Rebased Vikings

4 October, 2014

The entire army; there are extra figures for fielding the 'Anglo-Norse' in the King Magnus' War campaign.

The entire army; there are extra figures for fielding the ‘Anglo-Norse’ in the King Magnus’ War campaign.

The Vikings are one of the first armies I finished, and one that has extra figures to serve in other armies and to allow it to be used for other more fictitious armies, such as the Anglo-Norse, or fantasy Vikings.

Another angle.

Another angle.

The army is not short of 4Bd; I’ve divided them into two sorts, the more professional huscarls and the Bondi.

The huscarls, more heavily armoured 4Bd

The huscarls, more heavily armoured 4Bd

Another angle.

Another angle.

The figures are Feudal Casting, and some of the poses are ones I wouldn’t have chosen in the numbers I got, but the basis of this army was a DBA army pack with expansions.

The Bondi, more lightly armoured 4Bd.

The Bondi, more lightly armoured 4Bd.

Another angle.

Another angle.

In DBA 3.0 the 3Bd are different from the 4Bd, which makes the raiders worthwhile to have based differently.

Archers (3Bw or 2Ps), Raiders (3Bd) and Berserkers (3Wb).

Archers (3Bw or 2Ps), Raiders (3Bd) and Berserkers (3Wb).

Another angle.

Another angle.

Next up I’m painting some Khurasan Vikings as a Hero element for HoTT. However, I have a bit of a backlog in the painting queue, so I may not get to them for a while! At least I’ve finished with the rebasing!

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Rebased Norse Irish

4 October, 2014

Well, it’s taken another fortnight since I said I’d get onto posting these pictures. The Norse Irish are not a powerful army by any stretch, but I’ve had a lot of good fortune with them in the games I’ve played (generally against historical opponents). Since they were rebased they managed to defeat Joel’s Vikings, and they have often won despite their limitations — the luck of the Irish!

The whole army arrayed: Ostmen (4Bd) on the left and bonnachts (3Ax) flanked by kerns (2Ps) in the centre.

The whole army arrayed: Ostmen (4Bd) on the left and bonnachts (3Ax) flanked by kerns (2Ps) in the centre.

The army was one I painted early on; the paint job is nothing flash, but the rebasing has definitely improved their appearance.

Another angle.

Another angle.

The army is similar to the Ancient Spanish in having a lot of Auxilia and Psiloi. However, they have no mounted, and the 4Bd are less useful; they slow the army down and aren’t really enough to do much.

The bonnachts.

The bonnachts.

Another angle.

Another angle.

I’m working at expanding all my Dark Age armies for HoTT. To this end I’ve provided them with a few Lurker elements, skirmishers on a deeper base. The heroes and magicians will follow. Some already have Behemoths and fliers.

The rest; on the far left are some skirmishers based as Lurkers for HoTT; they have a dog! The Ostmen are part of the surplus available from the Viking army.

The rest; on the far left are some skirmishers based as Lurkers for HoTT; they have a dog! The Ostmen are part of the surplus available from the Viking army.

Another angle.

Another angle.

Coming soon, the Vikings, the last of the rebasing efforts.