12 Jun 2010

New Xyston Carthaginians

    
I've just been sent some Xyston Carthaginians to review and post here. And - as usual - very nice they are too. The one's I have been sent include a pack of officers, a pack of musicians and standard bearers, some Numidian skirmishers and an Elephant (click links for pictures).

They come with separate shields, but with backs that look like they will stick onto the figures arms well enough. The officers have short stubby swords, which look a bit ineffectual, but an imposing array of headgear should compensate and frighten the Romans!

The "musicians" are actually both trumpeters, with 4 further standard bearers in various poses - they will need wire spears and the standards come as head pieces only with a hand, a horses head and some symbols making up the set of four.

The Elephant looks to be a proper "African-sized" beast, slightly smaller than many out there from other manufacturers, and comes with 1 mahout only. It will need a little filler as the two halves have gaps when glued together.

Finally the Numidian skirmishers again will need their hands drilling to take a wire javelin and would be suitable as any generic Classical-era javelin man if painted with a non-Numidian skin tone.

1 comment:

Mr Misanthropy said...

Those look nice.
Very, very tempting.

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