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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Army Review: 28mm Vikings and Saxons

Before the army review, a quick workbench update. The hussars did get put onto painting sticks last night, so were ready to join the dragoons and horse grenadiers for priming with the airbrush this morning:

Apart from the priming, today has been quite light on the hobby front. All that's been done is to stick the hussar general group plus the horses and drivers onto painting sticks and assembling the two wagons. I'll prime them tomorrow evening, then on Tuesday I will probably make a start on the horses:

Anyways, back to the Army Review. Today I bring you my collection of Vikings and Saxons/AngloDanes for Saga. They are a mix of Wargames Factory and Gripping Beast plastics (and one Gripping Beast metal figure).

Gripping Beast Viking warlords - not sure why I didn't finish the basing

Wargames Factory Vikings/Saxons

Wargames Factory Vikings/Saxons

Gripping Beast Vikings with Egil Skallagrimsson

Gripping Beast Saxons/Anglo Danes

I'm pretty sure that I'll be rebasing all of these at some point, so that I can use them for ADLG and maybe other rules as well. If I base them in 3s, that should give me flexibility to use them with a range of rules.


  1. Always seems a shame to rebase them when you've done such a good job on the flocking.



  2. Very nice Tamsin, maybe one day I'll add a few Vikings to the collection.

  3. Very nice Vikings, I like the detail on the chain mail.

  4. Yes, just finished my own Saxons, and am just finishing a Saxon village for the Vikings to pillage!!!
    Nice figs there Tams!

  5. @ Pete - I know what you mean, but if it helps to get them used then it's best to bite the bullet :)

    @ Michael A - thanks m'Lord! :)

    @ Kevin - cheers! The chainmail was just drybrush, wash, highlight :)

    @ Herkybird - thanks! Must take a peek at your Saxons - any pics on your blog? :)

    @ Stefan - cheers! :)

  6. There's no such thing as "chain mail", and never has been.

    1. You are correct, it was simply called "mail" at the time it was being used and currently by those in the know. "Chain mail", however, is the name in common public usage and was used by the commenter whom I was replying to.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post from over three years ago.