Monday, January 22, 2018
A Start on 1066 and All That
Of course my Saxon force is the most "complete," with a good six points ready to go at any time. I could probably scrape a few more, maybe eight? Just a few more to paint and I'll call it Anglo-Dane as well. And my Viking force is nothing to scoff at either. At least four points there. Maybe six? I'd like another unit of hearthguards.
But I digress. Today marks the start of something new - the Normans! These have been languishing around a while, but I am happy with how they turned out. They are Black Tree Design figures, with the usual mix of Vallejo and Testors paints.
This is the first Dark Ages cavalry I have done, horses always being somewhat of a challenge. But I think I am getting better at them.
These mounted men of Normandy will form the nucleus of my Norman force. They will serve as mounted hearthguard. I will probably do one more unit of mounted hearthguard, then I have some warriors, and even a unit of crossbowmen.
I should probably get some archers. After all, someone needs to shoot at Harold's eye.
This faction will probably never quite get as big as my Saxon/Anglo-Dane, but who knows?