Throwing more variety into the painting mix, today a unit for the Punic War project departs from the painting desk. Based in the Impetvs tradition with 120mm frontage, these 13 figures comprise a heavy Libyan foot unit. Twelve of the infantry are Renegade Libyan Veterans led by one Aventine commander.
The bronze on black shield color scheme caught my eye on another's blog. I was planning to credit the source blog for my inspiration but unfortunately I cannot recall it. Regardless, the color combination, to my eye, is striking and provides a simple elegance. I thank whomever it was for the inspiration.
I have several more Carthaginian stand-equivalents on the painting desk. Next off the production line will be two stands of Spanish heavy cavalry.