For the Pillage the Village game, these menare fully armored.The king and his son have veteran morale.They are mounted with spears, so they get a +1 mounted bonus against foot soldiers.It will be cool to ride the horses into churches and hovels, terrorizing theinhabitants.The two models are taken from Foundry's Chatti and Suebi cavalry (AG10 and AG6) packs.The foot soldiers are also veteran morale with full armor.The horned helmet warrior is from Celtic personalities pack CB1.The bearded ax warrior is from Franks and Saxons noble warriors pack AFS5.
Do the foot soldiers look right? They look more Celtic than Germanic to me. Perhapsthey are leftover Haltstadt or Beaker celts from an earlier age.I think they look fine as long as you are modeling Germans from the lower Rhine and Danubewho were Celtic in origin.The Germans from the north were more Scandanavic in origin.In general these Germans are useful from about 100 B.C. to about 500 A.D.
Although the first paint job looked good for a rush job, I decided to redo them.I soaked them in acetone overnight and all the paint immediately came off.Then I reprimed them and painted them as best as I know how.
Two of the Germans have pulled their hair to the side and tied it in a knot.This is known as the Suebian knot as that Germanic tribe used it alot.The bowman to the far left looks noticably younger than the others.He sports a shaggy hairdo much like what I wore in high school and college.
For the Pillage the Village game, these men are unarmoredwith bows for ranged combat and a dagger or dirk for melee combat.Morale is average.
It is interesting to see a sculpt of the naked, nearly-unadorned human form in 28mm,free from clothing and other accouterments that might hide bad proportions, lumpy musclature,or other problems.I think these sculpts, warriors obviously in great shape, are very well proportioned and realistic.
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