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Carthaginian Infantryman
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 08:54 AM UTC
Just published is a review of El Viejo Dragón Miniaturas’ ‘Carthaginian Infantryman, Hannibal’s Army’, a good valued for money figure which will make an attractive and interesting addition to any collection.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
beachbum
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 02:41 PM UTC
Looks to be a pretty decent figure overall. I've always like figgies that come with the head and cape attached as these pieces more often than not for me will require some puttying if they're separate.

Thanks Rudi for the review.
Tarok
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 06:35 PM UTC
Thanks CK.

I had the pleasure of discussing this figure (and review) further with Dr. Mike on the MedRom forum. I was pretty relieved to know that the good Doc agreed with my assessment of the figure, but did add that the breastplate looks too small compared to surviving specimens. He also mentioned that the shield, with the raised bronze motif and detailing appears to be more a ceremonial shield than that which would be carried by a soldier on campaign.

The nice thing about a figure like this is that because so little appears to have been documented about these people, painters can get a bit creative with the colouring on things like the trousers and long sleeved tunic.

Thanks again for looking.

Rudi