Saturday, May 28, 2016

III/40b Vikings

850 AD - 1280 AD (commission work)

DBA 2.2

15mm Essex Miniatures

Army Composition: 1 x (Gen) 4Bd, 10 x 4Bd, 1 x 3Bd or 1 x 3Wb or 1 x 3Bw or 1 x 2Ps

Sorry guys no Kirk Douglas/Tony Curtis character figures from the movie The Vikings :oP ..anyway,,, to my understanding after a small amount of reading/research about the Vikings, it seems they didn’t recognize fellow Vikings. In fact, they probably didn’t even call themselves Vikings: The term simply referred to all Scandinavians who took part in overseas expeditions.

During the Viking Age, the land that now makes up Denmark, Norway and Sweden was a patchwork of chieftain-led tribes that often fought against each other when they weren’t busy wreaking havoc on foreign shores....anyway... :o) Vikings love to snow ski as a relaxing, recreational sport to recover from exhaustion and fatigue after their raiding binges! :o) I would love 28mm manufacturers designing Vikings on skis! :o))

Many Vikings got rich off human trafficking. They would capture and enslave women and young men while pillaging Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Slavic settlements. These “thralls,” as they were known, were then sold in giant slave markets across Europe and the Middle East....Viking raids began on Britain during late 650's? AD and ended, I believe, after the Norman Conquest 1066 AD

To the figures and shield wall!....

Berserkers  (3Wb)

Archers (3Bw)

Slingers (2Ps)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Napoleonic Hungarian Line Infantry (2)

28mm Old Glory 2nd Edition Napoleonic Miniatures:

Finally flocked my two (32 figure each) battalions of (Austrian Line Infantry Figures painted as Hungarian Infantry ;o) on 30mm x 40mm bases.... or four x 16 figure battalions :o) depending on your figure scale preferences and/or wargame rules set used.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

III/71 Anglo-Danish

1014 AD - 1075 AD

DBA 2.2

15mm Essex Miniatures

Army Composition: 1 x (Gen) 4Bd, 2 x 4Bd, 8 x 4Sp, 1 x 2Ps or 4Sp

Despite my recent (10 days agodouble Hernia surgery. I manage to finish off this army I wasn't to sure about the shield patterns, but most of them are "guess work" patterns :o) my flocking of the bases are some what mediocre.  ,..anyway... slowly getting back to the rhythm of preparing/painting figures. Currently working on the Vikings and at a later stage more Impetus Gothic units to come i.e. Cavalry!......

A brief History Link of Who were the Anglo - Danes?

Norse Mercenaries (2Ps & 4Sp)

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