Monday, June 14, 2010
I received my order of Aventine elephants today. I ordered one unarmored one and one fully-armored one. The unarmored one is intended to supplement the Magister Militum one I already have, for my Pyrrhic army. I actually ordered a head with an armor plate for this one too - thinking I could also use it in a later-Successor army. The fully armored one is for a yet-to-be-built Seleucid army.
Here are the parts for the two elephants; unfortunately, the two-man tower is missing, but I already sent Keith at Aventine an email - I'm sure he'll send it out soon.
As you can see, there are a lot a optional parts - two types of tusks, and the trunk with the Roman (which was a surprise freebie - thank you, Keith!). My wife suggested I devise a way to swap out the trunks and the two heads for the unarmored elie. I think with rods or dowels, this may be do-able.
Here are the finely-sculpted crews - I ordered two sets, but Keith added another set in, again free of charge. I might be off on which figures are in which sets - but, one set was a three-man (two-man tower) crew, and the other two are four-man crews (three-man tower).
This next picture shows the great size disparity between the Aventine elephant and my first elephant from Magister Militum. I knew the MM one was small after seeing it next to my buddy's Crusader Carthaginian elies awhile back. That's fine though - the MM elie has faithfully served my Pyrrhic army several times in the past.
And finally, a Foundry figure next to some of the Aventine guys - they're pretty compatible, although the Roman Centurion is rather large; Good for a command figure.