Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saxons for Dux Bellorum



I've been steadily chipping away at a couple of projects this week, and have four bases of early Saxon warriors to show for it.



As with my Romano-Brits, these are based on 120 x 50mm bases so that I can use them in Dux Bellorum, Impetus and Sword and Spear.



Figures are a mix of Gripping Beast metal and plastic and Musketeer Miniatures. Shields are hand painted, as usual, although only the wealthier-looking warriors got much in the way of designs.

13 comments:

  1. Great looking fellows. Here is a link to a re-enactment group I used to be in (helped start it up in fact). Some great source material for upper class Saxons

    http://www.wulfheodenas.com/

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  2. Some great shield designs there. Very nice.

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  3. Great stuff mate - I like what you did with the basing this time too. Looks like your went the extra mile there and it looks awesome

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  4. Those look fantastic. The leader, especially, is just brilliant.

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  5. Great work Dux, I'm starting a Saxon project myself so I'm always keen to see what others are doing particularly since I know sweet FA about the period. Doing Impetus as well, love the rules, and time to try my hand at SAGA. Once again very nicely done.

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  6. They look fantastic, love the shields and faces especially!

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  7. Awesome! Really like the guy leading the boys! Fantastic shield work too!

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  8. Excellent work Dux! Very impressed with the freehand shield designs.
    I'm just getting into the Anglo-Saxons myself - recently got a bunch of GB metals. Do you think these early Saxons of yours could work for the later periods too, like Alfred the Great era?
    Cheers,
    John.

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    1. Thanks Sarge! Depends how fussy you are, but I wouldn't use them for later Saxons. The general wisdom seems to be that shields were larger by the 9th century, and I'd be arranging the figures into a denser shieldwall. They would be much more Christianised as well, so more crosses on shields rather than ravens.

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  9. Just bought the rules for Dux Bellorum. Looking forward to reading them and starting a Romano British force. Your figures are very nice. Well painted shields make the whole unit pop.

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  10. Looking very smart Alan... in a hairy barbarian kind of way.

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  11. Really nice. Fantastic work on the shields.
    cheers

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