Old Battles, old toys, old blokes.
Ancient Wargaming Using My Own Rule Set and Vintage 25mm Figures
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Where Did These Come From?
While the Funckens and Saxtorph can take credit for some of the weirder figure creations they cannot be held reposible for this effort by the brilliant Dick Higgs: the Carthaginian archer. I cannot think I have read a single reference to this particular troop type or seen an illustration of one. I can't imagine Dick just made it up, though. I have them in my Persian army as representatives of Lydia. Incidentally when I had a chat with Neville Dickinson founder/owner of Minifigs many years ago he described his early encounters with the Higgs brothers with words along the lines of "They were all at art school, living in this big house that was filled with the smell of funny tobacco and all they thought about was sex and wargaming". How unlike my own youth...