It took a week and a half, but I managed to finish another piece of my Field of Glory Carthaginian army, a unit of 32 Gauls.
I don't really know how to feel about Gauls, or Celts, or whatever you want to call them. Painting them well requires painstaking work, picking out check patterns and stripes, and even though I use shield transfers, the spines and edges of the shields require highlights as well. I vary my colors as much as I can, while still trying to keep the colors very bright.
After putting in all this work, I get some of the most colorful troops you'll find on any ancient battlefield. These guys always look great. And then they always die in droves. I'm left wondering why I spent so much time painting every colorful detail.
The figures are Old Glory, from the "Caesar in Gaul" range. The spears are from North Star, and the shield transfers are from Little Big Men.
These are heavy infantry in the Field of Glory rules, and they should have bases 20mm deep. I've never been able to comfortably fit Gauls on anything less than 25mm depth. These bases and 30mm deep, and I'm toying with putting all of my FoG heavy foot on these deep bases. I like the look.