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jdesmond
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Celtic rabble

Postby jdesmond » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:42 pm

Salutations, gentlefolk !

Acquired, cheaply, earlier this year, a pile of Essex 15mm figures - Gauls, Ancient Brits, Picts, other Dark Ages era - and am painting up a few Triumph armies.

Am thinking that The Men Who Wrote The Rules meant this yout as the archtypical Rabble figure

https://image.ibb.co/egt8Tc/Herit_Skrm_2.png
https://image.ibb.co/dQkYuH/Herit_Skrm_4.png
https://image.ibb.co/mP0Bgx/Herit_Skrm_3.png
https://image.ibb.co/dyuREH/Herit_Skrm_1.png

somewhat undersize, shirtless, short trousers, small shield and javelin. The Heritage models were pretty good figures for 1990, I seriously doubt you'll find any more for sale.

https://image.ibb.co/gEaBgx/EsxRab_3.png
https://image.ibb.co/cWaYuH/EsxRab_2.png
https://image.ibb.co/h5NeZH/EsxRab_1.png

These Essex figures look like 'peasants called up to man the walls or guard the camp'; not 'the guys who make things happen' or even 'the guys waiting for things to happen', but 'the guys standing around asking "What happened?"' So I have painted a bunch up, mounted 3 to a deep stand...

Anyway, would like more of the 'shirtless young'uns' to join the ranks (Thot of doing the full Scots-Irish list, keep telling myself 'I ain't that crazy...'). Thinking of converting some of the Essex AncBrit slingers. But if there are any "We were born a rabble" figures out there, that fit with Essex in size and 'presence', please let me know.

Thanks very much, John

PS - Apologies for picture quality, should've waited for daylight, shot them outside.

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FanatiChris
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Re: Celtic rabble

Postby FanatiChris » Sun May 06, 2018 2:45 pm

Corvus Bellis used to have a pack of Celtic "adolescent" skirmishers that was pretty much spot on, but they don't seem to have made the transition to Totentanz: http://totentanz-miniatures.com/product-category/celts/

You can still sometimes find them in Ebay.

There are some 15/18mm Blue Moon Dacian spearmen (shirtless poses) that would pass muster:
https://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/l ... =15RAE-201

And a pack of Baueda Germanic "adolescent" skirmishers that could be pressed into service:
http://www.baueda.com/hostisimages/dts7_PROMO.jpg
Catalog: http://www.baueda.com/hostis_dts.html#DBAII-47

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Bill Hupp
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Re: Celtic rabble

Postby Bill Hupp » Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 pm

We would hope to have these naked guys ready for sale in the near future.
(Hoping for 3-4 months of quiet on the family front.)

T&R Gauls and Early Germans

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