Friday, January 10, 2020

15mm Fantasy/Historicals Old Glory Gaul Barbarians

Digging way back into the past today with a big batch of figs painted in 2010.

These are Old Glory Gauls, and boy, are there a lot of sculpts of these guys.

They were painted in a pseudo-historical scheme, since they were done for a fantasy game we were getting set to play.

Unfortunately that project wound up falling through, and they wound up getting sold off a couple of years later.

While they're ten years old, they aren't absolutely awful.

I can see a lot of things I'd do differently these days.

More washes, more highlighting, bit more careful work on the shield patterns.

But not hopeless, they're a decent tabletop standard job.

Good example of how my painting has changed over the years anyway.

The shields are separate pieces, the rest of the models are single part castings.

Bit chunky for 15mm scale, but not bad sculpts and tremendously varied even before you start with shield variance.

They do raise a question I'd like to ask the 15mm fantasy gamers among my readership. 

When it comes to buying figures ready-painted, what kind of basing do you prefer?

There's no obvious One True Rule set for the genre, and individual rule sets vary a lot.

Some use single-based models on pennies, or small washers.

Others use element bases with several figs on each stand.

And multi-figure stands vary in size and number of figs from game to game as well.

So, is it better to do what you see here, where the models are stuck on popsicle sticks to be painted?

That way the buyer can base them to suit their preferred game system rather than re-basing.
Is that the way to go?  Let me know in the comments below.

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