Posts Tagged ‘dark ages’

de Seguiran, a lady, a silly kid… and more Dux troops

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Continuing with a project I started in the past bonus round, I`ll be trying to paint up one of the Crisis limited edition entrance figures for all of the remaining weeks of this challenge.And of course, some regular forces as well to go along with the …

116th Pennsylvania… and some levies

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This weeks entry into the Painting Challenge is one of the reasons I actually got into it, to build further on my full OrBat for the II Corps, 1 Division og Hancock, as it fought at Fredericksburg.While I already finished some of the generals last week…

New Project for 2019..

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Ok I know 2019 is a long way off but West Wind Productions, War and Empire have recently released their third Kickstarter, Dark Ages.  The miniatures are fantastic.  I supported their first two kickstarters and bought Punic Wars Roman and Sas…

[ENG/PL] The true story of Halfdan the Black (Hálfdan Svarti) / Prawdziwa historia Halfdana Czarnego (Halvdan Svarte) [Footsore Miniatures Erik Oaksplitter]

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

“My mother told meSomeday I would buyA galley with good oarsSail to distant shoresStand upon the prowNoble barq I steerSteady course for the havenHew many foe-men, hew many foe-men”Good morning!Staying in historical and Tv series Vikings climate invite…

Defending the realm, Normandy around 900 AD. Obrona królestwa, Normandia około 900 n.e.

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Past week was quite busy if I we talking about gaming. I managed to have two big games. First of them was planned for a long time. Michael painted a lot of peasants, who can fit in many periods. The idea was, to use them with our Dark Age collections. …

Defending the Watchtower, a Dux Britanniarum campaign game

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

In the second part of my three battles for survival in this month, I faced Richard who raided my lands.Out to set fire to my Watchtower, I had to play the one thing I love to do… defending behind my pallisades.My army was still recovering from it’s l…

Wargaming At its Best

Posted on January 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I thought I would do today’s report first and leave yesterdays until later, mainly because it has been an exciting day and it is still fresh in my mind.The game was a large one and we both fielded almost every unit we have, the Carolingians had three c…

Winwaed 655 AD

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The missus left yesterday and due to the strikes and rail closures had a tiresome journey to London but got there eventually, I am hoping I do not run into the same problems next Friday. Not having had a wargame now since the middle of December I organ…

[ENG/PL] Two brothers who… conquered Britain. History of Hengist and Horsa / O dwóch takich co… podbili Brytanię. Historia Hengista i Horsa (Footsore Miniatures)

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Good morning in the first post in 2018!I am starting a new year of blogging with two brothers, Hengist and Horsa, whom you can find in the offer of one of my favorite producers Footsore Miniatures.Two of the legendary Saxon heroes will be perfect for m…

The First Struggle for Survival: Dux Britanniarum campaign game

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Let’s cut to the chase: Clustfeinad is in big trouble. Last month, a large Raid left my army in shambles, as I lost 3 out of my 6 units for multiple campaign turns as an opposing kingdom, bolstered by Mercenaries and two Saxon forces rampaged and …

Vikings!

Posted on December 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I popped over to Bruce’s for a game of Vikings 878 on Tuesday. We’d tried this at the club a few months back but I was keen for a second go. Bruce took the role of the blood-thirty invaders.His first move was to land at London (which makes sense, given…

Vikings!

Posted on December 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I popped over to Bruce’s for a game of Vikings 878 on Tuesday. We’d tried this at the club a few months back but I was keen for a second go. Bruce took the role of the blood-thirty invaders.His first move was to land at London (which makes sense, given…

Ecgfrith Turns the Tide of History

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Home alone again as the missus has had to house sit down south to help my son, long story, so of course this afternoon was free for wargaming, I arranged with Kevin to refight the Battle of Nechtansmere which in reality took place somewhere north of th…

Ecgfrith Turns the Tide of History

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Home alone again as the missus has had to house sit down south to help my son, long story, so of course this afternoon was free for wargaming, I arranged with Kevin to refight the Battle of Nechtansmere which in reality took place somewhere north of th…

Celtic Cross and Wandering Bard

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Got some small items finished over the weekend for use in SAGA, including my “Crisis impulse buy”.Which tought me a few lessons…The first of it being that MDF terrain, something that came to be “a thing” during my hiatus is quite a lovely and cheap m…

Celtic Cross and Wandering Bard

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Got some small items finished over the weekend for use in SAGA, including my “Crisis impulse buy”.Which tought me a few lessons…The first of it being that MDF terrain, something that came to be “a thing” during my hiatus is quite a lovely and cheap m…

