Thursday, October 8, 2009

III/51 Norman DBA Army

Furor Normanorum!



Here's my latest DBA army - the Normans. The first wargame figures I ever painted were 15mm Normans back in about 1986, so it was fun and nostalgic painting these. All figures are Strelets. I'm not entirely happy with how they turned out, but I was in a hurry to get them painted before the twins were born. This is the first in a series of 11th Century armies I'm painting up for a campaign, and they are supposed to be Normans in Sicily. Anyway, here they are:


8 Elements of Knights. I do like the way that all the Strelets figures are individuals, and show a greater diversity of clothing and weapons than just what is on the Bayeux Tapestry.

And some close-ups:



The dragon on the shield in the back line ended up looking cuter than intended...

Knights love to have a solid base of infantry to support them. Here are 2 elements of Spears, each supported by an element of Psiloi:


The DBA army list also allow the Psiloi to be replaced by Bows, so I made that option as well.


I love the guy with the shield. He looks like what he is - just a generation or so away from being a Viking.

1 comment:

  1. Way cool Alan,

    Those shields and the flag look fantastic!

    Nick

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