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Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:13 pm
by AndyT
Yes i know it is a long way off but any idea whether elephants will be an option? Dying to build and paint the Victrix model !

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:06 pm
by Contrarius
Well, Hannibal still had one last elephant with him after Cannae. Indeed he had 37 when he started his campaign, and iirc, crossed the Alps with seven.

The last elephant was called Surus (the Syrian), and had a red cloth cover, and possibly only one tusk.

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 4:49 am
by BaronVonWreckedoften
And was rumoured to be left-handed.....

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 5:08 am
by Capt Fortier
BaronVonWreckedoften wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:49 am
And was rumoured to be left-handed.....
Or was it left-hand drive?

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 5:40 am
by Contrarius
“Why are you taking that elephant to Switzerland?”

“It’s never been there before.”

[From Hannibal Brooks (1969) — the retort spoken by Oliver Reed. A wonderful Sunday afternoon movie, btw.]

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 9:54 pm
by Truscott Trotter
One of Ollies best but stolen by his two costars, one of which is an Elephant.

Re: Infamy, Infamy Carthaginians

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:41 am
by Captain Reid
Hannibal was reinforced, and as I recall that included more elephants, while he was bogged down in Italy.

And of course once back in Africa, he had access again.