Romano British Warriors and Archers

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In an effort to “romanize” my force some more for the Dux campaign, I grabbed a box of Gripping Beast plastics and started work on some units.The idea is to use them for all the “non Levy” and “non Mercenary” troops, and to fit a bit more in the time p…

Romano British Warriors and Archers

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In an effort to “romanize” my force some more for the Dux campaign, I grabbed a box of Gripping Beast plastics and started work on some units.The idea is to use them for all the “non Levy” and “non Mercenary” troops, and to fit a bit more in the time p…

878 Vikings at the club

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We had eight guys out at the club this week. Chen and Brandon played a game of Dropfleet (sorry–no pics) while Taylor and Jonathan played from Dragon Rampant.Scott, Terry, Bruce and I tried out 878 Vikings with Terry and Scott being the axe-weilding i…

878 Vikings at the club

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We had eight guys out at the club this week. Chen and Brandon played a game of Dropfleet (sorry–no pics) while Taylor and Jonathan played from Dragon Rampant.Scott, Terry, Bruce and I tried out 878 Vikings with Terry and Scott being the axe-weilding i…

[ENG/PL] See you in Valhalla! / Do zobaczenia w Walhalli! (V&V Miniatures Vikings #2)

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

“Since no ax, spear or blade has reached my son today, he will be known as Bjørn Ironside now.” -Ragnar Lodbrok


Hello everyone!


Today I am returning to the excellent V&V Miniature figurines I received for review. The set is called “Vikings 6”.

V&V Miniature kits feature the great detail of the finest resin models.
There are 40mm and 28mm figures (Vikings, Normans and Anglo-Saxons) in the offer, which will enrich every army, band or team of players and collectors.

Remember that before painting it is very helpful to wash the figures in warm soapy water and to clean the elements from the light residue after the cast. I use modeling scissors and toothbrushes..

Like also V&V Miniatures on Facebook.


The four housecarls present today will play the part of Jarl’s personal defense (historians and sagas have known the courage and protection of the Scandinavian rulers), so they have richly decorated shields and more elaborate costumes – unlike Bondi’s.

       In early medieval Scandinavia, housecarls (Old nordic: húskarlarhúskarl, Old English: huscarlhuscarle or houscarl) were free people who were holding farms.
The original term húskarl, literally means “house man”.
        In Anglo-Saxon England, after the conquest of the Kingdom of Denmark in the eleventh century, this group also appeared. English Housecarl had many roles, both military and administrative.
Harold II at the Battle of Hastings against Wilhelm the Bastard had the protection of the Housecarl’s top-pickers.

“Skoro żaden topór, włócznia ani ostrze nie zdołały dosięgnąć dziś mego syna,będzie teraz znany jako Bjorn Żelaznoboki” -Ragnar Lodbrok



Witam wszystkich!

Dziś powracam do doskonałych figurek od V&V Miniatures które otrzymałem do zrecenzowania. Zestaw nosi nazwę “Vikings 6”.
Modele od V&V Miniatures cechuje dbałością o najmniejszy szczegół, a ich żywiczne modele wyglądają wręcz doskonale.
Obecnie w ofercie producenta znajdują się figurki w skali 40 mm oraz 28 mm (Wikingowie, Normanowie oraz Anglo-Sasi) które wzbogacą każdą armię, bandę czy drużynę graczy i kolekcjonerów.

Jak to bywa z modelami żywicznymi, ważne jest, aby przed pomalowaniem umyć figurki w ciepłej wodzie z mydłem oraz wyczyścić elementy z lekkich pozostałości po odlewie. Ja w tym celu, używam nożyka modelarskiego oraz szczoteczki do zębów.


Polubcie również V&V Miniatures na Facebooku’u.



Przedstawieni dzisiaj wszyscy czterej wojownicy housecarls będą pełnili rolę osobistej ochrony Jarla (w historii i sagach znani byli ze swojej odwagi i ochrony skandynawskich władców). Wikingowie tacy posiadają bogato zdobione tarcze i bardziej majętne stroje – w odróżnieniu do przygotowywanych Bondich (rolników i rybaków).


       We wczesnośredniowiecznej Skandynawii, housecarls (staronordyckie: húskarlar, húskarl; staro-angielskie: huscarl, huscarle lub houscarl) byli wolnymi ludźmi, prowadzącymi gospodarstwa. 

Oryginalny termin húskarl, dosłownie oznacza “Człowieka domu”.
       W Anglosaskiej Anglii, po podboju przez Królestwo Danii w XI wieku, także występowała ta grupa.  Angielski Housecarl miał wiele ról, zarówno wojskowych, jak i administracyjnych. 

