Yes, one more Celtic/Gallic warband storms off the painting desk today. This dozen warriors comprises the third Celtic warband from Crusader Miniatures completed in 2019 and the eighth such warband unit for the year. With almost one per month, that is a good rate of production and builds up an army quickly. Enough Crusader Miniatures' figures remain in The Lead Pile to field one more warband. When this last is completed, a dozen warbands will be ready to take to the field. Will this be enough for a scaled down Telamon battle? It may be but I need to work out the details.
Two BMUs of Celt cavalry are in work and will be joining the Celtic army soon. Plans were to add a couple more chariots and two more cavalry units but those plans have been dashed by the non-delivery of a Black Tree Design USA order placed in May. Even after the proprietor made a call for those awaiting orders to contact him, my repeated emails have gone unanswered. After more than five months, I recently gave up and submitted a claim to Paypal. We will see if I get either the goods or my money.
With BTD orders seemingly in limbo, a search for compatible chariotry begins. Options include Newline Designs, Foundry, and Crusader. Will any of these approach the size of BTD? Unlikely but the army needs a few more good chariots. I see that the Crusader cabs are MDF rather than metal. That is a surprise to me! With Newline announcing their annual Holiday sale, I may give their chariots a try since I have a few things needed for other projects.
On the gaming front, a refight of the 1840's India game using Commands & Colors is planned for this weekend.