No, not the last of the Celts but the last of the warbands. The warband mustering off the painting desk today is the last of the Crusader Miniatures' Celts in The Lead Pile. The BTD Celts were exhausted long ago. The bad news is that having waited since May for a resupply from BTD, I cancelled my order. The good news is that I received a refund and an apologetic note from the proprietor. While no more warbands are in the offing, an order from Newline Designs is on its way containing a couple of chariots. That will round out the Celtic collection nicely.
These dirty dozen Celts make up the 12th warband fielded in total and the 9th warband fielded in 2019. With a dozen warbands, Telamon is not far off. I sure would like to deploy a couple more chariots, though. The chariots will be arriving any day. Pushing them into the painting queue upon arrival, a year-end deployment is possible.
Having painted a dozen Celtic/Gallic BMUs in 2019, I think it time for a parade to see the Celts en masse. The Celtic component of my 28mm Ancients project has more than doubled in 2019. Of course, a number of other projects saw progress in 2019 too. Looking at the Painting Log, total figure count is approaching 1,600 that have crossed the painting desk in 2019. At the beginning of the year, I marked out a goal of 900 painted figures. I may reach 1,600 by year-end. Still, The Lead Pile never seems to shrink.