Off the painting desk is a lovely Aventine Miniatures' elephant and crew with three Libyan runners from Renegade Miniatures for the 28mm Punic Wars project.
The Carthaginian contingent can now field two such WMDs when next seen on the battlefield.
Based on a 120mm frontage as all mounted troops in Impetvs, each elephant will command the attention and battle line of its foes. Adding the runners alongside the beast not only reduces the need for mounting two elephants on one stand but also adds interest to the dioramic concept.When will the Punic Wars project next see action on the gaming table? Good question! In the intervening years (yes, years. A little more than two years by my count.) from the last game (see: Punic Wars BatRep: Impetvs), most of the force build has been on the Carthaginian side of the ledger. The Romans would likely enjoy some new recruits. Enough Roman infantry remain in The Lead Pile to field, perhaps, two units of foot. Unfortunately, they have not made it into the painting queue. C'est la guerre.