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Renegade Celtic chariots

September 18, 2004 12:19 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: Feeding the habit

Last weekend, a news entry on The Miniatures Page caught my attention: Renegade Miniatures was waiving P&P on any orders made during the weekend.

I knew that Alan had some WWI figures from them and was very enthusiastic about the quality of the figures, so I decided to have a look at them. It turned out that they have a range of Celts available, and I’m planning on building Celts for a WAB escalation campaign / league we’re setting up (I already have a DBA army of them, which, when I add a general and standard bearer model, will already meet the first goal of 500 points).

Back when The Foundry was repackaging and remolding its ranges into their current pack format, they had a few sales where they sold off big bags of leftover figures that were still cast from the old (non-pack) molds. I bought the Celtic bag (and the Northern European Bronze Age one), which basically included one each of their Celtic ranges of figures (there were two), so I already have all the infantry and cavalry I will need. However, chariots are something I can still use (I have two Foundry ones painted, plus another three Old Glory ones awaiting paint), so I ordered the boxed set of Celtic chariots, which includes three chariots with two crew (warrior & driver) each for 20.

The new toys arrived yesterday. One thing I noticed is that the boxed set is very well produced, at least when compared to some other ‘boxed sets’ from other manufacturers which turn out to be simply a number of ziplock bags when you order them by mail. The Renegade boxed set features an attractively colourful box cover, which includes a painting example and a short historical blurb on the troops inside the box. The miniatures themselves are sealed in a plastic bag, which is wrapped in bubble wrap inside the box.

On first look, the miniatures look very nice (although the sword on one of them seems a bit too caricatural), and are very well produced (no immediately visible flash lines, mold half dislocations or any other miscasts) and clean. I think I’ll be assembling one of the chariots real soon now to see how they paint up.

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