Saturday, April 09, 2016

Punic Playmobil

PUNIC WATCH: 26,000-Figure Playmobil Diorama Depicts Carthage Vs. Rome (JOHN KEEFER, The Escapist).
An avid Playmobil collector has set up a diorama depicting the Battle of Zama in what may turn out to be a world record.

The battle was epic ... and so was the set-up.

Playmobil collector Jean-Michel Leuillier has been collecting the figures for years and decided to go for a world record on March 19 in the sports hall of Heyrieux in southeastern France. He chose to depict the Battle of Zama from 202 BC, which had more than 40,000 Carthaginians facing off against more than 35,100 Romans in a battle that would end the Second Punic War.

Past posts involving the Battle of Zama are here, here, and here.