My pre-Christmas orders are being separated into their various lots. This is my Gallic army, made up of the very nice Tin Soldier and Xyston infantry (which match each other superbly) and Xyston cavalry. I'm not quite so impressed with the cavalry - it's going to be a mission getting them to fit properly on their horses, by the looks of it - but it should be a fine army when it's finished.
I really like the figures in the Tin Soldier Gallic range (and their service was excellent). Unfortunately, while lovely figures, the cavalry was closer to 20mm in size, hence the decision to use Xyston for the mounted.
I'm quite excited about getting a paintbrush to these fellows as I've been needing Gauls for a long time. I will be using the beautiful painting of Scott MacPhee as my model, but I fear I shall fall some way short of his high standards!
There's also the small matter of finding the time to do them! Never mind; rainy days and all that...
Before I finish, I'd like to again mention the wonderful customer service of Judy at Tin Soldier and Larry at Brookhurst Hobbies. They have been very helpful to me at all times, despite the inconvenience I no doubt cause them.