...latest releases and news from Victrix
VXA022 Numidian Cavalry are now on general release. - 12 highly detailed models at £19.95.
Victrix are really pleased to announce the release of the 28mm hard plastic Numidian cavalry. This is a 12 miniature set packed with pose options and fantastic detail. The Numidians were from North Africa, around modern day Tunisia and Morocco. They were superb light cavalry and supplied large quantities of horsemen to their... close neighbours the Carthaginians. Numidian cavalry excelled in skirmishing, hit and run tactics. They would shower their enemy with javelin fire and run away to avoid contact and then wheel around again to pelt the enemy with yet more missiles. They were often used as scouts and in pitched battles would outflank the enemy and wait in ambush. They fought brilliantly for Hannibal during the second Punic wars, being major factors in his defeats of the Romans at the Trebia, Lake Trasimene and Cannae and they were also responsible for beating the Romans in Spain at the battles of Castulo and Ilorici under their charismatic and brilliant chieftan Masinissa.
At the final Roman battle against Hannibal at Zama, some Numidians under Masanissa changed sides and fought for the Romans defeating their fellow Numidians under the leadership of the aged King Syphax. The Numidians helped swing the tide of battle to the Romans favour. Numidian cavalry fought as auxiliaries for Rome for many hundreds of years, they fought for Caesar and can be seen in evidence on Trajans column looking very much the same as they did during the punic wars.
Our Numidian infantry will be going to tooling soon. These will be light skirmishers with the option of making them close order infantry with the addition of oval shields and helmets. With plans for African Elephants for the Carthaginians you will be able to field a Numidian force totally in plastic quite soon.
With the addition of the Spanish cavalry in a few weeks you will be able to muster full Spanish and Carthaginian armies in plastic.
Coinciding with the release of the Numidian cavalry are 3 shield transfer sheets for LittleBigMenStudios.
Ancient Spanish Cavalry
VXA023 Ancient Spanish Cavalry are due to be released mid to late August. This set will comprise 12 mounted figures at £19.95.
Early Imperial Romans
Below are the latest renders of the Early Imperial Romans. It shows the completed Centurion who will have multiple arms options plus a detachable cloak. It also showing the legionaries with the resized shield, a big improvement on the original smaller shield.
The only figure to finish sculpting is the musician so the estimated release date is towards the end of November.
VXA022 Ancient Spanish Cavalry August 2016
VXA023 Numidian Infantry October 2016
VXA024 Early Imperial Roman Legionaries December 2016
Next sculpting projects:
Macedonian/Hellenistic Cavalry commences in August
Carthaginian War Elephant commences in September
Finally, Victrix are delighted to share with us all these superbly painted Victrix Ancient Spanish Warriors painted by Ruben Torregrosa.
Thanks to Victrix Ltd for the news.
For more details, see the Victrix Ltd website
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...latest releases and news from Victrix By Robin Buckland
by Robin Buckland
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