previous post can be found here on the Norman Army
These are all predominantly Gripping Beast Dark Age figures sourced from the following boxes
I have mixed up the Vikings and Saxons - I know its heresy but fundamentally they look the same.
There are a lot of figures to assemble.
So the Saxon Army takes shape - first up some skirmishers - please note I am only showing some examples of these units not all of them
Then we have the unarmoured Fyrd - I need a few more of these boys and two more boxes are on order
and of course we have the mainstay of the army - the armoured thegns
Of course there are the Huscarls - an extra big unit and differentiated with their red cloaks. The cloaks came from spares I had from my Fireforge Crusaders
I thought it would be a bit of fun to give the Saxons at least some cavalry - these were created from some Norman Cavalry spares and a box of dark age cavalry.
Finally King Harold and a few command stands (only showing Harold today) - He still needs a flag.
So here is the entire Saxon Army
And that's it...in the next post I'll show both armies side by side (over 1000 figures) and talk about how we are going to play that iconic battle Hastings
Thanks for following
To see both armies facing one another go here
Thank you Sir..Delete
Good idea with this red cloak to distinguish elite unit. I like it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Marcin - they are one of my favourite unitsDelete
Staggering!. Thats one awesome battle line.ReplyDelete
Wait til you see both forces on the table ...next postDelete
Definitely - but in a good wayDelete
Excellent force! :)ReplyDelete
You probably already know this, at Hastings the huscarls and thegns (and probably some of the Fyrd) would have had kite shields rather than round ones (but that would make them less usable for earlier games).
A Seriously impressive array!ReplyDelete
My gosh! That is a massive Shed of painting! Wow! I'm totally content with the 16 or so Vikings and Anglo Saxons ive been knocking out. Well done sir!ReplyDelete
You just have to put your mind to it - slap on the paint and watch the force grow. Start painting 50 figures in a go - it quicker than only doing a few in the long runDelete
Your army turned out beautifully. Well done.ReplyDelete
Didn’t you also buy some of the Warlord Games Vikings & Saxons? The ones originally from Wargames Factory?
Were they too much of a hassle to assemble?
Yup and they were pants - there are about half a dozen figures finally asembled and mixed in. The box went on ebay. The Warlord figures are quite frankly a disgraceDelete
Another fine effort!ReplyDelete
Good effort ...looking forward to the battle 🙂ReplyDelete
Cheers - Battle is scheduled for early March when I can get everybody around for a full days gamingDelete
Your army looks very impressive.ReplyDelete