Posts Tagged ‘Viking’

[ENG/PL] Draugr, the zombies of the Vikings times / Draugi, czyli zombie czasów wikingów (Gripping Beast Zombie Revenant)

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Draugur* in Old Iceland, Draugr in Sweden, Norway and Denmark or Dreag in Old English nomenclature, although the most accurate are the words of the Old Danish Uppvakningar word – resurrected from the dead and Aptrgangr – who walk after death.&nb…

[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…

[ENG/PL] About a woman who didn’t bend to the Vikings / O kobiecie, co wikingom się nie kłaniała (Wargamer’s Hot & Dangerous: Lagertha, the Shieldmaiden)

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

“… this hard-hitting woman found more pleasure in the lone ruling of the kingdom than by sharing a fortune with her husband.”Hello everyone, very warmly!Today’s entry will be devoted to one of the most interesting figures of female warriors, with the…

Fantasy Necromancer Miniatures Are Fun

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

Fantasy miniatures are still my thing this week and this Necromancer, I call him Vetis Bane, is a pivotal character in the legends that hold my dark age fantasy world together. I have talked about the miniatures and the ideas behind in a few places on …

A Good, Bad Guy

Posted on December 21st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A good, bad guy is great for most RPG and having a 28mm figure to represent them on tabletop is even better. I talked about the idea a while back HERE. In my game that bad guy is a necromancer (possibly the best bad guy for fantasy) called Vetis Bane. …

River Troll

Posted on December 14th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This uncommonly large beastie has been my main focus today. I am not really sure what he is meant to be in my games but According to Reaper he is a Marsh Troll. I don’t have a clear purpose for him in the Viking game but I can see him as a Mutant in th…

Lead Reckoning 2017-12-14 19:12:00

Posted on December 14th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This uncommonly large beastie has been my main focus today. I am not really sure what he is meant to be in my games but According to Reaper he is a Marsh Troll. I don’t have a clear purpose for him in the Viking game but I can see him as a Mutant in th…

End Of The Week – Dark Age Men In Black

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been an odd week for me but I have in the end reached my goal and then some so The New Cruelty is happy. You might have noticed from some of my posts it’s not been the happiest week of my life. As I didn’t start painting until Thursday I am prey h…

End Of The Week – Dark Age Men In Black

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been an odd week for me but I have in the end reached my goal and then some so The New Cruelty is happy. You might have noticed from some of my posts it’s not been the happiest week of my life. As I didn’t start painting until Thursday I am prey h…

End Of The Week & Ghouls

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have had a good week this week and The New Cruelty is happy. I have managed to achieve all of my goals from last week. I did get all seven of the ghouls I started done. Done, based, varnished and completely finished. As far as it goes I am never happ…

End Of The Week & Ghouls

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have had a good week this week and The New Cruelty is happy. I have managed to achieve all of my goals from last week. I did get all seven of the ghouls I started done. Done, based, varnished and completely finished. As far as it goes I am never happ…

End Of The Week, Black Elves & Next Week

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I started the week with fifteen figures to paint with a plan to paint them in batches over the next three weeks. Short of a little bit of touching up, shields and some work on the bases, they are pretty much done. I guess anything done in a batch with …

End Of The Week, Black Elves & Next Week

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I started the week with fifteen figures to paint with a plan to paint them in batches over the next three weeks. Short of a little bit of touching up, shields and some work on the bases, they are pretty much done. I guess anything done in a batch with …

Black Elves Are Almost Done

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I usually set myself a target of five figures a week. What I have done in the past is plan on doing ten in a week and essentially never finishing them. If I stick to five I tend to get them done. Occasionally I stick one or two more in but it tends to …

Black Elves Are Almost Done

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I usually set myself a target of five figures a week. What I have done in the past is plan on doing ten in a week and essentially never finishing them. If I stick to five I tend to get them done. Occasionally I stick one or two more in but it tends to …

Black Elf Update

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

These figures are being painted for my ongoing Viking game. The inspiration for this is mainly the Norse sagas but there is a little bit of Skyrim and the odd little bit of high fantasy thrown in. At it’s core is the sagas. Little is said in any of the…

Black Elf Update

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

These figures are being painted for my ongoing Viking game. The inspiration for this is mainly the Norse sagas but there is a little bit of Skyrim and the odd little bit of high fantasy thrown in. At it’s core is the sagas. Little is said in any of the…

The Black Elves Are Coming

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

I have fifteen black elves to paint so I guess this is me for the rest of the month. Before you say anything there are only twelve of them here, the rest are in the priming queue.This is a good start on the process however.Not high elvesThe Viking myth…

The Black Elves Are Coming

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

I have fifteen black elves to paint so I guess this is me for the rest of the month. Before you say anything there are only twelve of them here, the rest are in the priming queue.This is a good start on the process however.Not high elvesThe Viking myth…

And Now For Something Completely Different…. The Maurader!

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

So since I have completed my parade board (Pictures will follow soon) I have decided to work on something non games workshop releated. It’s a figure I picked up from Salute earlier this year called ‘The Maurader’ by MDP. I was originally after a bust, …

And Now For Something Completely Different….

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

So since I have completed my parade board. Pictures will follow soon. I have decided to work on something not games workshop releated. It’s a figure I picked up from Salute earlier this year called ‘The Maurader’ by MDP. I was originally after a bust, …

Progress, In A Lot Of Different Directions

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well I have had a blip for a few days but I seem to be over it now. Somewhere along the line I have managed to get a solid three hours of painting in today. Whilst I am not speeding through the work, I am at least making progress.A little bit of everyt…

Progress, In A Lot Of Different Directions

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well I have had a blip for a few days but I seem to be over it now. Somewhere along the line I have managed to get a solid three hours of painting in today. Whilst I am not speeding through the work, I am at least making progress.A little bit of everyt…

[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.