)

I plan to use Hail Caesar to begin with.

As for the flower tufts, I used to think they looked a bit odd, but now I like them. I guess its just a matter of personal preference :)

The fourth legion is on its way, but after painting 3 legions I needed to paint something else for a while  ;). Next up are Greek Peltasts and Heavy Cavalry, and then I will start on some unarmored Hoplites.

Andreas



Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 12:16:48 PM »
 :o

Those are awesome!  :-*

Offline n815e

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 12:18:08 AM »
Good to see 6mm here.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 12:55:46 AM »
Glorius work there.

Offline mikeygees

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 06:16:06 PM »
Glorious!!!

Offline archiduque

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 05:32:37 PM »
Excellent stuff!! ;)

Offline Briefspite

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 07:58:39 PM »
Eight bases of Greek Peltasts completed, bigger pic on the blog.



The "Heavy Cavalry" is half finished and while painting them I figured out that it isn't heavy cavalry but Tarantine Cavalry, so I will be swimming in Greek Light Cavalry when those are done.

I wonder where my Greek Heavy Cavalry is though... ;)

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2014, 11:00:56 AM »
Looking great!

Keep up the hard work, it is paying off big time!

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2014, 11:18:17 AM »
Really nice.   What's the base size, please?

Offline Briefspite

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Re: Punic Wars in 6mm
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2014, 11:22:43 AM »
60mm x 30 mm steel bases, had metal shop do them for me at a bargain price.

Andreas

 

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