4 October, 2014
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.
The army is not short of 4Bd; I’ve divided them into two sorts, the more professional huscarls and the Bondi.
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.
In DBA 3.0 the 3Bd are different from the 4Bd, which makes the raiders worthwhile to have based differently.
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!
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 army was one I painted early on; the paint job is nothing flash, but the rebasing has definitely improved their appearance.
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.
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.
Coming soon, the Vikings, the last of the rebasing efforts.