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Carthaginian and Celtic warriors, 218 BC

Celt-Iberian warriors in Hannibal's service during the Punic war. Artwork by Angus McBride

Another good example of Gaulish warriors exploding into a charge. The warrior in the lead is a noble wearing the latest mail armour. Behind him are the warriors under his direct command probably close relations and members of his community. They will undoubtedly fight bravely.

Another good example of Gaulish warriors exploding into a charge. The warrior in the lead is a noble wearing the latest armour. Behind him are the warriors under his direct command probably close relations and members of his community.

The Celtic warriors, or Gauls as they were called in the French part of their range, spiked their hair up with lime and wore horned and winged helmets to emphasize their large stature. Their attacks on the battlefield were fearless, wild and savage, but they were also skilled and deadly. As the Celts spread over their vast range, having conquered most of Europe at their height, their warriors developed different styles of warfare.

The Celtic warriors, or Gauls as they were called in the French part of their…

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