Hornung Art by Bob Hornung Roman Elephant With Basket and 2 Roman Figures RE
Rome brought back many elephants at the end of the Punic Wars and used them in its campaigns for many years afterwards. The conquest of Greece saw many battles in which the Romans deployed war elephants, including the invasion of Macedonia in 199 BC, the battle of Cynoscephalae197 BC, the battle of Thermopylae, and the battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, during which Antiochus III's fifty-four elephants took on the Roman force of sixteen. In later years the Romans deployed twenty-two elephants at Pydna in 168 BC. The role of the elephant force at Cynoscephalae was particularly decisive, as their quick charge shattered the unformed Macedonian left wing, allowing the Romans to encircle and destroy the victorious Macedonian right. A similar event also transpired at Pydna. The Romans' successful use of war elephants against the Macedonians might be considered ironic, given that it was Pyrrhus who first taught them the military potential of these beasts.
Bob Hornung has been producing metal toy soldier figures since 1984 beginning with dimestore figures. In 1989 he started Hornung Art, making quality heraldic miniatures that would complement the knights of Courtenay and fit in with Britains naming them tournament knights. We are proud to offer his line of metal cast trees and accessories.