Friday, 3 April 2009

Charge of the Light (Chariot) Brigade!

Right then, I ended my last Celt update with the question:
What next? Chariots or another unit of foot warriors?
Hands up who guessed chariots?

Smart arse!
I went with the chariots for a number of reasons namely when you think of Celt armies you think of loads of blue painted, frothing warriors backed up with thundering chariots, right? Based on that it seemed the right option.
That and they'd be easier to get done quickly!
I actually brushed the dip on these fellas and it may be something I do for the future as it was easier to control where the dip/shading went and prevented too much pooling though it possibly ends up a little too light in places. Something to review though definitely.

This brings the Celt running total up to a mighty 741 points!

Now to get on with that unit of warriors.....


  1. brush dip, is that an oxymoron?

    look good now if you could whip up 741 points of opponents you'd have a game ;o)

  2. Like me

    Not quite sure about the nekked chariot surfer in the middle though

  3. Brush dip! Not sure how else to descibe it!

    Once 1K is reached I'll be moving on to some WAB opponents. Those long known enemies of the Celts. Armoured warriors from a distant land.
    Thats right: Vikings! *cough*

    Ok Mr Binx, history lesson for you then!

    Firstly a paraphrase from Julius Ceaser's very own accounts of the Celt chariot warrior:

    "Ceaser admired the charioteer's skills, and described warriors running along the chariot pole and standing on the yoke over the horse's shoulders"

    And Polybius the Greek historian:

    "Polybius also asserts that they typically fought naked, "The appearance of these naked warriors was a terrifying spectacle, for they were all men of splendid physique and in the prime of life."

    Although the second quote could well have been used about me.
    *2nd cough*!!

  4. show me plastic vikings and i will show you a man with a credit card and damn the consequences!