Thursday, January 12, 2012

THE DARK AGES

 'The Picts attacking Hadrians wall'


So this is my new project for the year, the 'Dark Ages', I will be concentrating/gaming the early part of the history, so to set the scene, here is a brief overview of what was going on at that time, around 410AD,

Roman military rule in Britain has been withdrawn by the Emperor, due mainly to barbarian pressures in Europe, these were taken to be the early signs of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Briton is left to fend for her self against a variety of invaders, there were the Picts from the north and the Irish-Scots from the west and to make matters worse the British high king of the time hired Angle and Saxon(Germanic) mercenaries to help keep the invaders at bay, in exchange for land and royal favor, but the Anglo-Saxons seeing a vulnerability decided to exploit it, they rebelled and took more land by force of arms, in the end becoming an invader themselves, history tells us that the Anglo-Saxons went on to establish kingdoms of their own in the southern part of Briton.

This is the time period and setting in which I will play some skirmish games, featuring war parties from the Anglo-Saxons, Romano-Brits, Picts and the Irish-Scots, all of this will be done in 15mm with all miniatures from Splintered Light Miniatures , the terrain I use will probably be my Tusk terrain, but I may make a Dark Age Saxon village or a Romano-Brit frontier fort as well, I will keep you posted.  

9 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Sounds like a plan, looking forward to more my friend....

Ray Rousell said...

Sounds very interesting!! I'll be following with interest!!

Luckyjoe said...

Very cool. Looking forward to seeing more.

Brummie said...

Sounds good will be good to see more of your 15mm figs

Dangerous Brian said...

Love the Dark Ages setting. Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Rodger said...

This sounds very interesting. Looking forward to more.

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks everyone, if more is what you want, then more is what your going to get....I have already made a jumping start on the Saxon war party side of things a post to follow soonish.

cmnash said...

Sounds very good Mr Ext'. I'm going for the other end of the Dark Ages myself using Gripping Beast's plastics and SAGA.

Splintered Light's fantasy minis are great so will be interested to see their historical ones in your posts - more soon please!

The Extraordinarii said...

@Cmnash - most people game the later half of the dark ages, with Vikings involved who wouldn't right ? more coming infact check back tonight.....