Maharbal

Now it is time for Spanish light cavalry armed with javelin (CL) to make their debut. While Maharbal was  famous for leading Punic cavalry, his actual forces consisted of ragtag assemblage of allied troops, drawn from North Africa, Spain and among Roman allies.


Not much is known about Maharbals whereabouts and who he really was. He came into prominence during siege of Saguntum (219 BC) and was key commander in battles where Roman legions were decimated. There are little records of Maharbal’s demise. His contribution to Cannae (216 BC) is much debated and Polybius has no mention of his presence.

Spanish light cavalry (CL), based for 60mm x 30mm bases (Baccus 6mm)

Spanish light cavalry (CL), based for 60mm x 30mm bases (Baccus 6mm)

Spanish light cavalry, backside

Spanish light cavalry, backside

And at last, the Libyan reinforcements, or medium cavalry (CM), last remaining unit of the Basic Impetus army.

Carthaginian (Libyan) medium cavalry. More than a match for the Roman cavalry opposing them.

Carthaginian (Libyan) medium cavalry. More than a match for the Roman cavalry opposing them.

It would be nice to have sculpts in charging mode as well as just parading around.

It would be nice to have sculpts in charging mode as well as just parading around.

Next I will proceed to the remaining gauls, scutarii, javelin men, slingers and all the allied unpainted cavalry that has been piled in the queue.

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One Response to Maharbal

  1. Prufrock says:

    Those are very nice indeed. Better than my 15mm figures!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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