Warlord Games - Ancient British Warband (40)
There can be few more charismatic people than the ancient Britons. With their trademark spiky limed hair, magnificently droopy moustaches and painted with woad battle-markings, these warriors were as colourful as they were ferocious. The British, led by the dark and terrifying Druidic cult, still favored the chariots as a key part of their armies as they struck fear into the hearts of the Roman invaders. There is a famous account of Romans not wanting to leave their boat to tackle the frenzied British with their Druid leaders on the shores of Britain- it took a standard bearer to throw his standard ashore and thus driving his companions to go and protect it to break the spell!.
It's not all about Druids though - there were also several highly capable British leaders who resisted the imposed rule of Rome including Caractacus and the one-and-only Boadicea.
This boxed set contains enough plastic and metal parts to make 40 Ancient British Warriors.
With several variants of limed hair and distinctive helmets (ie the 'Waterloo' helmet) and new metal shields including the Battersea-style shield, they cut an impressive and rather worrying-looking bunch. This box set also contains a metal upper torso to allow to you to include a British Chieftain as well as the new carynx and standards. So, whether you are starting a new British army or merely looking to add more character to an existing Celt army these chaps shouldn't be overlooked.
Each boxed set also contains a sheet of dry-rub woad transfers and superb, full-colour self-adhesive (not waterslide) shield transfers to bring your models to life.
Contents may vary from those shown. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. Bases, scenery, glue and paint not included.