Thursday, April 18, 2013

Libyan Heavy Infantry Completed

I have spent some late nights this week finishing up this unit of Libyans for a great and mighty battle against the Romans on Saturday. I very much like how they turned out and I am looking forward to bringing them to bear against our mortal enemies. This is my first full unit of models with their weapons in the resting and upright position - I rather enjoy this look for a few units on the table plus it had the fabulous side effect that I don't have to worry so much about knocking a spear loose during a game since I was able to glue them at two points (hand and base) for added durability. All the figures are from Gripping Beast.

The Libyan heavy infantry was the backbone of Hannibal's army and this unit will be very difficult for our enemies to deal with as they have several special rules in Hail Caesar that give them some real strength:
  • Long Spears: Charging cavalry disordered on D6 roll of 1, 2 or 3. Charging units lose their charge bonus (except other units with long spears or pikes).
  • Phalanx: Lost combats up to 2 count as draws until the unit is shaken.
  • Tough Fighters: Re-roll one missed hand-to-hand combat attack.





12 comments:

  1. Beautiful job. These will strike fear into the stoutest of wargaming hearts!

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  2. Nice work on the Libyan Spearmen!

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  3. Very nice, I've always thought that carthaginians are some of the nicest sculpts in all of the ranges that Gripping Beast does.

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  4. Great work and great basing, Jonathan! These look the business, spears upright just before they lay into the Romans.

    Your Carthaginian army has really grown. I'm feeling a little sorry for your Roman opponent. Between all of your Ellies, spearmen and Numidians, does he have a prayer? ;-)

    I'm going to have to buy HC. Every time you post, it sounds more intriguing.

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  5. So cool. I really like these guys. Hopefully I can see them in flesh Saturday.

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  6. They look great! Looking forward to seeing your battle report.

    Christopher

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  7. Wonderful looking unit! I love the colors...
    Phil.

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  8. Nice paint jobs on these. Very nice.

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  9. Seeing these makes me wish I went for 28s lovely unit, the officer's tunic is striking.

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  10. Really nice! I love the color scheme! My next batch of Libyans might need a wardrobe upgrade. :)

    I notice you based them two ranks deep. I know HC is "base however you like" but I was under the impression that spear / pike units were usually based 4 deep in other rules.Wondering if I could break my current single unit (4 deep) into a pair of units.

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  11. They look fantastic, great work! You make it hard to resist 28mm scale ;)

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  12. Thanks for the comments everybody, I appreciate it. I'm glad they turned out so well.

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