A package arrived a couple of weeks back loaded down with the celt models I had ordered.
So from this massive collection of miniatures I was determined to build one massive celt army that could be fielded as either:
Historically these were all tribes very similar (in fact Galatians were Gaulish mercenaries who came to fight near Greece and settled down.
Before I get too far into the model shots, I do want to comment on Wargames Factory. They have had some pretty harsh reviews in the past. Considering these are some of their oldest kits, I can see where some criticism would come from. From the pictures the softness of some detail is apparent. Some poses are a bit unnatural, and the selection of arms presents a limited selection of variation.
Now, here is my reality check for all of that. They are the cheapest celt models available. The quality is not terrible, but if I was going for up-close hero level painted miniatures, I would have gotten maybe 10-15 that could present that good quality. However, for the price and the fact they will represent rank and file troops…no issues.
On seeing these models, I think it is worth saying the Persian range and Numidian models by Wargames Factory are much better and closer in quality to the Warlord Games miniatures I have seen.
But enough of my ramblings, you are here for the pictures.
In total, the various armies can employ up to 10 units of warbands (including a general option). As a result, the raving barbarians took most of the work. I did try to be creative and dynamic with the miniatures so the overall horde of warbands does not look uniform.
The final tid-bit from this is size comparison. I have heard many comparisons of the size of these miniatures but no pictures were evident:
So this time, I have let the pictures do most of my talking. I am thinking I will base them as I did the Romans, as I think it might be an easier basing technique to repair if it warps/pops off. Not all the celts are assembled yet. The cavalry general and two chariots (including Cu Cuchelain as a general) are still to be assembled. Painting priority will likely see these guys, but the Persians are calling to me. And some 40k models. And those Rackham models.
Hopefully something inspired you today, even if it helped guide you for miniature purchases.