Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Next to march off the painting desk are four Dark Age Ceorls, pronounced (churls), these made up the bulk of a dark age Militia / Fyrd, if you were a freeman between the age of 16 and 60 then you were required to take part in military service that could be called forth by a local Thegn in times of crisis, these guys formed the basis of Anglo Saxon society, labouring away on the land and on the livestock, but would also have to participate in the general fyrd when the need arose, sounds like a tough life!
Each Saxon warband will have six Ceorls in service, so thats 12 Ceorls in total for both warbands to paint up, I dont mind painting these guys as there is plenty of colour and lots of variety, These guys are from SLM, they are 15/18mm scale and are pretty easy to paint with heaps of detail.
Have a look at the guy with the two handed axe, this guy towers over most of his peers, the majority of my other saxons only reach up to his armpits in total height ! no doubt he will assert his axe's authority over most of his enemies, probably my favorite Saxon thus far.