Dan Becker's 28 mm Dark Ages Viking Cavalry
Here are a few early photos of soon-to-be-completed 28 mm Viking armyfrom the late Dark Ages.The foot soldiers are nearly done, but I wanted to rush outsome photos so I could look at them when I am bored.Hopefully you are alleviating some boredom with them as well.
|Viking horsemen on the gallop|
The horsemen are Gripping Beast28 mm miniatures.I base them on rectangular 25 mm by 40 mm bases. This is 10 mm shorterthan most Warhammer Ancient Battles players use, but I like tight compact formations.All figures are painted with Vallejo and Foundry acrylic paints.
Shields are done with Little Big Men Studios transfers.Some shields had rivets and small embossings. I was a little lazy and did not file down the bumps,so some of the transfers are somewhat wrinkled.But it is nice to see some colorful designs,for these Viking nobles.Obviously if they can afford mail, they can afford shield paintings.
|March forward with the flag|
The flag is a paper design from Wargames Journalprinted on ink jet paper, glued to a piece of aluminum foil, and wrapped arounda long spear.White glue and matter varnish holds it all together.
Sometimes a casting can be slightly mishappen.The flag bearer's horse is missing ears.I don't mind using a slightly miscast figures, but I usually like to avoidimportant characters like the flag bearer.I guess horses in battle could have lost their ears too.
|Bob, your horse has no ears|
Here are the twelve horsemen riding in formation.There are 6 unique rider castings and 3 unique horse castings.The duplicates are painted differently to give them the variation,an hopefully you don't notice it.
|The 12 horsemen of the apocalypse|
Thanks for reading about my 28 mm Vikings.More miniatures and scenery photos are located at the Miniatures section.There will be more photos placed here as the restof the viking attack force assembles.