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A Dark Ages army

Posted by Ochoin on 28 Nov 2020, 00:29

My small SAGA late Saxon army.
You'll notice that there's a lot of figures (about 120)......I have no restraint!

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Huscarls & Leaders to the front, Select Fyrd (didn't exist, evidently), flanked by archers in the second line & General Fyrd (as per previous comment) at the rear. To the left is the possibly mythical Saxon cavalry.

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My hand painted flags are a feature (I wish!)

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The arguable cavalry

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Massed archers (maybe this *is* a fantasy army???)

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Some of the "crazies".

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 28 Nov 2020, 03:20

Great motley, but very deadly, looking crew!

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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Nov 2020, 03:45

Harry Faversham wrote:motley,

:yeah:


Thanks for the kind comment.

I know from looking at your excellent medieval figures, you appreciate painting numbers of non-uniform figures.
I actually prefer uniformed armies: from Napoleonics to ww2 but a mass of figures all wearing different colours definitely has a look.

My ACW Confederates whilst being a bit of a pain to paint, look pretty swish in a multitude of grey & butternut colours.

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Posted by Peter on 28 Nov 2020, 11:51

Wonderfull army with a nice mix of manufacturers! :thumbup:
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 28 Nov 2020, 19:04

Great figures as always Donald. Much better painted than my host. Wonderful!
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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Nov 2020, 20:34

PaulRPetri wrote:Great figures as always Donald. Much better painted than my host. Wonderful!


Over on the HaT forum, there was a discussion about washes. I'm not pretending my Saxons would win painting prizes but I dug them out to illustrate some points for a Newbie.

Thanks for your kind words.

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Posted by OwenChpw on 29 Nov 2020, 01:55

Yeah these are great looking Saxons, and washes are the magic cure-all for everything lol. My own technique kind of developed without them but I think they look and work great!
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 29 Nov 2020, 11:54

Dark Age armies really come into their own with mix and match. One sculptors long skinny blokes, alongside another's little stumpy ones brings a warband to life. Even different takes on shields and weapons adds, not detracts from the look of the thing...
in my 'umble opinion.

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