Sunday, August 26, 2012

Second Punic War Armies Complete!

11 months ago, Scott MacPhee embarked upon a mission to paint two huge Second Punic Wars armies for me. The work is finally complete and the armies are safely on my table and ready to play Command & Colors: Ancients.

I also plan to re-fight the entire Second Punic War. I will be using the 'Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage' board game for the strategic side of things, and C&C:A to fight the battles.

More on that to follow. Meanwhile here are pictures of the miniature armies (28mm figures from Aventine, Renegade, Relic, and a few A&A), the man who made them beautiful, and the guy who will be playing with them:

The artist: Scott MacPhee


All I can say is 'Wow' and 'Thank you' to Scott. These figures are certainly some of the most beautiful to ever fight on the tabletop.


  1. Yes, these are the very best. An army for a lifetime. I especially like your idea of using a boardgame as a vehicle for a campaign game. Make sure to give us updates on how it progresses!

  2. I share in your "wow"!!! Enjoy the armies!!

  3. Wonderful armies...wth a preference for me for the romans, very nice work!

  4. Thanks guys. Very excited to play my first game with these on home turf. ( Scott and I and two of his friends played a couple games with them when I picked them up at Scott's house.

  5. They are fine - though I must say the painting and attention to detail on that fish are unbelievable.

  6. I've been watching your army grow over the past months and as always
    Scott does an amazing job, i ended up buying a rather large amount of the Aventine figures myself. You have a great army which i know you will enjoy for many years to come.

  7. The fish was a challenge...a delicious, delicious challenge.

    Kent - I don't blame you! Aventine figures are what inspired me to start the project in the first place.
    They are amazing in their detail and historical feel.

    I hope to someday add to the Carthaginian army with their figures.