Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Balearic Slingers

As soon as i read the army list for Carthage in the Hail-Caesar book Biblical & Classical army lists,
i became interested in the Balearic slingers.
I started to search on the net for any thing on Balearic slingers and i found out that they we´re one of the best slingers in the ancient world.

 Livy also mentions the most famous of ancient skillful slingers: the people of the Balearic Islands. Of these people Strabo writes: And their training in the use of slings used to be such, from childhood up, that they would not so much as give bread to their children unless they first hit it with the sling.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you like my slingers as much as i do....
 
 
 
Best Regards
 
Hobby worker.
 
 
 
 
 

19 comments:

  1. Stunning paintwork on these guys!

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  2. Not much to do on an island but slinging rocks around, eh? :)
    Slingers from Rhodes were quite famous, too. I think islands in general had the best missile mercenaries.

    Either way, great work on yours, and so fast!

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    1. It think i dont want to invade there island and get stoned to death ;)

      And Thanks Mathyoo :)

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  3. These slingers are really impressive, beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Phil.
      Cant wait to use them against my buddy, Tims Romans :)

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  4. These look good, my Romans have Balearic slinger mercenaries too, but they don't look quite so good as these !

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    1. Thanks Zabadak.... you are to kind :)

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  5. They're a very smart looking unit. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Cyrus
      still i cant follow your blog strange...

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  7. Really nice miniatures, good painting and love the basing!
    /Conny

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  8. Very nice addition to you army !

    Best regards Michael

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  9. I could swear I commented on this post the other night..Weird.

    Great job on them. I'll have to remember these if and when I get around to gaming some 7th Voyage. I really like the backdrop you take your pics against as well it bring them to life nicely.

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