Harold II w bitwie pod Hastings przeciwko Wilhelmowi Bękartowi posiadał ochronę złożoną z doborowych toporników Housecarlów.





[ENG/PL] See you in Valhalla! / Do zobaczenia w Walhalli! (V&V Miniatures Vikings #2)

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

“Since no ax, spear or blade has reached my son today, he will be known as Bjørn Ironside now.” -Ragnar Lodbrok


Hello everyone!


Today I am returning to the excellent V&V Miniature figurines I received for review. The set is called “Vikings 6”.

V&V Miniature kits feature the great detail of the finest resin models.
There are 40mm and 28mm figures (Vikings, Normans and Anglo-Saxons) in the offer, which will enrich every army, band or team of players and collectors.

Remember that before painting it is very helpful to wash the figures in warm soapy water and to clean the elements from the light residue after the cast. I use modeling scissors and toothbrushes..

Like also V&V Miniatures on Facebook.


The four housecarls present today will play the part of Jarl’s personal defense (historians and sagas have known the courage and protection of the Scandinavian rulers), so they have richly decorated shields and more elaborate costumes – unlike Bondi’s.

       In early medieval Scandinavia, housecarls (Old nordic: húskarlarhúskarl, Old English: huscarlhuscarle or houscarl) were free people who were holding farms.
The original term húskarl, literally means “house man”.
        In Anglo-Saxon England, after the conquest of the Kingdom of Denmark in the eleventh century, this group also appeared. English Housecarl had many roles, both military and administrative.
Harold II at the Battle of Hastings against Wilhelm the Bastard had the protection of the Housecarl’s top-pickers.

“Skoro żaden topór, włócznia ani ostrze nie zdołały dosięgnąć dziś mego syna,będzie teraz znany jako Bjorn Żelaznoboki” -Ragnar Lodbrok



Witam wszystkich!

Dziś powracam do doskonałych figurek od V&V Miniatures które otrzymałem do zrecenzowania. Zestaw nosi nazwę “Vikings 6”.
Modele od V&V Miniatures cechuje dbałością o najmniejszy szczegół, a ich żywiczne modele wyglądają wręcz doskonale.
Obecnie w ofercie producenta znajdują się figurki w skali 40 mm oraz 28 mm (Wikingowie, Normanowie oraz Anglo-Sasi) które wzbogacą każdą armię, bandę czy drużynę graczy i kolekcjonerów.

Jak to bywa z modelami żywicznymi, ważne jest, aby przed pomalowaniem umyć figurki w ciepłej wodzie z mydłem oraz wyczyścić elementy z lekkich pozostałości po odlewie. Ja w tym celu, używam nożyka modelarskiego oraz szczoteczki do zębów.


Polubcie również V&V Miniatures na Facebooku’u.



Przedstawieni dzisiaj wszyscy czterej wojownicy housecarls będą pełnili rolę osobistej ochrony Jarla (w historii i sagach znani byli ze swojej odwagi i ochrony skandynawskich władców). Wikingowie tacy posiadają bogato zdobione tarcze i bardziej majętne stroje – w odróżnieniu do przygotowywanych Bondich (rolników i rybaków).


       We wczesnośredniowiecznej Skandynawii, housecarls (staronordyckie: húskarlar, húskarl; staro-angielskie: huscarl, huscarle lub houscarl) byli wolnymi ludźmi, prowadzącymi gospodarstwa. 

Oryginalny termin húskarl, dosłownie oznacza “Człowieka domu”.
       W Anglosaskiej Anglii, po podboju przez Królestwo Danii w XI wieku, także występowała ta grupa.  Angielski Housecarl miał wiele ról, zarówno wojskowych, jak i administracyjnych. 

Harold II w bitwie pod Hastings przeciwko Wilhelmowi Bękartowi posiadał ochronę złożoną z doborowych toporników Housecarlów.





Gypsy Girl

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

While rummaging to my “left overs” boxes from years ago, I stumbled upon this lady.Now, I have no clue anymore what brand she is from, let alone why I ever bought her to be honest. Probably as part for scenery scenes or something.  But she ca…

Gypsy Girl

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

While rummaging to my “left overs” boxes from years ago, I stumbled upon this lady.Now, I have no clue anymore what brand she is from, let alone why I ever bought her to be honest. Probably as part for scenery scenes or something.  But she ca…

Kern Slingers

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The first completed unit of the month, these are the last figures from the Dark Ages box of Warriors I bought to bulk my Dux force.But in that game, you have 4 strong missile troops, while in the SAGA Irish list, the Kerns, who are either armed with a …