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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6 Responses to “Rebased Vikings”

  1. TWR Says:

    A King Magnus Campaign could well be on the cards again I suspect.

    I believe the changes in DBA 3 should create some minor but important changes for these armies. The fast and solid being a good example. The TZ rules made a very beneficial change to a Carthaginian vs Syracuse game last night.

    • Mark Davies Says:

      I’ve enjoyed the games of DBA 3.0 I’ve played. I like the 3Pk for the Welsh and Prefeudal Scots. I’ve not used the Comnenans enough to see how 3Cv works, but the few games of Saxons and Normans suggest that 4Sp can still face 3Kn well.

  2. Stephen Says:

    Nice work Mark. For their age, those Feudal Castings figures are really nice. It goes to show you don’t need giant 18mm figures to get dynamic poses.

    • Mark Davies Says:

      So true. Of course scaling with true 15mm can be a problem.

      • Stephen Says:

        Yes there is that. Some styles of figures haven’t really withstood the test of time, like those with tiny horses.

      • Mark Davies Says:

        Feudal Castings have big heads, which don’t mix well with others. But height-wise they’re good. Horses are a problem. If the riders are cast separately you can mix and match a bit.

        I quite like using the Essex shields to create some uniformity.


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