Sunday, 8 July 2018

Barbarian warband

I haven't painted anything for my Song of Broken Legions game so far this year. Nor have I played any battles. But I've had these beautiful Celtos figures sitting around for ages now, and before I finish Craig's next wave of stormtroopers I thought I'd get them finished.
The full warband

The hero (reminds of Slaine), and a battlemaiden wearing next to nothing.

Druid and chap with a magic spear.

A couple of champions.

Some expendables with spears.

Some more expendables, but this time with a bit of armour and shields.
These are perfect to face a Roman expedition into the heart of druid territory in order to recover some mystical object or other. I'll try and get a game with them soon.

In other news, The Perry Zulu Wars figures have proved too tempting for me to resist. I'm putting together a couple of forces for the Men Who Would Be Kings rules, and here are a couple of test elements that I've done so far.
All the black on the figures are actually German grey washed with a black wash.

The skin colour is chocolate brown with army painter dark tone ink wash and then highlighted with chocolate brown.

I went with the blue facings of the 13th Light Infantry, rather than the usual green of the 24th. I'm looking more at Woods' column to base my forces on.

I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out to far.
I'm going to add some Natal Naval Contingent and the Natal Carbineers (because of their cool spikey helmets) to the Brits. I still need to get one more box of Zulus so I've got 6 units.

We played a game at John's a couple of weeks back as well. The first Team Yankee game since our little tournament in April. My Soviets went up against the Brits and John's yanks took on my West Germans commanded by Paul. Both of my armies lost, which just shows how crap I am when it comes to the meta of any game. I hate list building and just tend to take what I like. Mike has a habit of hiding for most of the game, and I need to learn to be a bit more patient. My natural inclination is always to move forward, but in the open the Russian tanks don't last long.
The only picture I took shows my hinds doing damage, but not fast enough for my army to survive.
I've currently got some stormtroopers and ACW heavy artillery on the painting tray. There's 2 weeks of holiday coming up and I'd like to try and use it to get all of Craig's Star Wars legion and my 15mm ACW completed.



  1. You have done a fantastic job on those Celtos figures Nathan - I have a few of these I purchased years ago, including the princess being held aloft by two female shield bearers...great figures!

    1. They are really nice figures. Full of character.

  2. A diversified and wonderful job, elegant and beautiful colonial figures...

  3. Replies
    1. Cheers Michael. I wish I'd had a bit more patience with the tartan.

  4. Love the Barbarians they all look fab!

    1. Cheers Simon. I'll have to get them into action soon.

  5. Oh, man, I haven't seen Celtos figs in ages, they look great!

    1. Thanks FMB. They're great sculpts to paint.

  6. Knock out work on the Barabarian warband!

  7. Thanks, for sharing the information, it’s very informative post!

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