Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hannibal's Veteran African Spearmen

These three units of veteran African spearmen will form the core of my Carthaginian army's main battle line. When facing a Roman opponent these are the units that turn Roman legions into fleeing masses. These figures were all painted by commission by the Field of Glory Painting Service.  I found working with them to be a complete pleasure. They are based in the UK and their level of communication and service is excellent. With a few emails I was able to select unit color choices and pose compositions. After a final price was agreed upon they added in a free gift of the Hannibal command stand which is VERY impressive and a much welcomed addition to my army.

As you can see the figures are well painted with good detailed shading on the shields and figures. The colors are spot on as far as matching what I requested. I asked for more muted earthy versions of red, blue and green and what was delivered was exactly what I wanted. The best part is the figures were competitive with regards to pricing when compared to other commercial vendors. The added benefit of using this service is you get to choose unit sizes, colors and poses. I'd put the figures on a solid 7+ on the GAJO scale and the command stand easily rates an 8.

I wouldn't hesitate to use this painting service again. In fact I might be ordering some Spanish large and small shield cavalry from them soon to complete my Carthaginian army. With quality like this it's hard to justify painting the figures myself.


The Kiwi said...

They look really good.

Millsy said...

Dang. Now I want to paint mine ;-)