Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Plastic Gripping Beast Dark Age Warriors

Following on from the previous 12 with slings here are 12 with weapons and shields. Perfect for a Levy Warrior Anglo-Saxon unit in Saga. Most of the shields are basic hand painted designs with weathering and a couple are Little Big Men transfers.
I am really enjoying painting Dark Age miniatures. I really like the historical setting. I seem to have found a good groove with the colours and my method as well.
I have started to look towards using these figures beyond Saga as well. I have enjoyed playing 'Kings of War' and while it is not historical (swords and Dragons fantasy) a fantastic set of Army lists are available on a great blog at An Hour of Wolves and Shattered Shields. I worked out a few Army rosters with historical match ups in mind and based on what I have in my collection and what I could reasonably add on to not make it an intimidating mega project. 1000 - 1500 point lists to begin with. One aspect to the Kings of War rules is a fixed base size for figures/units so using this I have decided on a custom base solution from Warbases. I will have a lot less figures for each unit than is generally expected due to the 25mm round bases. I will use a slot system on large bases that conform to the Kings of War system. Example a Human horde unit is 200 x 80mm with up to 40 figures. I am going to fall well short of that figure wise on a base that size but I am not bothered by this. It allows me to stretch my collection out and still be able to play them in another game. I will keep you posted on progress for this project.

Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi)  


  1. Fierce looking warriors, great pics!

  2. those warriors look great! Just starting SAGA myself, and already thinking of expanding to make a Hail Caesar force...

  3. Great looking figs. Thanks for the tip on KoW for historicals too.

  4. lovely figures - I like how 'gritty' they look. Good shading and color choices.