Work on this project has virtually ground to a halt after having painted sufficient forces to field two armies for Impetvs. Project hiatus has not dampened my longing to field an elephant or two for my 28mm Punic Wars project. If you plan a Punic Wars project, elephants must be included, right? Well, I finally took advantage of a weakening British Pound and placed an order with Aventine Miniatures for two elephants and crew.The Aventine ellie is a magnificent beast. The crew must be ordered separately, however. Aventine offers two poses for the elephants and several combinations of crew. When assembled, the model is a visual treat.
Accompanying the Aventine elephant and crew are three runners wielding javelin. The javelin men are Libyans from Renegade Miniatures. Having a handful of the Libyan skirmishers left over, I figured they would make good companions to the elephant and crew.
The composition as a whole works well with Impetvs basing on a frontage of 120mm and depth of 80mm. A second model remains in The Lead Pile to be added at a later date. I look forward to fielding this model on the field of battle.