One of the things that drew me to Vikings was the fact that they invaded my place of birth (Largs in South Ayrshire) which is famous for the Battle of Largs in 1263 (Wikipedia linky. So I am reasonably confident that there are Scottish Vikings, therefore I am creating a saga scots force with viking models already procured from Wargames Factory. It also appeals to my proud Scottish trait for thriftiness.
Here are the boxes of models with the Renedra bases.
I made 5 points of Scots Vikings, all with spears. They are base-coated ready for dipping…..
I’m going to be even more canny by expanding my saga armies to include Anglo Saxon forces and then pulling them all together for a 2000pt WAC Viking army. All very cost effective, here are some extra Dark Age models I bought from Rob. To make up the Angles.
This is the Viking work I’ve been doing over the past month or so….
Firstly, Army Painter dipped Vikings
And closer up. There is 4 Saga points. Hearthguard, Berserkers, warriors and levies plus the King, so 29 models in total.
Finally a shot to show the magnetic bases. I buy a 5m strip from eBay. The bases are 20mm x 20mm from Renedra with sand and brown acrylic in it. I still need to flock them. They have also been dulled with AP spray anti-shine. Oh yes and I used shield transfers from Gripping Beast, procured from eBay ( remember to paint the background white!).
Brief update this week as little time to painted, but some progress made.
First the Vikings. Basic spray job. GW Skull White on the levies and warriors. Army Painter chainmail for the Hearthguards and Warlord. Next step basic colours and a dip! Note the magnetic strip on the 20mm by 20mm Rendra base.
Here are some sprayed WOTR Goblins, note Gothmog, Gollum and Druzhag getting ready for action. The Egyptian is from a National Geographic kids mag for my daughter. Well paint it up gold and blue
Oh here’s the finished Tutankhamen
Easter has not been overly productive painting-wise, but I have managed to construct a 4 point SAGA Vikings force
It consists of a leader (round base), 4 Hearthguard Bersekers (bare-chested), 4 Hearthguard (mail shirts), 8 Warriors and 12 levies (with boss).
Here are some close-ups….
Next steps are to base with sand, base coat, highlight and apply dip. Photos will follow.