Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Carthaginian Allies: Spanish Scutarri

The Spanish contingent in early Punic War Carthaginian armies was quite small, but as the Spanish province grew so too did the numbers of Spanish troops in Carthaginian service, though their quality varied considerably. Nevertheless they were an important part of the armies of their masters.
The Spanish infantry with the large oval shield are scutarii, heavy infantry named after their shield, who made up the bulk of the Spaniards.

1:72  figures from HäT Industrie set #8019 Spanish Infantry

Carthaginian Allies: The Lusitani

The Lusitani are mentioned for the first time in Livy (218 BC) and are described as fighting for the Carthaginians; they are reported as fighting against Rome in 194 BC, sometimes allied with Celtiberian tribes. The Lusitani were first rate mountain fighters, adept at ambush, raid and skirmish. Rome continued to fight such Iberian tribes long after the defeat of Carthage. 

1:72 figures from HäT Industrie #8058 Carthaginian Allies.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Small Shermans

The biggest is a 1:72 model. The smallest is a game piece from Axis and Allies.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

British Infantry

28mm British WW2 infantry

M42 40 mm Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun "Duster"

A 4D model of the armored light air-defense gun with HO army men. It's a bit offscale, having to share an underchassis with the other tanks in this line. But with army men, the scale really doesn't matter, does it?