Saturday, 6 January 2018
From KeithS: Welsh Elites (52 points)
I did not expect to have time to finish these by Saturday, but thanks to the heat failing at work, followed by the bursting of many pipes, I have not been at work much the past few days! Oh well, more time for me!
Here, then, are the last of my Welsh forces. This batch of ten 28mm figures is also by Gripping Beast. The represent the elites of the force, with the two center being two copies of the Warlord (as mentioned previously, I ended up with two sets of the starter army). Each has a shield and sword or axe...no spears for these guys.
Each has a shield and, being fancy types, I paired them with the shields that turned out the best. For the warlords, I gave them somewhat anachronistic Welsh flag shields. Again, I could not find much on Dark Age Welsh shields, and I wanted something distinctly Welsh, so there you go.
Unlike the rabble, these guys have mail armor, which really makes the painting a lot easier. And, each has a pair of shoes.
That's it for the Welsh, so now on to the Irish (a much smaller project). Ten 28mm figures for an easy 50 points.
Have I lost a week somewhere? No, it's just Keith managing a double post and a jolly good one at that too. I loved the spearmen, but these Elites take it to another level, not least because of their shields. Great job Keith, another 52 points to your tally, (2 bonus for the shields) now looking forward to the Irish!