Its time has come!
Nearly 20 years ago, while looking for affordable Elastolin Landsknechts on ebay, I came across this Germania resin kit of a Carthaginian war elephant. Well, I had no need of one but I mean it was a 40mm WAR ELEPHANT! and at a price I shouldn't but could afford.
Since then it has snoozed in storage, occasionally coming out to look at me or hang out on a shelf while I tried to decide whether to send it to 19thC India or ..... hmm. Building 40mm ancient armies was a no go but enough Sassinids for a Roman/Prince Valiant style encounter soon became an option as that collection just kept adding to itself despite orders to the contrary. A raid of some sort? A shipwreck and rescue maybe?
I'm ready to resume painting and all of my remaining collections are table ready for at least a small game so it seems like a good time to start doing some of the different and interesting, if only occasionally useful, bits that I've long wanted to do.
My handful of small slim Elastolin Turks look like bearded children next to my tall stockier French Rev troops so I've decided to use my homecast Turks for my Egyptian campaign. Given Foster's drawings of Easterners in the Prince Valiant strips, I think I can allow myself to use them to make some turbanned Persians along with a handful more armoured cavalry, some archers and some Hun mercenaries.
The time has come for the White Elephant to come to life!
(Hmm I wonder where I've tucked the little bag with tassels and mahout?)