Ligurian Javelinmen

Another mercenary unit for my Carthaginian army: Ligurian Javelinmen. Nothing particularly special with these guys. As poor mountain men I didn’t want the colours to be quite as vivid as the Celts so I made them a bit of a muted hodgepodge. I also tried a different vibe to the shields, based on what Little Big Men Studios have for their Ligurians. These two changes will also, hopefully, help to distinguish them from the Celts, as they’re all based the same (2 ranks of 3 on a 40mm base).

  • Skin:
    • Base: Medium Fleshtone (VMC 70.860)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200) & Red Shade (VGC 73.206)

  • Shoes:
    • Base: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
    • Wash: Inktense Chestnut (SC-81)

  • Tunics:
    • Base I: Deck Tan (VMC 70.986)
    • Wash I: Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Base II: Pale Blue (VMC 70.906)
    • Wash II: Blue Shade (VGC 73.207) & Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Base III: London Grey (VMC 70.836)
    • Wash III: Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Base IV: Dark Sand (VMC 70.847)
    • Wash IV: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Base V: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
    • Wash V: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)

  • Capes:
    • Base I: Grey Blue (VMC 70.943)
    • Wash I: Blue Shade (VGC 73.207) & Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Base II: Red Leather (VMC 70.818)
    • Wash II: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Base III: Kalahari Orange (SC-14)
    • Wash III: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Base IV: German Camouflage Medium Brown (VMC 70.826)
    • Wash IV: Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Base V: German Uniform (VMC 70.920)
    • Wash V: Green Shade (VGC 73.205) & Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Base VI: Sahari Yellow (SC-11)
    • Wash VI: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Base VII: Cruiser Tank Green (VMC 70.700)
    • Wash VII: Green Shade (VGC 73.205) & Black Shade (VGC 73.201)

  • Spear:
    • Shaft – Base: Beige Brown (VMC 70.875)
    • Shaft – Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Strap: Flat Brown (VMC 70.984)
    • Head – Base: Oily Steel (VMC 70.865)
    • Head – Wash: Black Wash (VGC 73.201) — diluted 50%

These miniatures are by Magister Militum/Chariot Miniatures like the rest of this army. The pack I used is CAR15 (Ligurian Javelinmen). Each pack has 8 miniatures and there are 3 different, if fairly similar, poses. These have been based as Javelinmen (LMI), so it’s 6 miniatures on a 40x40mm base. The Carthaginian lists can only use 3 stands, but I made 4. I did this as I had the miniatures, it’s 8 to a pack and 18 means three packs with 6 (i.e. a full base) left over. So I just painted them up anyway; I’m sure they’ll be useful for another army list at some point.

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