Thursday, 9 April 2009

Help needed.

This is sort of a follow up to the Celtos post I put up a few days ago. I'm looking for some 25mm Celtic looking scenery to use in future Celtos games. I'm not looking to spend a fortune. I was just wondering if anyone could recommend some good scenery which is not too expensive.

Monday, 6 April 2009


Ok something new this time. I came across these rules at Salute and decided to get some figures to give me something different to my WWII. Celtos is a fantasy game based on the Warhammer ruleset. There are five races available which are:

The Fir Bold - Undead
The Sidhe - Elves
The Fomorians - Orcs
The Gaels - Humans
The Vanir - Dwarves

The rules themselves are really straightforward. Like Warhammer, the size of the armies is based on how many points you want to use. The following is a little skirmish game using about 180 points per side.

The battle is between the Fir Bolg and the Gaels. The forces were as follows:

Fir Bolg

1 Lord
4 Archers with commander
4 Spearmen


1 Chieftain
4 Warriors with a champion
4 Warriors with a standard bearer

The armies set up on the battlefield. The scenario is that the Fir Bolg are attacking a small Gael village and it is up to a small force of guards to repel the invaders.
The Gaels set up in the village.

While on the other side the Undead set up in the hills.

The Undead win the initiative and the archers take position on another hill closer to the village.

Meanwhile, a unit of Gael warriors moves forward and clashes with the skeleton spearmen in the centre. The Gael's manage to kill one of the enemy spearmen but the skeletons pass their morale test and continue to fight.

On the other side of the battlefield the Gael chieftain moves forward but foolishly is spotted by the waiting archers, they fire a volley of arrows and kill the chieftain making things a bit tougher for the Gaels.

The melee with the spearmen begins to heat up as one of the Gaels is slain who then fail their morale test sending them into a panic, they can still fight on in the next turn but are less effective.

The other unit of Gaels moves forward to try to get stuck in to the archers before they take too many casualties. The lack of cover proves to be a problem though and one of the Gaels is killed.

After starting to panic in the last turn the other unit of Gaels amazingly manage to kill two of the remaining skeletons but they also lose two warriors in the conflict. The remaining Gael warrior then fails her morale test and flees.

The remaining unit of Gael warriors continues to move forward but is caught in combat with the Skeleton lord. His extra strength proves too much for the Gaels and they are soon killed. Meaning that the Fir Bolg is now free to destroy the village.

I'm hoping to do a much bigger battle next time as I have lots of plastic GW skellies to paint up as well as plenty more Gaels.
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