|Before every charge, the Gauls were heard to scream "PANTS!"|
Monday, April 22, 2013
Bottom's up! Naked Gauls and a burst of 15mm madness...
With my Welsh warband sidelined by a lost parcel of shield transfers, I jumped back into 15mm with both of my size 11 1/2 feet. First up, 96 Naked Gauls. I've paint 2 Gallic armies in the last 2 years. Each army was a bit of a trial or chore, depending on how fondly I remember it Under Field of Glory v2, Gauls are slightly less rubbish than before so I thought, three times a charm? The question I sought to answer in painting this bunch was, can I gut my way through painting Gauls a 3rd time? The lead photo is a bit of a spoiler!
Gaesati warriors will be the core of my Gallic army v3. Gaesati are rated as Superior, Impact heavy foot, and naked as the day they were born. Nakedness does not provide a combat bonus but it is a +10 bonus on the painting table. These fellows started with Army Painter's Barbarian Flesh primer. 2 coats of GW flesh wash later, the actual painting started with flesh highlighs. The time saved by their nakedness was quickly lost in the shield stage. There isn't much room to work with on these shields. Still, it went down well and I'll order up the rest of the army from Old Glory. I might grab my 12 stands of chariots from Splintered Light as they are spectacular to paint and look at.