This is another missed opportunity on my part. These were intended for the casualty bonus round but then I had to go out of town at the last minute and didn’t have time to finish them. I was also delayed because these are my first Celts and I vapor locked on doing patterns. I just couldn’t picture what I wanted. A few hours spent going through some of the great blogs I follow finally gelled it for me and I was off to the races. I actually enjoyed painting these, so perhaps I should knock some more out while that feeling is strong.
|Three dying Celts.|
These are 28mm Celt casualties from Warlord Games. They are nice castings, clean and flavorful. You can almost see the pain in the faces of the two less supine figures. Looking at the castings the bottom looks a little bit odd, until you put basing grit on and realize that Warlord planned it perfectly.
I built these up as casualty markers with dice holders. These will work for Hail Caesar, my current rule set for ancients. I’m not a fan of tokens on the table, as long as you have a less obtrusive way to show status. I also like the modeling opportunity presented by showing status in a characterful way.
I have a bunch of Celts waiting for paint. I’ll be basing them up on this same size base, nine to a base. This will give me the chance to build mini-dioramas as well as making the warbands look chunkier than their Roman opponents. I’m doing a mixture of models in these. Warlord metals will be in the front ranks, followed by their plastics, which are very nice as well. The rear ranks will be filled out by Wargames Factory Celts. That set is a mixed bag with some very nice sculpts and some that are truly awful. I doubt I’ll be getting any done for the challenge though.