Thursday, July 23, 2020

Victrix Armoured Gallic Warriors w/Shields, Finally

Looking at my blog history - the figures here were completed back in May, but the LBMS transfers only just arrived yesterday to complete them. I ordered the transfers when I started on the figures, and they were supposedly mailed out on the 11th of May. Realizing how Covid had dramatically slowed shipping, especially from overseas, I waited until early July before contacting Victrix about the transfers not arriving. Rory at Victirx kindly offered to send a replacement set and they arrived in about a week and a half (yesterday).
The Gallic Warriors set comes with 30 figures, but I chose not to use the 6 in linothorax cuirass - thinking they may look a bit too old-fashioned for 1st C. The remaining 24 are broken down into two 12-man "elite" warbands. The Victrix shields are slightly larger than the ones from Warlord Games. I filed down the edges to make them thinner and appear a bit smaller - not sure if it was worth the effort, but it wasn't difficult.
There are now 6 warbands - 4 with Warlord Games figures in 18-man units, and now the 2 smaller 12-man "elite" units with Victrix figures. This should be enough foot for 2 to 3 Hail Caesar "divisions" along with cavalry, chariots and skirmishers. On my normal 6 x 7.5' gaming area (3 x Costco folding tables), units these sizes seemed to work well.

Thanks again for dropping by and wishing you all good health and happy gaming and painting.

31 comments:

  1. Great work Dean, they look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mike! Warmest regards, Dean

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  2. Gobsmackingly colorful Gallic warriors, Dean. Outstanding visual treat.

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    1. Thanks again, Michal. Kindest regards, Dean

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  4. Wow, these gorgeous shields add a lot...Cracking job!

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    1. Thanks, Phil - yes, worth the wait (over 2 months). Kindest regards, Dean

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  5. They are lovely figures and the transfers really set them off, bravo Dean!

    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thank you very much, Matt. Yes, they are very impressive and set up the figures well. Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. What a transformation the transfers make Dean, good to hear that Victrix were able to help out too.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Yes, Victrix is good at communicating with customers, in my experience. In fact, I just placed another transfers order last night - they now have use tracking for mailing. Best regards, Dean

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  7. These warriors look fantastic. Bright and colorful!
    Lovely work Dean.

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry - and I'm glad that they blend in with the earlier Warlord Games figures - slightly bigger, but no overly. Kind regards, Dean

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  8. Fantastic seeing them all together like that.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Norm. Yes, they had been sitting on popsicle sticks for months prior to the arrival of the transfers. Warmest regards, Dean

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  9. With the addition of the transfer's, they can not get any better. The eyes will be drawn to that on the battlefield for sure.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks again, Kevin. I was happy to be able to base them 3 per 40mm squares as the Warlord figures. The Victrix shields and figures themselves being slightly bigger. Their more static poses helps. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher. Kindest regards, Dean

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  11. They look the business, nicely done. Some beautiful detail work in the plaids.

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    1. Thank you so much, FMB! Kindest regards, Dean

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  12. The shields really set these figures off. Great all round on these, what next?

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ross! Starting on some Victrix Gallic Cavalry. Also, ordered a set of Victrix Macedonians too. Stuck on Ancients at the moment. Best regards, Dean

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  13. Very beautiful Gauls! They just look great!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sergey! Best regards, Dean

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  14. Nice work, they really look good. I have Newline Gauls arriving shortly, so I'm glad of the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Doug. I still need to add some slingers, so may take a look at Newline. Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Splendid looking warriors, great painting finished off with those excellent transfers!
    Best Iain

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  16. Really great work once again on these ancient Gallic warriors Dean - look forward to seeing them in action some day soon!

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