Thursday, January 7, 2010

Penultimate WF Celts

I have mostly finished a unit of 12 WF 28mm plastic Celtic cavalry. I really like WF products since they are so versatile in what you can do with them, and the molds are improving with every release. These were not bad, although the horses (ponies really) have quite a few gaps and I'm not crazy about them.

I used simple, bold colour schemes with lots of contrast, but avoided plaids and checks since I haven't perfected how to do them. I also declined to paint designs on the shields because when I do they look like a 5 year old painted them. So I might order some transfers, or I might just leave them looking cheap and cheerful- they are for gaming afterall. I also still have to do the grass and some stones to finish the basing, but I usually leave this until I have a batch to do at once.

This unit has 4 armoured guys who could do for command or characters, plus 8 unarmoured guys who are just rank and file dudes. I am not sure what they will be used for yet- I have sizable Celts and Romans done now, enough for WAB or Impetus or just about any other system. They are mostly individually based 20mm wide so they could be ranked up just about for anything. I see Bob has gone for DBA 60mm basing, so I could do that too with some blutack or 2-sided tape and larger bases. CCA is another option. Not sure yet. I will use either these or my 28mm plastic Napoleonics for my MayDay game.

My last 28mm unit for this project is another 20 or so Celtic foot with 2 metal chieftains. When those are done I will post all the units, probably organized for a 1500 or so point WAB game. Maybe these guys would be good test subjects for breaking in the new WAB 2.0 when it comes soon [rubs hands gleefully...]


  1. Hmm. Am I to assume that I'm going to see these up close and personal? ;)

  2. Nope, these are ancient Celts/Gauls looking for a swedge with Romans.

    But I do have some other Pictish pony wallopers that might like a big table with room to get around Norman flanks.