Saturday, June 16, 2012

GROWING THE FYRD



Managed to paint up some more Saxon Ceorls this week, they have come up well I think, everything from the colours chosen to the way they are posed, I really like them, this month is really turning out to be a Dark age month for me, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up finishing the whole Saxon warband, as mentioned in a previous post there is not that much more to do, let me see, 7 more ceorl warriors to paint up, 2 more skirmish ceorls, a Saxon war flag, a few cavalry (in two minds about this) and a couple of Saxon Heroes.
After the Saxons I think I will start on the Picts, I want to paint these guys to match their reputation, Barbaric and mysterious even by Saxon standards, but I don't want to do this at the expense of historical accuracy, I want to fulfill the above mandate but still have them look fairly accurate, any ideas out there? 







I watched Beowulf and Grendel on dvd (G.Butler version) the other night, this really bolstered the Saxon fire, Visually, the whole movie set up felt very authentic, weapons were spot on, armour and helmets looked very Saxony even right down to the small shaggy horses that were available at that time! good movie, if your into the Dark ages and haven't seen it, check it out, its well worth the watch.


Gerard Butler In 'Beowulf and Grendal'
 

8 comments:

Clint said...

Looking good mate. Hope you are happy with them, 'cos you shoud be.

Rodger said...

Very nice work!

Phil said...

Looking very nice...and terrific!

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Good stuff mate! Still spewing that you have now started a club less than 25 mins from where I used to live...now that I'm in Sydney!

lrqan said...

Tgis fyrd is coming along very nicely, well done. Nice work.

Brummie said...

Nicely done sir, Look forward to seeing what you do with the Picts

Luckyjoe said...

Those do look very nice. I'm thinking for the Picts lots of woad and tattoos.

The Extraordinarii said...

@Clint - Thanks mate.
@Rodger - Cheers.
@Phil - Thanks Phil.
@Paul - Weird how some things happen hey.
@Irqan - Going to make a push to finish the Saxons.
@Brummie - Yes so am I, how do you make minis look evil?
@Joe - Yes, Woad tats...I think thats a must, thanks Joe