The title has nothing to do with the rugby thingy going on at the moment as I am sport impaired, but my Welsh warband has at last reached completion, it has not taken any longer to actually paint, but the time between picking up a brush has been longer due to other things. The back ranks are pretty basic but the command figures would look good in a Late Roman context perhaps, there are some neat chaps in there.
As my Romano-British are more suited to the South-West with their token 'Roman' look I wanted the Welsh to show some kind of kinship with their British cousins, therefore I added in a few oval and round shields with the Christian logo.
I also used the Army Painter brush on varnish, not as dull a finish as the spray, now that may be because I put it on over a coat of Winsor & Newton or I did not shake it enough, as I do notice that some of the troops are dull, but others have a slight satin look. So next time I shall only use the AP stuff and shake it a lot harder to see how things go. I do like the way it allows the armour to keep its metal sheen.
Next up on the tray is a Duguth unit, 24 warriors, this will finish my foot soldiers for the Saxons leaving only a cavalry unit to be done.
The week has changed dramatically for me, my operation was cancelled last night, so I am awaiting news this morning to see when it will be re-scheduled. So once again it will be a last minute thing for the club and therefore more X-Wing, I was supposed to be heading south for a large ECW game on Sunday but that also has been postponed, so I am left with Saturday's Dark Age game.