The last of the Aventine figures rolled off the painting table before the end of the second quarter and will be counted in my 2013 first half recap. Actually, a few Aventine officers remain to be added to some planned Carthaginian units. As their Aventine brethren before them (Triarii), these figures are based per Impetvs with fourteen figures on one 120mm x 60mm base.
The Aventine figures are really sculpting gems and given the recent price hike at Renegade, are now quite competitively priced. That is, the total cost for 24 figures purchased in either the Unit Deal (Aventine) or Regiment (Renegade) stands at:
Aventine 24 figure Unit Deal: BP24.75 + BP7.15 shipping = BP31.90.
Renegade 24 figure Regiment: BP24.00 + BP6.00 shipping = BP30.00.
Price alone should no longer pose a significant factor in choice. While I like the Renegade figures, Aventine sculpting seems more subtle and well-proportioned but lacks the wide assortment of Carthaginian contingents.