Miniature Wargaming with an emphasis on the 1809 Campaign
These are by Newline Designs, about the only manufacturer who does them in 25/28 mm that I could find.
Whether they were actually used in battle or simply as transport for goods, women, and children is uncertain.
Mobile trebuchet platforms, eh? Guess that is why I don't play ancients. Lookin' good, Peter.
LOL! Probably quite a few centuries too early even for that!
I love this piece, Peter!
Thanks, Jon. Like I said, you HAVE to have a few of these for a Peleset/Philistine force!
Unusual and superb, truly superb!!!
I love that! I'm not sure how useful it would be in battle because being pulled by oxen, it's going to be damned slow and rather easy to kill them too I would have thought.
Thanks, Steve. Valid points for sure. I checked and TTS basically treats them as a fortified camp/wagon lager! That probably makes the most sense.
I read somewhere that each chariot had an assigned ground component to run alongside as a protective element. Makes sense. By the way, no archers or javelineers in your oxcart? Swords are useless in that situation unless of course the enemy intends to board.
The Ox carts were likely transport and/or improvised strong points. I don't model them, but Light Infantry, usually Javelinmen, "Chariot Runners" and "Elephant Runners" are felt to have been possible support to these troops. My freind Jon has some great chariot bases with the runners and chariot on the same wide base.
Certainly a fun and unique model that will add character to an army.
Thanks, Peter. hat will likely be their main role!
Got to be transport only. More of a Universal Carrier than Cruiser tank.
Correct in all probability, even if less "romantic"!
I love it, especially the woven siding. Perhaps they were a platform for the general?
Could be, the soldiers that come with the cart are pretty well armored!
What's not to like! Great
There is something special about odd units like this. Makes me think about how they were effectively used in battle.
I agree, Tim. They really set the place and time. As for effectiveness... questionable at best in this case, I would think!
You can tell you're playing "very ancient" Ancients when one of these rumbles up! Nice work Peter! :)
Indeed! Thanks, Mark!
Brilliant looking model👍. As Gimli would say, very dangerous over short distances 😆
Glad you and Gimli like them! :-)
Wow! That's so awesome, Peter. The Egyptian hieroglyphs brought to life!
Thanks, Dean. That's part of why you have to have a few!Philistines and ox carts also feature in the story of the capture and return of the Ark of the Covenant.
The Amalekite armored division commander laughs at your ox carts. . .
Hey! I am not unknown.
LOL!Probably just a Blogger glitch, but it says you need to make your profile public.
Very nice Peter, and you can almost hear the creaking as it rumbles across the desert.
Thank you, Lawrence!They look like they would definitely be lumbering and creaky!
No longer unknown. Out of the dark and into the light. Ain't tech support wonderful?
If you actually got Tech support from Blogger, you've done better than I ever have, John!
That’s very cleverly done Peter. Your output has been very impressive this adt year one must say and the quality as always is superb.
Thank you, Carlo; you are definitely too kind!
Lovely and iconic ox cart!Best Iain
Thank you, Iain!