Armored camels. Pour that into a mental snifter and swirl it around in your mind for a moment. Camel Cataphracts. Awesome.
These are the last models from Baccus' Parthian line I had left to paint. I approached them with some relish based on the simple absurdity they represent to me. A camel is an absurd creature, gangly, temperamental... kind of a desert moose. Riding one lacks the sense of majesty one derives from horseback. But they are resilient, useful creatures, and I admire the adventurous spirit that cried. "Screw it, lets slap some armor on these bad boys and get our war on...."
My musings on armored desert moose aside, I finally finished the rest of the my Celtic Casualties, so here is what you get in a pack: