Glenn Drover, the same chap who commissioned those big ACW armies last year, has commissioned me to paint an even larger project. He has adapted Commands and Colors Ancients for the tabletop, and he will be gaming the Second Punic War.
This is indeed a massive commission, consisting of 562 foot, 107 horse, and 4 elephants with crew. I expect it will take me until at least the Spring of 2012 to finish it.
Here is the first unit, Spanish Scutari. Glenn asked that I vary the tunic colors, and I have worked in four different shades into this unit.
I always think that the most important part of painting ancients is the shield. I used two tone shading to make the shields pop out.
These rankers are all Renegade Miniatures.
The command figures are from Crusader Miniatures.
Watch this blog to see the project's progress. Glenn has bought some absolutely beautiful figures from a variety of manufacturers, so if you have any interest in gaming the Punic Wars, you'll find something of interest here.
I am likely to paint the occasional unit for myself, so it won't be all Punic Wars all the time. I got a little burnt out during the last commission, as I slogged my way through over 400 Civil War figures with no break for anything else. I'll try to avoid that this time and keep myself fresh by turning on occasion to other periods.