Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Relic Miniatures - 25mm Carthaginian Veterans

Carthaginian veteran spear men are a popular subject for 25mm miniatures, and Relic has made several very nice sets, which differ from those of other manufacturers in that their spear arms are separate pieces and can be attached in a pose of your choice. It's a nice feature, and you just have to plan ahead and pose some in such a way that they will be able to stack up in ranks without poking the guy in front. There is only one pose for the spear-arm, and it attaches at the shoulder. The fit is good, and I filled the joint just with superglue.

I've kept the uniforms very simple on these figures, but put a lot more time in to the shields. Since they are supposed to be using captured Roman equipment, I've painted Roman-style wings on several of the shields before overlaying with traditional Carthaginian designs. Makes for a nice taunting effect I think......

In the next two photos you can see a couple different ways of accommodating multiple ranks, making sure the spears of those behind don't interfere with the guy in front.

And of course one of the benefits of being able to choose a pose is that you can get more variety from the same parts. These two are the same figure with different arm positions and shield designs.


  1. Wow, well done! Found these on Relic Miniatures' Facebook page. Are the shields totally hand-painted? They are amazing.

  2. Thank you very much for the kind words Katniss, the designs are indeed entirely hand painted. - James