- 36 figures & 12 horses (24 foot & 12 mounted)
- 7 poses & 2 horse poses
- Molded in tan or red/brown
- Assembly, preparation, and painting is required
- Box dimensions: 8.0” L x 6.0” H x 1.3” D
- Recommend for hobbyists and miniature gamers 12 years and above.
This kit replicates Carthaginian Command & Cavalry used by Carthage during the Punic Wars with Rome. The officers and standard bearers in the Carthaginian army would have been drawn mostly from the nobility, wealthy men who could afford the best armour around.
Carthaginians were a minority in their homeland. Unlike Rome, military might was not the Carthaginian route to wealth and power. They were merchants and traders and as such quite wealthy. This circumstance naturally lead to Carthaginian armies being composed primarily of mercenaries. Even Carthaginian Generals were sometimes hired from more militaristic nations, the most famous of which was Xanthippos of Sparta.
One branch of the Carthaginian military which probably saw more actual Carthaginians within it's ranks was the heavy cavalry. Good horsemanship is often the province of the aristocracy so it is logical to assume that Carthaginian nobility took to the field mounted. Carthaginian cavalry was considered superior to it's Roman counterpart probably owing to the excellent horsemanship and husbandry of North Africa which continues to this day.