OK so back to my current painting project – Gauls. I have to say though that I am trying to do these with a view to being able to morph them to other forces, including the Ancient Britains. There are a group of barbarian armies these are from culturally similar backgrounds (basical proto-celts etc) who are close enough from my viewpoint at least to allow that morph. I am going to expand my scope to include Germans and maybe even Dacians – but those will require different weapons and shields, so will be different figs. However, I will likely do them with a similar basing technique. That will allow for extra large games and some reuse of some bases when I want as well.
So as part of that is to have a decent light horse set for such forces. So this week I am showing the 8 bases of Light Horse/skirmishers that I have finished.
As normal I’ll show the figs in a little more detail below. These are armed with spears/javelins. Those seem to be the main weapon on the Gaul/proto-Celtic light cavalry. ADLG I believe has most of them so armed and so these work for that.
You can see I have a mixture of guys with tunics or bear chested. This will allow for visible differentiation between the troops if needed on the table with ease. So bear-chested ones may have one ability that the others do not have etc. Three bases are all bear-chested, three have tunics and 2 bases have 1 of each figure on it.
They also have a variety of shields – both in colour and shape, although most of them have round ones. I suspect there is not that much information on the actual equipment used by such troops so figure manufactures just kind of go with it a bit.
Speaking of that, all these are from Old Glory 15mm in the US. I have had these in the lead pile for quite a while so it’s good to get them painted and ready for the table.
The basing for these is again designed to be more scrubland and rough. I think this works nicely with this army.