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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Roman memories!

Hi gents,
Around two or three years ago I had a flashback to when I was a kid, I had just joined the local library junior section and in this section was the book below  by Peter Connolly.
The book had me at first glance the colour plates were very inspirational and the Romans were like none I had seen before.
I was sitting in my office when this memory came to me and for the life of me I couldn't remember the name of the book( I was only nine or ten at the time).
So with the wonder that is google I typed in roman books 1970s and low and behold there it was,I sent off for the book and it now sits in my own library one of the reasons for the Punic collection below.

Peter Connolly's The Roman Army.

Renegade Romans.

Now the room change I can get a lot more of the collection out.


I have the Gauls as a stand alone army or as part of the Carthaginian axis.

Still some more Romans to come and then I think I will add a phalanx.

Close up of the chariots.

I had seen an old pic of Seleucid's outside city walls a number of
years ago the figures were painted by Bill Brewer inspirational for this shot.
The figures in these shots are by James Roach and the war office.
I read an article by Jim Webster years ago you may remember it called " Have pike can travel" great piece in this Jim shows how versatile some figures can be Gauls/pike etc to form lots of different army's Carthage/Succsessor amongst others.I plan to do something along those lines here.

best wishes


  1. yesss! i have this book too, but in french of course
    great armies
    toghril (from france)

  2. I love that book! I got it for my 12th birthday (many moons ago) completing the set: Greek Armies, Hannibal and the Enemies of Rome, and the Roman Army.

    I still have them in pride of place in my military history section of my personal library!

  3. I've got to say that the cover of the book does bring back memories and as for the photographs of your Romans; outstanding Sir.

  4. I have Peter Connolly's "The Ancient Greece of Odysseus" a fantastic book as well. Great photos of your Romans and Gauls! They could be Galatians.

  5. The title of that book on my shelf is: "Historia armii rzymskiej". And it's still in one piece:)

  6. Good to see so many with the same memories be they French/ Polish or British!

  7. I came across that book only last year, and bought it! Anything by Connolly is great value.

    Nice minis... especially the Romans.


  8. Wow! Great collection of mini's yet again!


  9. Romans look great in particular. Where are the walls from - very impressive?


  10. Excellent collection. Great figs and pics

  11. I was lucky enough to find the book in my school library. I was about 11 I think. I have Mr C to blame for everything that came after; great inspiration, great book!


  12. Frank, the walls are from Magister Militum
    would be great with your Indian collection!!!